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

Dr. Anna Maria Sapugay's specialty is general gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Filipino. Dr. Sapugay is especially interested in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sapugay completed a residency program at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sapugay takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Melissa Amorn's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She 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. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

Dr. Jonathan Shangren Wang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Wang works as an orthopedist. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. 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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Wang 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. Shaheen Michael Counts, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 3rd Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Shaheen Counts is an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon in Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Counts (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Counts completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Counts takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

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

Dr. Behrouz Jamnani sees patients in Fairfield, CA and Castro Valley, CA. His medical specialty is 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 the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jamnani trained at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. He speaks Persian. Dr. Jamnani is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano.

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

Dr. Nancy Wigginton is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She attended Indiana University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Wigginton is especially interested in women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wigginton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She is accepting 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. Sonia Louise Badheka, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics
20101 Lake Chabot Road; 4th Floor
Castro Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sonia Badheka's specialty is obstetrics. Areas of expertise for Dr. Badheka include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Badheka's 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Badheka welcomes new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Ricci Sylla's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Sylla has a special interest in women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Sylla average 2.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Sylla speaks Filipino. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF) and Eden Medical Center. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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