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We found 39 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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Picetti is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine.

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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 surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Abramson's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Abramson attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Abramson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Thoracic Cancer, Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, VATS Lung Surgery, Lung Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Joy Graf practices pediatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Graf takes. She has an open panel. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Graf attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine.

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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. Mehdi M Moslemi-Kebria, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2800 L Street; 300
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Mehdi Kebria's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Kebria's areas of expertise consist of vaginal cancer, vulvar cancer, and uterine problems. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Shaheed Beheshti Medical University, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic, a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He has received distinctions including Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Award of Excellence; Teacher of the Year Award at Cleveland Clinic; and Special excellence in Endoscopic procedures, American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Kebria's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Cancer, Gynecologic Surgery, Cervical Cancer, Uterine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Kenneth Golden, MD
Specializes in Urology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Brian Golden practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. His clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Golden is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Golden trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Golden has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Park's specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Park attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vascular surgery procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Park has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Park is open to 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. Roseanne E Pevec, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2725 Capitol Avenue; #404
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Roseanne Pevec, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Pevec studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina for residency. Dr. Pevec's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

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

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

Dr. Abby Gonik is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Gonik's clinical interests include gynecologic cancer. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Abington Memorial Hospital for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gonik 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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Sacramento, CA, Orange, CA, and Yuba City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Krishnan include heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krishnan honors. After completing medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras, he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His distinctions include: NIH Award For Distinguished Services In Bio and Medical Sciences 1991-92. Dr. Krishnan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting 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. Rudolph J Schrot, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2800 L Street; #500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rudolph Schrot specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Sacramento, CA and Fairfield, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Schrot include neurosurgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schrot accepts. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Schrot attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school.

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

Dr. Samuel Ciricillo works as a pediatric neurosurgeon in Sacramento, CA. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In Dr. Ciricillo's practice, he is particularly interested in gamma knife radiosurgery and neurosurgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ciricillo has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Joyce Eaker sees patients in Sacramento, CA. Her medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Eaker include cancer surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Eaker is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

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

Dr. Alan Lim is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lim's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lim's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UCSF Medical Center at Mount Zion.

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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 practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Beneke's clinical interests include surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beneke is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurosurgery. Dr. Fox is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Fox completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Fox's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Smith is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Smith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, ... (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.