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We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California near Tracy, CA.

Dr. Christopher Scott Walthour, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
441 W Eaton Avenue
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Walthour practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Walthour's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. He attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,151
  • Medicare Cost: $559
Dr. Thomas B McNemar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
467 W. Eaton Avenue
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Thomas McNemar practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Tracy, CA and San Ramon, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. McNemar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McNemar is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. McNemar's residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Sabiya Banu Raja, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1407 Tracy Boulevard
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Sabiya Raja practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Tracy, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Raja honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Providence Hospital, Southfield. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Raja welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Women's Health Issues, Preventive Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Duc C Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
473 W. Eaton Avenue
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Duc Nguyen's area of specialization is surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Nguyen's residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $644
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 W. Grant Line Road; #100
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. David Jupina is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jupina's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Physician Network. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,619
  • Medicare Cost: $439
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1530 N Bessie Avenue 101
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Sanjeev Vaishampayan is an adult cardiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Vaishampayan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $326 - $1,100
  • Medicare Cost: $321 - $517

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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.