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We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept PacifiCare near Yuba City, CA.

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

Dr. Subramaniam Krishnan's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Krishnan include heart problems. Dr. Krishnan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel. Dr. Krishnan 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 has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as an orthopedist in Yuba City, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Burky is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He studied medicine at the University of California, the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Saint Luke's Medical Center, Cleveland. On average, patients gave Dr. Burky a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Damon is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Damon's practice is open to 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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Maddalena a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in women's health issues. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Maddalena obtained his medical school training at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) and performed his residency at Hurley Medical Center. He is 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: , 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vogel has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His practice is open to 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. Jeffrey Howard Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Surgery
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is a specialist in surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kareti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kareti include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Her education and training includes medical school at Sri Venkateswara University and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kareti is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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, who practices in Yuba City, CA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Nam obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nam (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Grewal's clinical interests encompass cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Grewal is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). New patients are welcome to contact his 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

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,035
  • Medicare Cost: $517
Dr. Stanley Thaddeus Nowinski, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #116
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Nowinski is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nowinski include women's health issues. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nowinski trained at San Bernardino County Medical Center. Dr. Nowinski speaks Spanish. Dr. Nowinski is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He welcomes 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. Lata Santhakumar, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Lata Santhakumar specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Santhakumar has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is 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. Santhakumar honors. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Madras Medical College for medical school, Dr. Santhakumar completed her residency training at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Santhakumar (or staff) speaks 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. Ashraf S Ekdawy, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Ashraf Ekdawy is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Ekdawy is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Ekdawy's practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery, breast cancer, and hernia surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Ekdawy speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Ekdawy has an open panel.

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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's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boynton accepts. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for his residency. Dr. Boynton is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Boynton has an open panel.

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

Dr. Richard Tortosa is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tortosa is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Tortosa studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,623
  • Medicare Cost: $175
Dr. Jan Felix Babiszewski, MD
Specializes in Urology
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jan Babiszewski's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Babiszewski has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Babiszewski is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He welcomes 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 works as a general OB/GYN in Yuba City, CA. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tran takes. She attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Cooper University Hospital. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Tran is accepting 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)

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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.