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

Dr. Adam Fierer practices general surgery in Oceanside, CA and Vista, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Fierer include laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Fierer takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients. 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. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 sees patients in Oceanside, CA and Encinitas, CA. Her medical specialty is general surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Toosie is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Toosie welcomes new patients. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Toosie attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Toosie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian.

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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 an Oceanside, CA physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In Dr. Shad's practice, he is particularly interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shad honors. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Shad attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Shad (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. Dr. Shad is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shad's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a gastroenterologist in Oceanside, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Viernes include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Viernes is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

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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's medical specialty is gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Shim's clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU), Dr. Shim attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in Oceanside, CA, is a medical specialist in vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology. Dr. Ponec is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He graduated from 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 Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Ponec is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes 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.