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Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.05 stars (5 ratings)
3998 Vista Way; Suite C200
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Adam Fierer works as a general surgeon in Oceanside, CA and Vista, CA. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Fierer is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fierer accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Fierer attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fierer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,255
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $713

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
3923 Waring Road; Suite A
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Javaid Shad, who practices in Oceanside, CA, is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Dr. Shad (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. In his practice, Dr. Shad focuses on gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Shad is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Before performing his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego, Dr. Shad attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
average rating 4.75 stars (2 ratings)
3923 Waring Road; Suite A
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Viernes' specialty is adult gastroenterology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Viernes include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Viernes takes. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Viernes is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
3923 Waring Road; Suite A
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Michael Shim is an Oceanside, CA physician who specializes in gastroenterology (digestive system). Dr. Shim has indicated that his clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shim has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in General Surgery, Other
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
3601 Vista Way; Suite 203
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Katayoun Toosie's area of specialization is general surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Toosie is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Toosie (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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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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