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, who practices in Tracy, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise consist of sports health and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Walthour attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walthour accepts. Dr. Walthour has an open panel.

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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
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. Patients gave Dr. McNemar an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. McNemar trained at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Dr. McNemar welcomes 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, who practices in Tracy, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. Dr. Raja's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Raja completed her residency training at Providence Hospital, Southfield. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting 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, who practices in Tracy, CA, is a medical specialist in surgery. In Dr. Nguyen's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Nguyen's 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $644

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

Dr. David Jupina is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jupina is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Physician Network. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jupina's practice is open to new patients.

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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. 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Vaishampayan graduated from 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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