We found 8 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna POS near Castro Valley, CA.

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Dr. Melissa Marie Amorn, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Amorn specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Amorn is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Amorn honors. She welcomes new patients. She graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Tonsil Problems, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anna Maria Vito Sapugay, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Anna Maria Sapugay is a general gynecologist. She speaks Filipino. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Sapugay is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Sapugay trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Shaheen Michael Counts, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Shaheen Counts is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Castro Valley, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Counts honors. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Counts (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Snoring, Hearing Loss, Tonsil Problems, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Behrouz Jamnani, MD
Specializes in Surgery
19845 Lake Chabot Road; Suite 200
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Behrouz Jamnani specializes in surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Jamnani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Sutter Solano Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,169
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517
Dr. Jonathan Shangren Wang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Wang specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Wang's areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Wang attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Eden Medical Center and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nancy H Wigginton, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nancy Wigginton works as a general OB/GYN in Castro Valley, CA. Patients rated Dr. Wigginton highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wigginton graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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Dr. Ricci Regina Rivera Sylla, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Ricci Sylla's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Sylla is 2.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Sylla honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She speaks Filipino. Dr. Sylla's professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Sylla is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Contraception, Sexual Dysfunction, Women's ... (Read more)

Dr. Sonia Louise Badheka, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Badheka is a medical specialist in obstetrics. Dr. Badheka has a special interest in women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Badheka has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cesarean Section, ... (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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