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

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Dr. Adam S Fierer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3998 Vista Way; Suite C200
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Adam Fierer is a general surgeon in Oceanside, CA and Vista, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Fierer honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Fierer has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fierer is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,255
  • Medicare Cost: $713
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Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3601 Vista Way; Suite 203
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Katayoun Toosie is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Toosie (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. She has indicated that her clinical interests include breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Toosie has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Toosie's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Javaid Shad is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shad is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Shad trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego. His areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Shad accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Shad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Matthew Viernes specializes in adult gastroenterology and practices in Oceanside, CA. Dr. Viernes's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Viernes trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Michael Shim specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Shim has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Shim's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

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

Dr. Donald Ponec's areas of specialization are vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology; he sees patients in Oceanside, CA. 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 honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ponec has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,763
  • Medicare Cost: $563

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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.