We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Yuba City, CA.

Dr. Subramaniam Chitoor Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Subramaniam Krishnan is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Krishnan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras and then went on to complete his residency at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Krishnan has received include NIH Award For Distinguished Services In Bio and Medical Sciences 1991-92. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Stroke, Afib ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 103
  • Charge (avg.): $1,750 - $3,563
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $435 - $887
Dr. Robert Earl Burky Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; #201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Burky specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Burky focuses on orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burky honors. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of California, the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher R Damon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; Suite 201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Damon works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. Dr. Damon is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and performed his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Damon is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Albert Maddalena, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; Suite 103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Richard Maddalena is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Maddalena is especially interested in women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Before performing his residency at Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Maddalena attended Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Maddalena has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, HPV, Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Randall Vogel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Vogel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Yuba City, CA. Dr. Vogel has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vogel takes. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Vogel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

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

Dr. Jeffrey Howard Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Surgery
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is a surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schwartz include surgical procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Schwartz is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard K Nam, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Howard Nam's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Nam accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Nam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Nam's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Laryngology, Hearing Loss, Neck Surgery, Sinusitis, Head ... (Read more)

Dr. Karanbir S Grewal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Karanbir Grewal, who practices in Yuba City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grewal include cardiac catheterization. Dr. Grewal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Patiala and performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Grewal's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Implantable Loop Recorder, Right Heart Catheterization, Stress Echo, Stent Placement, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $2,035
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517
Dr. Aparna Lakshmi Kareti, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; Suite 103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Aparna Kareti sees patients in Yuba City, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kareti has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from Sri Venkateswara University. She trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Kareti (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Kareti welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Essure, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Thaddeus Nowinski, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #116
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Nowinski works as a general OB/GYN. His clinical interests include women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowinski honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at San Bernardino County Medical Center. Dr. Nowinski is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashraf S Ekdawy, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Ashraf Ekdawy works as a cancer surgeon. Dr. Ekdawy speaks Arabic. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery, breast cancer, and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Ekdawy is a graduate of Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ekdawy average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ekdawy is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Lumpectomy, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $2,014
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $533
Jason Scot Boynton
Specializes in Podiatry
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jason Boynton is a foot doctor in Yuba City, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. Dr. Boynton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Warts, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Foot Surgery, Ingrown Nails, Neuropathy, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $832
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $171
Dr. Richard David Tortosa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Richard Tortosa is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Tortosa is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tortosa welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,623
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175
Dr. Lata Santhakumar, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Lata Santhakumar is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Santhakumar's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Santhakumar (or staff) is conversant in Tamil and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Essure, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenny Thi Tran, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Hanh Tran is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tran include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). After completing medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tran's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tyler G Smith, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; #201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Tyler Smith is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Roseville, CA and Yuba City, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Smith is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $6,358
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $909

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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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