We found 10 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept TRICARE near Modesto, CA.

Bal M. Rajagopalan M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.91 stars (123 ratings)
609 E. Orangeburg Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Bal Rajagopalan sees patients in Modesto, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rajagopalan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rajagopalan include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Empire BlueCross BlueShield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rajagopalan attended Memorial University of Newfoundland Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Memorial University of Newfoundland. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and WebMD editorial board. He speaks French. Dr. Rajagopalan is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Charles C. Tsai M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Charles Tsai specializes in adult cardiology. In his practice, Dr. Tsai focuses on heart problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. Dr. Tsai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,903
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517
Donn A. Fassero MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.31 stars (4 ratings)
1409 E. Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Donn Fassero works as an orthopedic surgeon in Modesto, CA. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Fassero attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Fassero's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fassero honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Natalie Hubbard's area of specialization is surgery. She is conversant in Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Hubbard is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Hubbard is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

Mr. Robert B. Eisenberg M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 2.82 stars (7 ratings)
1541 Florida Avenue; Suite 100
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Robert Eisenberg's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eisenberg honors. Before performing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Eisenberg attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center, and Sharp Grossmont Hospital. Dr. Eisenberg's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Jennifer Thuy Ho Phung M.D.
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
1409 E. Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Phung specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Phung's clinical interests encompass women's health issues and da vinci surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Memorial Medical Center, Modesto, and Adventist Health System. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Phung's office for an appointment. She attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Drexel University. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Women's Health Issues, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Refugio Gonzalez M.D.
Specializes in Surgery
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez specializes in surgery. In his practice, Dr. Gonzalez focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Gonzalez honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gonzalez attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gonzalez's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,333
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $657
Raman Moradkhan MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1409 E Briggsmore Avenue
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Raman Moradkhan specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Moradkhan (or staff) speaks Persian, Turkish, and Assyrian Neo-Aramaic. His areas of expertise include internal medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Internal Medicine

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,153
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $510
Rafael Vargas M.D.
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Rafael Vargas is a diagnostic radiology specialist. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Vargas is especially interested in imaging procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Vargas's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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Clinical Interests: Imaging Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,082
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $581
Frances Melinda Knox MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
600 Coffee Road
Modesto, CA
 

Dr. Frances Knox is a Modesto, CA physician who specializes in diagnostic radiology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Knox attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Vermont/Fletcher Allen Health Care for residency. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,082
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $597

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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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