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Dr. Laetitia Marie-Jane Poisson De Souzy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Laetitia Oderman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Oderman include women's health issues. Dr. Oderman is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Oderman completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Oderman (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oderman welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas J Welle, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Welle is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. After attending Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school, he completed his residency training at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Welle's clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Welle is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Welle is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder Dislocation, Women's Sports ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,946 - $2,599
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $509
Dr. Carlos Guerino Arcangeli, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Arcangeli is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Arcangeli attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Arcangeli has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Arcangeli is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Arcangeli is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laser prostate surgery, robotic pyeloplasty

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $843
Dr. Kelli Rae Beingesser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kelli Beingesser's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Beingesser has a special interest in women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beingesser is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Andrew Rosen, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Suite 110
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Mark Rosen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rosen include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rosen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laser prostate surgery, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

Dr. Rami Adnan Dakkuri, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Rami Dakkuri's specialty is surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dakkuri include surgical procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dakkuri trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Dakkuri's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Pancreas Problems, Melanoma, Breast Surgery, Hernia ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,721
  • Medicare Cost: $427
Dr. James Joel Kohut, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
242 4th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Kohut practices neurosurgery in Santa Cruz, CA. 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 Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. Dr. Kohut has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,302
  • Medicare Cost: $908
Dr. Paul E Krause, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Paul Krause's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Krause is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Krause honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

Dr. Ryan L Kau, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Kau is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Soquel, CA. Dr. Kau is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kau 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)

Dr. Howard Bradley Salvay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Salvay works as a general OB/GYN in Santa Cruz, CA. In his practice, Dr. Salvay focuses on women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Salvay is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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)

Dr. Joseph H Franks, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Franks is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Franks speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Franks is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,131 - $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $287 - $843
Dr. Raj S Kullar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raj Kullar is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kullar include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Kullar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kullar takes. Dr. Kullar is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Fractures, Knee Problems, Ligament ... (Read more)

Dr. James D Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Spiegel specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Spiegel include musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Spiegel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Ligament ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,599 - $2,635
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $580
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). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Roberts's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Roberts's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $843
Dr. Tara Dale Hulbert, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; Level 3
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Tara Hulbert is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Hulbert's medical residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Hulbert is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Total Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald E Schepps, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Donald Schepps' area of specialization is vascular surgery. Dr. Schepps has a special interest in surgical procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Schepps's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,174
  • Medicare Cost: $623

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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.