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

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. Dr. McNemar's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McNemar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cleveland Clinic for residency. Dr. McNemar has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. C. Walthour, who practices in Tracy, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Walthour is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Walthour completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. His practice is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,151
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 W. Grant Line Road; #100
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. David Jupina is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Pleasanton, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Tracy, CA. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Jupina honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Jupina attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,619
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $439
Dr. Sabiya Banu Raja, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1407 Tracy Boulevard
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Sabiya Raja's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Raja is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Duc Nguyen is a specialist in surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency training at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $644
Dr. Sanjeev G Vaishampayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1530 N Bessie Avenue 101
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Sanjeev Vaishampayan, who practices in Manteca, CA and Tracy, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vaishampayan 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $326 - $1,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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