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We found 30 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield near Redding, CA.

Dr. Edward William Iii Pottmeyer III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2240 Court Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in San Jose, CA and Redding, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Pottmeyer's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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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 physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stratte accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1255 Liberty Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Jack Schillen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Schillen takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 191
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,975 - $3,891
  • Medicare Cost: $104 - $1,088
Dr. Miguel Angel Mendez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2439 Sonoma Street; Suite 101
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Miguel Mendez-Fernandez practices plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Mendez-Fernandez is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at 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)

Dr. Mark Daniel Ball, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2439 Sonoma Street; Suite 101
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Mark Ball works as a plastic surgeon in Redding, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ball at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ball include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for 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)

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Specializes in Surgery
2656 Edith Avenue; Suite B
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Robert Taylor is a surgery specialist. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Taylor 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.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

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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's specialty is vascular surgery. After attending the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Heyerman accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital, Dr. Heyerman attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine.

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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 Redding, CA physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He is conversant in Greek. He is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Papadakis honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Redding, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Ferraro average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ferraro takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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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 is an anesthesiologist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lipman is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine.

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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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Domb is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then 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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Redding, CA. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Lam a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Paul's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paul honors. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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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.