We found 42 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 works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, spine surgeon, and pediatric neurosurgeon. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Picetti studied medicine at Creighton University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $5,259
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $820
Dr. Lisa P Abramson, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2801 K Street; Suite 220
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Abramson practices pediatric surgery in Sacramento, CA. Dr. Abramson's areas of expertise include surgical procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Abramson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abramson honors. She is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Jennifer Keller is a pediatric surgeon. She is especially interested in cancer, neonatal surgery, and robotic surgery. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Keller is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences for her residency. Dr. Keller is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is open to 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 graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Graf's clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Graf is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). She is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Thomas Park works as a vascular surgeon. He is especially interested in vascular surgery procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Park completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Park 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: , endovascular surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $2,442 - $4,837
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $616 - $1,262
Dr. Brian Kenneth Golden, MD
Specializes in Urology
2725 Capitol Avenue; Suite 400
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Brian Golden is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Sacramento, CA and Elk Grove, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Golden graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Golden completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Golden takes. 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Surfer's Ear, Otoplasty, Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, Snoring, Hearing Aids, Hearing ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Abby Gonik's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in gynecologic cancer. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Gonik is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gonik's office for an appointment. She graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Abington Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Subramaniam Chitoor Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2800 L Street; 6th Floor
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Subramaniam Krishnan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Krishnan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He 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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Krishnan has received include NIH Award For Distinguished Services In Bio and Medical Sciences 1991-92. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 103
  • Charge (avg.): $1,750 - $3,563
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $435 - $887
Dr. Rudolph J Schrot, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
2800 L Street; #500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Rudolph Schrot's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schrot include neurosurgery. Dr. Schrot is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He studied medicine at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Schrot completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Endoscopic ... (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 and practices in Sacramento, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ciricillo include gamma knife radiosurgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Ciricillo's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Ciricillo's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Ciricillo'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: , 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 surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Eaker include cancer surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Eaker attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Eaker has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Eaker 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 specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Sacramento, CA. He 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Lim include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Lim is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lim is professionally 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: 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). After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Beneke's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Beneke honors. He 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. Dr. Beneke is open to new patients.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,682 - $2,131
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $397 - $437
Dr. Andrew Fox, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2800 L Street; #500
Sacramento, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Fox is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Fox include neurosurgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Fox attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He speaks Russian. Dr. Fox's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement, Spinal ... (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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Smith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is accepting 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.
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