We found 24 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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Santa Cruz, CA. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Oderman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oderman attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Oderman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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, who practices in Santa Cruz, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Welle honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Welle graduated from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then he performed his residency at Grandview 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 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

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's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Arcangeli is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Arcangeli attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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

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 an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Rosen is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Rosen graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He 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. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Paul E Krause, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park Drive
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Paul Krause works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and Soquel, CA. Dr. Krause's clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Krause is 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. 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 obstetrician and gynecologist in Fresno, CA, Santa Cruz, CA, and Watsonville, CA. Dr. Beingesser's areas of expertise 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. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Beingesser attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Beingesser honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel.

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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. Rami Adnan Dakkuri, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Other
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Rami Dakkuri practices surgery in Santa Cruz, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Dakkuri include surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dakkuri accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,721
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $427
Dr. Ryan L Kau, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Kau works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Kau performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Patient ratings for Dr. Kau average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Salvay is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Salvay'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 his 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 sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Franks 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). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Franks's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Randall Nacamuli's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Nacamuli's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Dominican Hospital. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nacamuli takes.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kullar include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kullar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kullar is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. James Spiegel is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In Dr. Spiegel's practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Spiegel's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He 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 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)

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). His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. On average, patients gave Dr. Roberts a rating of 5.0 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 graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Mayo Clinic for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Roberts 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 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $3,323
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Dr. Hulbert attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Hulbert is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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 Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Donald Schepps' specialty is vascular surgery. In his practice, Dr. Schepps focuses on surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Schepps studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,174
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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