We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Options PPO near Vallejo, CA.

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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 in Vacaville, CA and Vallejo, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Matsumura include women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matsumura is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center.

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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 works as a general surgeon. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Mojaddidi is especially interested in surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. 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). Dr. Mojaddidi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $2,658
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $625
Dr. Douglas Alan Dennis Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 Hospital Drive; Second Floor
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Dennis is an orthopedist in Sacramento, CA, Fairfield, CA, and Vallejo, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Dennis include orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis takes. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Dennis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Jonathan Breslau, MD
Specializes in Radiological Physics, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Neuroradiology, Diagnostic Radiology
100 Hospital Drive; 2nd Floor
Vallejo, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Breslau practices vascular & interventional radiology, radiological physics, and neuroradiology in Sacramento, CA, Vacaville, CA, and Fairfield, CA. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Breslau is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Breslau is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and Sutter Davis Hospital. He has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Arteriovenous Malformation, Atherosclerosis, Stroke, Head and Neck Problems, Embolization, Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stella Huang is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Vallejo, CA. She graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She trained at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago for her residency. Dr. Huang's areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Huang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. She is open to 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.
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