We found 39 providers with an interest in minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana near La Mesa, CA.

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Dr. Kristopher Lee Downing MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4.5 Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
Address: 655 Euclid Av, San Diego, CA 92114
Clinical Interests: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

Procedure Details: 2012-2016

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 32
  • Price Estimate: $2,135 - $2,369

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Brooke Laura Ballard M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4.68 Average rating 4.68 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
Address: 5555 Reservoir Drive, San Diego, CA 92120
Clinical Interests: shoulder arthroscopy
Patrick George McCallion MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
3.88 Average rating 3.88 stars out of 5 (28 ratings)
Address: 5565 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

Procedure Details: 2012-2016

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 24
  • Price Estimate: $530

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Mr. Robert B. Eisenberg M.D.
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
2.59 Average rating 2.59 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 5555 Reservoir Drive, San Diego, CA 92120
Clinical Interests: laparoscopic surgery
Jonathan J. Myer M.D.
Specializes in Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4.75 Average rating 4.75 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 6719 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120
Clinical Interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy
Elise S. Brown, MD, FACOG
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology, Gynecology
3.66 Average rating 3.66 stars out of 5 (51 ratings)
Address: 6719 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120
Clinical Interests: loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, laparoscopic surgery
Dr. Mark David Jacobson M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery
5 Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
Address: 5555 Reservoir Drive, San Diego, CA 92120
Clinical Interests: shoulder arthroscopy
Moneer Jaibaji M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
4.94 Average rating 4.94 stars out of 5 (48 ratings)
Address: 8851 Center Drive, La Mesa, CA
Clinical Interests: endoscopic surgery
Rowley Sarah Busino MD
Specializes in Pediatrics (Child & Adolescent Medicine), Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
4.92 Average rating 4.92 stars out of 5 (12 ratings)
Address: 5565 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: endoscopic sinus surgery
Kofi D. Sefa Boakye MD
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
Address: 286 Euclid Av, San Diego, CA 92102
Clinical Interests: laparoscopic surgery
Jeremiah Moles MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, and Throat)
4.83 Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
Address: 5565 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty
Deena S. Tajran MD, FACOG
Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
3.79 Average rating 3.79 stars out of 5 (58 ratings)
Address: 291 Lexington Av, El Cajon, CA 92020
Clinical Interests: laparoscopic surgery
Dr. Susan Kaweski MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4.91 Average rating 4.91 stars out of 5 (124 ratings)
Address: 8415 Grant Avenue, La Mesa, CA 91941
Clinical Interests: SmartLipo, endoscopic surgery
Scott P. Leary MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
3.95 Average rating 3.95 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
Address: 6645 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120
Clinical Interests: minimally invasive spine surgery

Procedure Details: 2012-2016

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 126
  • Price Estimate: $6,900 - $7,370

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Helen J. Sohn MD
Specializes in General Surgery
Address: 5565 Grossmont Center Drive, La Mesa, CA 91942
Clinical Interests: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic surgery
Scott Logan Brown M.D.
Specializes in Urology (Urinary Tract Disease)
Address: 8851 Center Drive, La Mesa, CA
Clinical Interests: laparoscopic surgery

Procedure Details: 2012-2016

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Number Performed: 138
  • Price Estimate: $875 - $2,900

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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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