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

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

Dr. Christopher Damon is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Patient ratings for Dr. Damon average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. Dr. Damon's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Damon's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Letterman Army Medical Center.

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

Dr. Subramaniam Krishnan is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Sacramento, CA and Yuba City, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishnan attended Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras for medical school and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: NIH Award For Distinguished Services In Bio- Medical Sciences. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Krishnan's 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. Howard K Nam, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Howard Nam's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Nam attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Nam (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Nam has an open panel.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Yuba City, CA. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, Dr. Grewal completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grewal include cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is accepting new patients.

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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. 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. Dr. Vogel has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vogel is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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. Aparna Lakshmi Kareti, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; Suite 103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Aparna Kareti, who practices in Yuba City, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kareti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Kareti is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). After completing medical school at Sri Venkateswara University, she performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kareti takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She 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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a special interest in women's health issues. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Nowinski is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nowinski graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nowinski trained at San Bernardino County Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a Yuba City, CA physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery, breast cancer, and hernia surgery. Dr. Ekdawy is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Ekdawy studied medicine at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ekdawy trained at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Ekdawy speaks Arabic.

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

Dr. Richard Maddalena sees patients in Yuba City, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maddalena include women's health issues. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Maddalena is a graduate of Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and a graduate of Hurley Medical Center's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to new patients.

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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. Richard David Tortosa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Richard Tortosa's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tortosa is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Yuba City, CA. Before completing her residency at Rochester General Hospital, Dr. Santhakumar attended medical school at Madras Medical College. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Santhakumar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Santhakumar's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Tyler Smith is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Smith honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $6,358
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $909
Dr. Jeffrey Howard Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Surgery
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz's medical specialty is surgery. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Robert Earl Burky Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; #201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Burky is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Yuba City, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Burky include orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Burky is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burky takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Burky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to new patients.

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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. Philbert Y Huang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Philbert Huang's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Huang attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Huang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, PCL ... (Read more)

Dr. Harinder Singh Dhanota, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; Suite 201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Harinder Dhanota specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dhanota is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Garden City Hospital's residency program. Dr. Dhanota (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Dhanota's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Parham Doctors Hospital, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ... (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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