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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Tracy, CA and San Ramon, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. McNemar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. McNemar trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sabiya Raja is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Raja include minimally invasive surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raja accepts. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Raja is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital, Southfield's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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 obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health and orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walthour honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. 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

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 graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Jupina is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Jupina's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Duc Nguyen's specialty is surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Nguyen completed his residency training at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is an adult cardiologist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Vaishampayan studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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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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