We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept PacifiCare 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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Yuba City, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Damon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center, Dr. Damon attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Damon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is accepting new patients.

Read more

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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Krishnan has a special interest in heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He 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. Dr. Krishnan has received professional recognition including the following: NIH Award For Distinguished Services In Bio- Medical Sciences.

Read more

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

Dr. Stanley Nowinski is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He has a special interest in women's health issues. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nowinski is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Nowinski obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at San Bernardino County Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz is a physician who specializes in surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Schwartz include surgical procedures. Dr. Schwartz's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University for his residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schwartz takes. Dr. Schwartz is accepting new patients.

Read more

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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Nam is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Nam (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Dr. Nam is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He has an open panel.

Read more

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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grewal include cardiac catheterization. Dr. Grewal's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He honors 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 attended medical school at Government Medical College, Patiala. For his professional training, Dr. Grewal completed residency programs at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center.

Read more

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, who practices in Yuba City, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Vogel trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vogel include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vogel takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He welcomes new patients.

Read more

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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Kareti honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes new patients. She attended Sri Venkateswara University for medical school and subsequently trained at Temple University Hospital for residency. Dr. Kareti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Ashraf Ekdawy's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery, breast cancer, and hernia surgery. Dr. Ekdawy 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, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ekdawy's practice is open to new patients. He 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. He is conversant in Arabic.

Read more

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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Maddalena's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. His professional 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. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA), Dr. Maddalena performed his residency at Hurley Medical Center.

Read more

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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Tortosa is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tortosa is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

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 in Yuba City, CA. Dr. Santhakumar is a graduate of Madras Medical College and a graduate of Rochester General Hospital's residency program. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Santhakumar (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Tamil and Hindi. Dr. Santhakumar's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She is accepting new patients.

Read more

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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Smith accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Smith attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $6,358
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $909
Dr. Robert Earl Burky Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; #201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Burky's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burky's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Burky takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Burky attended medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

Read more

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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Yuba City, CA. He is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang accepts. Dr. Huang is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Huang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He has an open panel.

Read more

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 is an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dhanota include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dhanota takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Garden City Hospital. Dr. Dhanota (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Dhanota is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Parham Doctors Hospital, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

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)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.