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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 area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Oderman attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oderman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Oderman (or staff) is conversant in 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Welle's clinical interests encompass 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. He is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a graduate of Grandview Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Welle is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Welle honors. He 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Santa Cruz, CA. He speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Arcangeli focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Arcangeli's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Arcangeli is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Barnes-Jewish Hospital's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Arcangeli is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Fresno, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Watsonville, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Beingesser accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beingesser graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Rosen focuses on 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. Dr. Rosen studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rosen's office for an appointment.

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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 surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Dakkuri's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dakkuri obtained his medical school training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and performed 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. He 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 is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Kohut has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care. 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 is open to 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Santa Cruz, CA and Soquel, CA. Dr. Krause is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Krause accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He speaks 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 is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

Dr. Randall Phillip Nacamuli, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1595 Soquel Drive; Suite 310
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Randall Nacamuli is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nacamuli include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Nacamuli is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Dominican Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Ryan Kau is an otolaryngologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kau attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Kau's medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. His professional 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: , 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Salvay include 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 attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Salvay accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel.

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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). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Franks takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Franks attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Franks 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,131 - $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $287 - $843
Dr. Thomas V Barker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Other, Otolaryngic Allergy, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1595 Soquel Drive
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Barker works as a pediatric otolaryngologist, otologist and neurotologist, and otolaryngic allergist in Santa Cruz, CA. Patients rated Dr. Barker highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to English, Dr. Barker (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Barker is professionally affiliated with Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Deviated Septum, Food Allergy, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kullar 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. Dr. Kullar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kullar welcomes new patients. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks 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 is an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Spiegel include musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Spiegel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Spiegel's professional 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: , 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' area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Roberts speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Roberts include 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. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Roberts average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roberts takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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

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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.