We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Molina Healthcare HMO near Oceanside, CA.

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Specializes in General Surgery
3998 Vista Way; Suite C200
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Adam Fierer is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Fierer has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fierer include laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Fierer is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Fierer has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,255
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $713

Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3601 Vista Way; Suite 203
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Katayoun Toosie's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Toosie takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. After attending New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Toosie (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Toosie is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3923 Waring Road; Suite A
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Javaid Shad is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shad include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Shad is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Shad attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3923 Waring Road; Suite A
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Michael Shim works as a gastroenterologist in Oceanside, CA. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Shim honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shim trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Shim is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
3402 Piazza Del Oro; Suite 300
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Donald Ponec, who practices in Oceanside, CA, is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Ponec is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,763
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $563

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3923 Waring Road; Suite A
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Viernes works as an adult gastroenterologist. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Viernes is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Viernes takes. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

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What is Minimally Invasive Surgery?

Minimally invasive surgery is surgery performed using tiny tools and several small incisions instead of one large one. First performed in the 1980s, minimally invasive surgery has now become commonly used for all kinds of procedures because it offers so many benefits over traditional surgery.

Since minimally invasive surgery minimizes the amount of injury that a patient experiences by avoiding a large incision, it typically results in fewer issues after surgery. There tend to be fewer stitches needed, less scarring, less pain, a faster recovery time, and a lower risk of infection. Some minimally invasive procedures even require less anesthesia than usual.

There are three main types of minimally invasive surgery:
  • Laparoscopic surgery, where several small incisions are made. A tiny camera is inserted into one, and the surgeon looks at the procedure on a video screen while moving tools through the other openings.
  • Endoscopic surgery, which is performed using an endoscope. An endoscope is a thin, hollow tube that contains a camera. It can be inserted either through a small incision or an existing opening such as the nose. Tiny tools can be passed through the tube to the area that needs to be worked on.
  • Robotic surgery, which uses tools that are even smaller and more precise than laparoscopic tools. The tools and camera are inserted through a small opening, and then the surgeon controls the robot from a computer in another room.

Minimally invasive surgery is not the right choice in every situation. However in many cases, it makes surgery less difficult to handle.
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