We found 30 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near La Mesa, CA.

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Dr. William D Fuller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
10862 Calle Verde
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. William Fuller practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is especially interested in laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Fuller honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Fuller is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Clinic Torrey Pines. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Scott Alan Hacker, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Scott Hacker's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hacker's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hacker is professionally affiliated with Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Enass Eskander Rickards, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; #601
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Enass Rickards works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in La Jolla, CA, La Mesa, CA, and San Diego, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rickards's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rickards honors. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Rickards graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
8851 Center Drive; Suite 305
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji specializes in facial plastic surgery and practices in Coronado, CA, La Mesa, CA, and Fullerton, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jaibaji's clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginal rejuvenation. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Jaibaji is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry Stuart Handler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6699 Alvarado Road; Suite 2305
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Barry Handler is a plastic surgeon in San Diego, CA. Dr. Handler has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Handler include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Handler takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Handler attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan Kaweski, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
8415 Grant Avenue
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Susan Kaweski practices plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Kaweski an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and mini tummy tuck. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Kaweski attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include San Diego Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8860 Center Drive; #350
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. John Finkenberg's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in San Diego, CA and La Mesa, CA. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Finkenberg attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Finkenberg is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Alvarado Hospital Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,625
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $453 - $543

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8851 Center Drive; #601
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Kimball is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Kimball is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Scripps Mercy Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Kimball attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Kimball's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $665
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Myer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Myer obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Montefiore Medical Center. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Myer is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ben Dubois, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Building 3 Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Ben Dubois practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dubois is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Dubois takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
995 Gateway Center Way, Suite 108; Suite 108
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Salloum's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Salloum's clinical interests encompass peripheral vascular disease and endovascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Salloum attended Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Peripheral Vascular Disease, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Choll Wan Kim, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6719 Alvarado Road; Suite 308
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Choll Kim's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kim has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Kim has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Orthopedic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $5,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $901
Dr. Thomas Tino Terramani, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
8860 Center Drive; 450
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Terramani is a vascular surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Terramani include vascular surgery procedures and endovascular disease. Dr. Terramani's hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Terramani's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Terramani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Endovascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 99
  • Charge (avg.): $4,758
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $960

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5565 Grossmont Center Drive; Suite 256
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Peter Hanson is an orthopedist. On average, patients gave Dr. Hanson a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hanson speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Henry Verdolin, MD
Specializes in Anesthesiology, Interventional Pain Medicine
7051 Alvarado Road; Suite 101
La Mesa, CA
 

Dr. Michael Verdolin specializes in anesthesiology and interventional pain medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Verdolin include pain management and anesthesia. Dr. Verdolin has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Verdolin attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Verdolin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Anesthesia, Pain Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $939

Specializes in Otolaryngology
3590 Camino Del Rio N 100
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Perry Mansfield is an otolaryngologist in San Diego, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mansfield is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Mansfield attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto for residency. He speaks Hungarian.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 87
  • Charge (avg.): $1,027 - $2,660
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $197 - $478

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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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