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Dr. Kuntal Mihir Thaker, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 Commercial Crossing
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kuntal Thaker is a gastroenterologist in Santa Cruz, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Thaker has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thaker accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Thaker (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Thaker's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), sigmoidoscopy, interventional endoscopy, therapeutic endoscopy, upper endoscopy, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), capsule endoscopy, colonoscopy

All Interests: Colitis, Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Liver Cancer, Upper ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 324
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,043 - $2,267
  • Medicare Cost: $30 - $310
Dr. Kourosh F Ghassemi, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1662 Dominican Way
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kourosh Ghassemi is an adult gastroenterologist in Santa Cruz, CA. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Ghassemi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Ghassemi is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR), interventional endoscopy, therapeutic endoscopy, upper endoscopy, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), capsule endoscopy, colonoscopy, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS)

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Gallstones, Liver Cancer, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $735
  • Medicare Cost: $153
Dr. Joseph Boyd B Palascak, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 Commercial Crossing
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Palascak sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Palascak's areas of clinical interest consist of gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders) and interventional endoscopy. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Palascak is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , interventional endoscopy, upper endoscopy, ERCP (biliary and pancreatic endoscopy), colonoscopy

All Interests: Interventional Endoscopy, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Pancreas ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 260
  • Uninsured Cost: $928 - $2,102
  • Medicare Cost: $32 - $287
Dr. Suejin S Kim, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 Commercial Crossing
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Suejin Kim is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Kim is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Kim focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sigmoidoscopy, upper endoscopy, colonoscopy

All Interests: Hypertension, Upper Endoscopy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Sigmoidoscopy, Colorectal Cancer ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 239
  • Uninsured Cost: $998 - $2,277
  • Medicare Cost: $30 - $313
Dr. Geoffrey Peter Bernstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
2850 Commercial Crossing
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Bernstein is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Bernstein's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bernstein's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 173
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,877 - $2,263
  • Medicare Cost: $229 - $313
Dr. Elizabeth Ann Newsom, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Newsom specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Newsom has indicated that her clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Newsom's practice is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Newsom speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Interstitial Cystitis, Urologic Disorders, Bladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 138
  • Uninsured Cost: $956
  • Medicare Cost: $208
Dr. Carlos Guerino Arcangeli, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Arcangeli practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Santa Cruz, CA. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Arcangeli focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Arcangeli's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Arcangeli is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Arcangeli is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 122
  • Uninsured Cost: $969 - $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $120 - $843
Dr. Mark Andrew Rosen, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Suite 110
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Mark Rosen practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Santa Cruz, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Rosen focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Rosen studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endourologic procedures

All Interests: Prosthetics, Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Kidney ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $969 - $1,473
  • Medicare Cost: $105 - $211
Dr. Paul E Krause, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Paul Krause practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Santa Cruz, CA and Soquel, CA. Dr. Krause is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krause accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Krause is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Chronic Sinusitis, Head Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $446
  • Medicare Cost: $122 - $231
Dr. Ryan L Kau, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Kau is an otolaryngologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kau attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Kau's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $450
  • Medicare Cost: $124
Dr. Joseph H Franks, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Franks, who practices in Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Franks takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Franks attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Franks is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $952 - $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $102 - $843
Dr. Steven G Roberts, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Steven Roberts' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Roberts speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roberts include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Roberts average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roberts takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endourologic procedures, ureteroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 146
  • Uninsured Cost: $969 - $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $112 - $843
Dr. Donald E Schepps, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Donald Schepps is a specialist in vascular surgery. He works in Santa Cruz, CA. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Schepps is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Schepps honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Thoracic Problems, Sclerotherapy, Spider Veins, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200
  • Medicare Cost: $206
Dr. Douglas G Hetzler, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Hetzler practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Santa Cruz, CA and Soquel, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hetzler is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $431 - $450
  • Medicare Cost: $124 - $226
Dr. Suzanne M Kerley, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Kerley is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Kerley completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Kerley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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What is Endoscopy?

Endoscopy is the use of a thin, flexible, hollow tube that allows a doctor to see the inside of the body without traditional open surgery. The tubes, called endoscopes, come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and levels of stiffness to reach different parts of the body. Some also contain tiny tools that can be passed through the tube and used for procedures once they are inside the body. The use of tools within an endoscope is called endoscopic surgery and is one type of minimally invasive surgery, or surgery using a very small opening.

Endoscopes contain either a series of lenses or fiber optics that transmit light and images. They may have a tiny camera that projects images onto a screen. An endoscope can be inserted through a tiny incision or into an opening in the body (such as the mouth, nose, or anus).

Endoscopy is often used to examine the digestive tract, but it may be used in many locations throughout the body. It allows a physician to easily and safely get a direct examination of areas of inflammation, sources of bleeding, cysts, tumors, gallstones, the insides of joints, and more, through only a very tiny opening.