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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 works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Matsumura is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He trained at White Memorial Medical Center for his residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Matsumura include women's health issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Matsumura's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Mojaddidi is conversant in Persian. In his practice, Dr. Mojaddidi focuses on surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Mojaddidi trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dennis's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Dennis's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Huang speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Huang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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.