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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, who practices in San Jose, CA and Redding, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Pottmeyer performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pottmeyer is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Cancer, VATS Lung Surgery, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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 Redding, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Stratte honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stratte trained 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. Miguel Angel Mendez Fernandez, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2439 Sonoma Street; Suite 101
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Miguel Mendez-Fernandez specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Redding, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Mendez-Fernandez speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He studied medicine at National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) Faculty of Medicine. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ball at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1255 Liberty Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Jack Schillen is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Redding, CA. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Schillen trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Schillen accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Anthem, and more.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2160 Court Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Richard Cross is an orthopedic surgeon in Redding, CA. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Cross 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
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Specializes in Surgery
2656 Edith Avenue; Suite B
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Robert Taylor is a surgeon. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $769
  • Medicare Cost: $699
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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
2175 Rosaline Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Emmanuel Papadakis' area of specialization is interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Athens Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Papadakis is conversant in Greek.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,975
  • Medicare Cost: $503
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2160 Court Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. William Heyerman is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital.

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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 Vascular Surgery
2510 Airpark Drive; Suite 301
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Hatter specializes in vascular surgery. Dr. Hatter is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine and a graduate of Naval Medical Center San Diego's residency program. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hatter accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,174
  • Medicare Cost: $657
Dr. Zachary Jacob Lipman, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Other
847 Santa Cruz Drive
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Zachary Lipman is an anesthesiologist in Redding, CA and Chico, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Lipman average 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lipman graduated from 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 Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2510 Airpark Dr 106
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Gary Lam's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lam average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lam accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,198
  • Medicare Cost: $990
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
2125 Court Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. George Domb's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Domb accepts.

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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 Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1255 Liberty Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Ferraro specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Redding, CA. Dr. Ferraro's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He 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
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Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
2020 Court Street
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Bey works as a diagnostic radiologist in Redding, CA and Stockton, CA. Dr. Bey attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bey takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,183
  • Medicare Cost: $691
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2662 Edith Avenue
Redding, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Paul works as an orthopedist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Paul 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Anthem.

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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.