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We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna National Advantage Program near Soquel, CA.

Dr. Laetitia Marie-Jane Poisson De Souzy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Laetitia Oderman's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Oderman has a special interest in 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oderman is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Oderman (or staff) is conversant in 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. Thomas J Welle, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2907 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Welle practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Santa Cruz, CA. In Dr. Welle's practice, he is particularly interested in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school and subsequently trained at Grandview Medical Center for residency. Dr. Welle 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: , 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Arcangeli's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Arcangeli include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Arcangeli accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $843
Dr. Kelli Rae Beingesser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kelli Beingesser's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Beingesser is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Beingesser takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to 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 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. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosen's clinical interests encompass 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. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Rosen is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He 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 Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Rami Dakkuri's specialty is surgery. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. Dr. Dakkuri is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dakkuri attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. His 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: , 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 specialty is neurosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kohut completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kohut is accepting new patients.

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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
2950 Research Park Drive
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Paul Krause's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Krause is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. 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 Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Krause is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. Ryan L Kau, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Kau is an otolaryngologist in Soquel, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kau honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Kau attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Kau'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: , 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
2915 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Salvay is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Santa Cruz, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Salvay average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Salvay include women's health issues. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Salvay 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 Chanticleer Office (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Franks practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Santa Cruz, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Franks graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Franks's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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. 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
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2907)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raj Kullar's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kullar trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Kullar include musculoskeletal surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kullar (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Punjabi. Dr. Kullar 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: , 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 sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Spiegel attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. In Dr. Spiegel's practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spiegel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include 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: , 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 Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Steven Roberts is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Roberts is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Roberts graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Roberts trained at Mayo Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Roberts is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roberts honors. Dr. Roberts's practice is open to 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

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $843
Dr. Tara Dale Hulbert, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Tara Hulbert sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hulbert has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Hulbert's 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: , 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 Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Donald Schepps' area of specialization is vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Schepps include surgical procedures. Dr. Schepps's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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.