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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Tracy, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Walthour attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Walthour is accepting new patients.

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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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. McNemar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McNemar takes. Dr. McNemar attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tracy, CA. In her practice, Dr. Raja focuses on women's health issues. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raja graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. She trained at Providence Hospital, Southfield for residency. Dr. Raja's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. David J Jupina, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 W. Grant Line Road; #100
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. David Jupina's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jupina takes. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Jupina's training includes a residency program at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Jupina's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,619
  • Medicare Cost: $439
Dr. Duc C Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
473 W. Eaton Avenue
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Duc Nguyen's specialty is surgery. His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Nguyen takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). 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 Adult Cardiology, Other
1530 N Bessie Avenue 101
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Sanjeev Vaishampayan's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Dr. Vaishampayan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital.

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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.