We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Open Access Managed Choice near Santa Cruz, CA.

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

Dr. Laetitia Oderman's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Oderman has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Oderman include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oderman is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Oderman attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Oderman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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

Dr. James Spiegel's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Spiegel include orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Spiegel 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. 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. Dr. Spiegel welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Welle's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include sports health and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at Grandview Medical Center, Dr. Welle attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Welle has an open panel.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,946 - $2,599
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Arcangeli is especially interested in 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. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Arcangeli is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,323
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $843
Dr. Mark Andrew Rosen, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Suite 110
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Mark Rosen is a Santa Cruz, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rosen include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rosen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rosen attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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. Paul E Krause, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Paul Krause is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Krause is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Krause is conversant in 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

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

Dr. Ryan Kau's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kau is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kau's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

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

Dr. Kelli Rae Beingesser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1301 Mission Street
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kelli Beingesser works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Beingesser is especially interested in women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beingesser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting 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. Howard Bradley Salvay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 2nd Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Salvay practices general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Salvay is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. 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 an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salvay is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine.

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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. Steven G Roberts, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Steven Roberts practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Roberts's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Roberts studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Roberts completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His 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: , robotic prostatectomy, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $3,323
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $843
Dr. Joseph H Franks, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Franks' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Franks is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Franks's hospital/clinic 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 his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,131 - $3,323
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $287 - $843
Dr. Raj S Kullar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2025 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raj Kullar, who practices in Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In Dr. Kullar's practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Kullar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic 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 Dr. Kullar's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

Dr. Tara Dale Hulbert, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; Level 3
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Tara Hulbert specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Santa Cruz, CA. She is especially interested in women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hulbert accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After attending Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Hulbert is conversant in 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 is a vascular surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Schepps include surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schepps is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. Dr. Schepps is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,174
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $623
Dr. Suzanne M Kerley, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2911 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Suzanne Kerley specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Santa Cruz, CA and Soquel, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Kerley is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Kerley studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kerley welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Rami Dakkuri is a surgeon. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dakkuri is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Dakkuri attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school. He 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: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,721
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $427

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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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