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We found 4 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Options PPO near Vallejo, CA.

Dr. Gary Arthur Matsumura, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100 Hospital Drive; Suite 200
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Gary Matsumura is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Matsumura has a special interest in women's health issues. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at White Memorial Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after ... (Read more)

Dr. Haroon M Mojaddidi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
100 Hospital Drive
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Haroon Mojaddidi, who practices in Fairfield, CA and Vallejo, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mojaddidi include surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Mojaddidi is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Intensive Care, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,658
  • Medicare Cost: $625
Dr. Douglas Alan Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Hospital Drive; Second Floor
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Dennis is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA, Fairfield, CA, and Vallejo, CA. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Dennis is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Dennis's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Stella Mai Huang, MS, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100 Hospital Drive; Suite 200
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Stella Huang works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Vallejo, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Huang include women's health issues. Dr. Huang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Huang completed a residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Huang speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, HPV, ... (Read more)

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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.