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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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Vacaville, CA and Vallejo, CA. Dr. Matsumura obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matsumura takes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Matsumura welcomes 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mojaddidi include surgical procedures. Dr. Mojaddidi is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Mojaddidi's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is conversant in Persian.

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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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis takes. Dr. Dennis graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano. Dr. Dennis's practice is open to 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Vallejo, CA. She is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Huang's medical residency was performed at Saint Joseph Hospital, Chicago. In her practice, Dr. Huang focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Huang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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.