We found 30 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net PPO 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oderman include women's health issues. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Oderman honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Oderman is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Oderman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Oderman (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oderman is accepting 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
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Welle's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Dr. Welle's medical residency was performed at Grandview Medical Center. His clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Welle's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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

  • 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 Santa Cruz, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Arcangeli's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Arcangeli 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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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 is a general OB/GYN in Fresno, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Watsonville, CA. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Beingesser accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Beingesser 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). 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 sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Rosen has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Rosen'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: , 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 is a physician who specializes in surgery. Dr. Dakkuri's education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dakkuri is professionally 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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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 is a neurosurgeon. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kohut's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kohut's education and training includes medical school at Albany Medical College and residency 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
2950 Research Park Drive
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Paul Krause is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krause include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Krause's 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Krause's hospital/clinic 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: , 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 a Soquel, CA physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated highly by his patients. 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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kau attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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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 general OB/GYN in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Salvay is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His clinical interests include women's health issues. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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 Dr. Salvay's office for an appointment.

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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, who practices in Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Franks is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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 Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Franks trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Franks has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Franks's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,131 - $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $287 - $843
Dr. Randall Phillip Nacamuli, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1595 Soquel Drive; Suite 310
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Randall Nacamuli's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Nacamuli is professionally affiliated with Dominican Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Raj S Kullar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2907)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raj Kullar is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kullar graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks 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 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Spiegel has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Spiegel graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then he performed 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 Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Steven Roberts' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Roberts's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Roberts focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Roberts's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Roberts welcomes 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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Santa Cruz, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hulbert include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hulbert accepts. Dr. Hulbert is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center's residency program. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with 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: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

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