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Specializes in General Surgery
3998 Vista Way; Suite C200
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Adam Fierer, who practices in Oceanside, CA and Vista, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Fierer attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fierer include laparoscopic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fierer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Fierer welcomes new patients.

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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 Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Diagnostic Radiology
3402 Piazza Del Oro; Suite 300
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Donald Ponec is a vascular & interventional radiology and diagnostic radiology specialist in Oceanside, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. Dr. Ponec honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ponec has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,763
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $563

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

Dr. Javaid Shad is a physician who specializes in adult gastroenterology. In addition to English, Dr. Shad (or staff) speaks Urdu and Hindi. His areas of expertise include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Shad is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Shad accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Diego Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3601 Vista Way; Suite 203
Oceanside, CA
 

Dr. Katayoun Toosie's specialty is general surgery. In Dr. Toosie's practice, she is particularly interested in breast surgery and laparoscopic surgery. She is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. She is open to new patients. Dr. Toosie graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She has received the distinction of San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Toosie (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Matthew Viernes is a gastroenterologist in Oceanside, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Viernes include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Viernes is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Viernes's practice 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 a medical specialist in gastroenterology (digestive system). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shim include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), colonoscopy, and endoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Shim's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colonoscopy

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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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