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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Oderman include women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Her 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, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Oderman (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Oderman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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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. Elizabeth Ann Newsom, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Elizabeth Newsom is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Newsom include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newsom accepts. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Bladder ... (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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Welle include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Dr. Welle performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Welle an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Kelli Rae Beingesser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kelli Beingesser is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Fresno, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Watsonville, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Beingesser's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Beingesser attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Rosen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rosen speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Rosen is open to 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. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dakkuri is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. Dr. Dakkuri completed his residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center. He is professionally 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: , 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
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Kohut's area of specialization is neurosurgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kohut's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kohut completed a residency program at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care.

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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 is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and Soquel, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Krause has a special interest in chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krause is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

Dr. Carlos Guerino Arcangeli, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Arcangeli specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Arcangeli's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. 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 Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Arcangeli performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Arcangeli is open to 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. Howard Bradley Salvay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Salvay's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Salvay is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Salvay focuses on women's health issues. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Salvay's hospital/clinic 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: , 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, who practices in Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Franks at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Franks is open to new patients. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,131 - $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $287 - $843
Dr. David Marc Rose, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. David Rose sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Rose average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rose include surgical procedures. Dr. Rose is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Rose is open to new patients. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Rose completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ryan Kau is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his residency, Dr. Kau trained at Mayo Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Kau average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kau's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , sinuplasty

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

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

Dr. James Spiegel is an orthopedic surgeon in Santa Cruz, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Spiegel average 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Spiegel focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Spiegel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Spiegel honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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 is an urologist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Roberts focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts honors. Dr. Roberts is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Roberts trained at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Roberts 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. Raj S Kullar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raj Kullar is an orthopedic surgeon in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Kullar attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi. He 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

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