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We found 38 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Sacramento, CA.

Dr. George Dominic Iii Picetti III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery
2800 L Street; #500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. George Picetti's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. Dr. Picetti is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,259
  • Medicare Cost: $820
Dr. Lisa P Abramson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Abramson is a pediatric surgery specialist in Roseville, CA and Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abramson include surgical procedures. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Abramson honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Abramson is accepting new patients. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Ovarian ... (Read more)

Dr. Joy L Graf, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2801 K Street; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Joy Graf specializes in pediatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She has indicated that her clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Graf is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Graf's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Ovarian ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Chin Park, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 402
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Park specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Sacramento, CA. He speaks Korean. He is especially interested in vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Park's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Park attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Peripheral Artery Disease, Limb ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,442 - $4,837
  • Medicare Cost: $616 - $1,262
Dr. Brian Kenneth Golden, MD
Specializes in Urology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Brian Golden is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Golden graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Golden has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, laser prostate surgery, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel F Ciricillo, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
2800 L Street; Suite 500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Ciricillo specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. In his practice, Dr. Ciricillo focuses on gamma knife radiosurgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Ciricillo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ciricillo's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery, Cancer, Tumor Resection, Hemifacial Spasm, Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roseanne E Pevec, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #404
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Roseanne Pevec's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Pevec attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Otoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, Snoring, Hearing Aids, Hearing Loss, Salivary ... (Read more)

Dr. Abby Mendis Greenfeld, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2800 L Street; #300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Abby Gonik is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gynecologic cancer. Dr. Gonik takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Abington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Gonik is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Gynecologic Surgery, Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Robotic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,783
  • Medicare Cost: $780
Dr. Subramaniam Chitoor Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Subramaniam Krishnan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras. Dr. Krishnan's training includes residency programs at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is especially interested in heart problems. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Krishnan has received distinctions including NIH Award For Distinguished Services In Bio and Medical Sciences 1991-92. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Stroke, Afib ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 103
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,750 - $3,563
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $887
Dr. Joyce A Eaker, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 402
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Joyce Eaker's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She has indicated that her clinical interests include cancer surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Eaker honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Eaker has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Prophylactic Mastectomy, Lymphadenectomy, Lumpectomy, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Rudolph J Schrot, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2800 L Street; #500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rudolph Schrot is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Schrot obtained his medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schrot include neurosurgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Schrot is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Disc Replacement, Endoscopic Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Andrew Schneiderman, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2800 L Street; Suite 500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Gary Schneiderman is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Sacramento, CA. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schneiderman include spine surgery procedures. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schneiderman accepts. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Dr. Schneiderman has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Spinal Instrumentation, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Y Lim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1020 29th Street; #600
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Lim's specialty is plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion. Dr. Lim's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Beneke, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 402
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Michael Beneke works as a surgical oncologist in Sacramento, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Beneke's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Beneke is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Beneke completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,682 - $2,131
  • Medicare Cost: $397 - $437
Dr. Andrew Fox, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2800 L Street; #500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Fox is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fox include neurosurgery. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Fox performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Fox is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Disc Replacement, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Cervical Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey A Graham, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #304
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Graham is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Graham's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graham accepts. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Valley Medical Center. Dr. Graham is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Graham welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

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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.