We found 22 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MultiPlan near Soquel, CA.

Dr. Gregory Scott Spowart, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1575 Soquel Drive; Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Spowart is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Spowart is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is an in-network provider for 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: , minimally invasive valve surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward William Pottmeyer III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1575 Soquel Avenue; Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer practices cardiothoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pottmeyer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Cancer, VATS Lung Surgery, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

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 works as a general OB/GYN in Santa Cruz, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Oderman is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oderman has a special interest in women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She 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). In addition to English, 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 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. Carlos Guerino Arcangeli, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Arcangeli is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Arcangeli focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Arcangeli is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Arcangeli is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Arcangeli has an open panel.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Rosen is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rosen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patient ratings for Dr. Rosen average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 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. 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. Dr. Spiegel is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Spiegel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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. 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. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beingesser include women's health issues. She is professionally 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. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Beingesser performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Thomas Welle works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Welle average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Welle is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Welle 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. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (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. Ali Shirzadi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Ali Shirzadi is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Shirzadi's clinical interests encompass neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury, and brain cancer. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Shirzadi speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and 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: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Bradley Salvay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2915 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Salvay is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Santa Cruz, CA. He is especially interested in women's health issues. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Salvay is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Salvay is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to 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. Steven G Roberts, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Steven Roberts is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Roberts's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is 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, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Roberts's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Joseph H Franks, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Office (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Franks is a Santa Cruz, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Franks's professional affiliations include 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. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Franks is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes 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. Paul E Krause, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park Drive
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Paul Krause is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and Soquel, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Krause's clinical interests: chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Krause attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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. Ryan Lee Kau, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Kau is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Soquel, CA. Dr. Kau's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kau 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. Tara Dale Hulbert Metcalf, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Tara Hulbert's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hulbert is especially interested in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Hulbert's education and training includes medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Hulbert is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Total Laparoscopic ... (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 sees patients in Santa Cruz, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi. Clinical interests for Dr. Kullar include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Kullar welcomes 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)

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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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