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We found 38 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Plans 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 areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, spine surgery, and pediatric neurosurgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Picetti attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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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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 specializes in pediatric surgery. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Abramson is especially interested in surgical procedures. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Abramson has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, VATS lung surgery

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

Dr. Jennifer Elizabeth Keller, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Keller is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Keller's areas of expertise include the following: cancer, neonatal surgery, and robotic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Keller's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Neonatal Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Joy Graf is a specialist in pediatric surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She works in Sacramento, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Her clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Graf is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic surgery, robotic 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 is a vascular surgeon in Sacramento, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Park include vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Park is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Park attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Park has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Park speaks Korean.

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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 specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Golden include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Golden average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Golden is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Roseanne Pevec works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Pevec's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pevec honors. She is open to 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 works as a gynecologic oncologist. Her clinical interests include gynecologic cancer. Dr. Gonik takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at Abington Memorial Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting 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 specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Krishnan include heart problems. Dr. Krishnan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel. Dr. Krishnan attended Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received professional recognition including the following: NIH Award For Distinguished Services In Bio and Medical Sciences 1991-92.

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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 is a neurosurgery specialist in Sacramento, CA and Fairfield, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Schrot include neurosurgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schrot attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schrot's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Samuel Ciricillo's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Ciricillo is especially interested in gamma knife radiosurgery and neurosurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Ciricillo attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ciricillo has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His professional 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: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Joyce Eaker is a Sacramento, CA physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Eaker trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for her residency. Her clinical interests encompass cancer surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Eaker is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eaker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic 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. Alan Y Lim, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1020 29th Street; #600
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Alan Lim is a plastic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Lim is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lim's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel. Dr. Lim graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed 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's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Beneke attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. His clinical interests include surgical procedures. Patients rated Dr. Beneke highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beneke is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Heller ... (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 works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Fox is especially interested in neurosurgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Fox completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He is conversant in Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He welcomes 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. Scott Gerald Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 302
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Scott Smith's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Smith an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He welcomes new patients.

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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.