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We found 21 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). In his practice, Dr. Krishnan focuses on heart problems. Dr. Krishnan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras. For his professional training, Dr. Krishnan completed residency programs at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include NIH Award For Distinguished Services In Bio and Medical Sciences 1991-92.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 103
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,750 - $3,563
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $887
Dr. Robert Earl Burky Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; #201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Burky is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Yuba City, CA. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland, Dr. Burky attended the University of California, the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine for medical school. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burky has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Musculoskeletal 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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Damon is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Damon include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Dr. Damon is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Damon's training includes a residency program 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. Richard Albert Maddalena, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; Suite 103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Richard Maddalena's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Maddalena's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Before completing his residency at Hurley Medical Center, Dr. Maddalena attended medical school at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). On average, patients gave Dr. Maddalena a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maddalena accepts. He welcomes 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. 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vogel include musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Vogel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Vogel studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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. Jeffrey Howard Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Surgery
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz's area of specialization is surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schwartz include surgical procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for residency. Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,468
  • Medicare Cost: $684
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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kareti include women's health issues. Dr. Kareti honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Sri Venkateswara University. For her professional training, Dr. Kareti completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Kareti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Howard Nam is a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Nam attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Nam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). His practice 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. 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. Dr. Nowinski is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at San Bernardino County Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Nowinski speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to new patients.

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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. 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 in Yuba City, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Tortosa completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Tortosa has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Hand Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,623
  • Medicare Cost: $175
Dr. Lata Santhakumar, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Lata Santhakumar is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Dr. Santhakumar accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from Madras Medical College and then she performed her residency at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Santhakumar (or staff) speaks Tamil and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Santhakumar is accepting new patients.

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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. 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). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ekdawy include cancer surgery, breast cancer, and hernia surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ekdawy attended Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,014
  • Medicare Cost: $533
Jason Scot Boynton
Specializes in Podiatry
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jason Boynton works as a foot doctor in Yuba City, CA. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Boynton is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Boynton welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $832
  • Medicare Cost: $171
Dr. Karanbir S Grewal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Karanbir Grewal's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Yuba City, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Grewal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala and residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,035
  • Medicare Cost: $517
Dr. Jan Felix Babiszewski, MD
Specializes in Urology
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jan Babiszewski is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Dr. Babiszewski performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Babiszewski's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,880
  • Medicare Cost: $690
Dr. Jenny Thi Tran, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Hanh Tran is an internist and general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Tran is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Cooper University Hospital. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Tran honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She has an open panel.

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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)

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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.