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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2240 Court Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Pottmeyer attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $444 - $883
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Specializes in Urology
2624 Edith Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Paul Stratte is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Stratte obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $650 - $2,145
  • Medicare Cost: $209 - $843
Dr. Mark Daniel Ball, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2439 Sonoma Street; Suite 101
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ball is a Redding, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ball include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ball accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair ... (Read more)

Dr. Miguel Angel Mendez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2439 Sonoma Street; Suite 101
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Miguel Mendez-Fernandez sees patients in Redding, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Mendez-Fernandez accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He graduated from National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1255 Liberty Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Jack Schillen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 191
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,975 - $3,891
  • Medicare Cost: $104 - $1,088
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Specializes in Surgery
2656 Edith Avenue; Suite B
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Robert Taylor is a physician who specializes in surgery. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Taylor accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $769
  • Medicare Cost: $699
Dr. Richard Neale Cross, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2160 Court Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Richard Cross' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He takes Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,240
  • Medicare Cost: $443
Dr. Douglas George Hatter, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2510 Airpark Drive; Suite 301
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Hatter is a specialist in vascular surgery. He works in Redding, CA. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hatter takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,174
  • Medicare Cost: $657
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2160 Court Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. William Heyerman sees patients in Redding, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heyerman accepts. Dr. Heyerman is a graduate of Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and a graduate of Summa Akron City Hospital's residency program.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,191 - $2,405
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $422
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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2175 Rosaline Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Emmanuel Papadakis is a specialist in interventional cardiology. In addition to English, Dr. Papadakis speaks Greek. He attended medical school at the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papadakis honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,975
  • Medicare Cost: $503
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1255 Liberty Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Ferraro works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ferraro is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,262
  • Medicare Cost: $497
Dr. Thomas Matthew Bey, MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
2020 Court Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Bey practices diagnostic radiology in Redding, CA and Stockton, CA. He is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Bey honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,183
  • Medicare Cost: $691
Dr. Zachary Jacob Lipman, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Other
847 Santa Cruz Drive
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Zachary Lipman's medical specialty is anesthesiology. He graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. Dr. Lipman's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,738
  • Medicare Cost: $925
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2125 Court Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. George Domb specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Domb's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Domb accepts. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 285
  • Uninsured Cost: $487 - $6,910
  • Medicare Cost: $181 - $3,438
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2510 Airpark Dr 106
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Gary Lam sees patients in Redding, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lam accepts. Dr. Lam attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,198
  • Medicare Cost: $990
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2662 Edith Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Paul specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Paul average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Paul is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 153
  • Uninsured Cost: $362 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $172 - $1,074

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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.