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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Damon include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Damon attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Damon trained at Letterman Army Medical Center for his residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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. Robert Randall Vogel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Vogel specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Vogel's clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Vogel'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: , 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. Subramaniam C Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Subramaniam Krishnan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Krishnan has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishnan is open to new patients. After attending Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras for medical school, he completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the distinction of NIH Award For Distinguished Services In Bio- Medical Sciences.

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

Dr. Aparna Kareti is a general OB/GYN in Yuba City, CA. In her practice, Dr. Kareti focuses on women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kareti is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Sri Venkateswara University and performed her residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kareti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nowinski honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at San Bernardino County Medical Center, Dr. Nowinski attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Robert Earl Burky Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; #201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Burky works as an orthopedic surgeon. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Burky's clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Burky is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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

Dr. Richard Tortosa practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tortosa is rated highly by his patients. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. 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.

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

Dr. Tyler Smith is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Roseville, CA and Yuba City, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to 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, who practices in Yuba City, CA, is a medical specialist in surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Schwartz include surgical procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Schwartz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Schwartz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic splenectomy, 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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Nam (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Nam is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He welcomes 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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Yuba City, CA. Dr. Grewal studied medicine at Government Medical College, Patiala. He trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Grewal include cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Grewal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to 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. Philbert Y Huang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Philbert Huang sees patients in Yuba City, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Huang attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Huang is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ashraf Ekdawy's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, breast cancer, and hernia surgery. Dr. Ekdawy's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ekdawy obtained his medical school training at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Yuba City, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Maddalena average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maddalena graduated from Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and then he performed his residency at Hurley Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Lata Santhakumar, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Lata Santhakumar sees patients in Yuba City, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Santhakumar is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Santhakumar's practice is open to new patients. She graduated from Madras Medical College. Her training includes a residency program at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Santhakumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Harinder Dhanota's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Dhanota (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dhanota include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Parham Doctors Hospital, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He obtained his medical school training at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Garden City Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Dhanota 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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