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Dr. Gregory Scott Spowart, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1575 Soquel Drive; Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Spowart is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at Saint Mary's Hospital, Waterbury and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Spowart attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Spowart takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward William Pottmeyer III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1575 Soquel Avenue; Suite C
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Pottmeyer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Pottmeyer is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pottmeyer is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Cancer, VATS Lung Surgery, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. James D Spiegel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; 1st Floor
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. James Spiegel is an orthopedist. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Spiegel is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Spiegel speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelli Rae Beingesser, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Kelli Beingesser is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Beingesser average 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Beingesser's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Beingesser graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laetitia Marie-Jane Poisson De Souzy, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Laetitia Oderman's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Oderman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Oderman's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Oderman (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos Guerino Arcangeli, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Arcangeli is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Arcangeli accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Arcangeli's residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Arcangeli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laser prostate surgery, robotic pyeloplasty

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,323
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $843
Dr. Mark Andrew Rosen, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Suite 110
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Mark Rosen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Rosen is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laser prostate surgery, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Shirzadi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1661 Soquel Drive; Suite F
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Ali Shirzadi is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He works in San Jose, CA and Santa Cruz, CA. Dr. Shirzadi has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury, and brain cancer. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz. Dr. Shirzadi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard Bradley Salvay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2915 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Howard Salvay specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Salvay include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Salvay studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Salvay has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph H Franks, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Office (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Franks is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Franks speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Franks takes. Dr. Franks is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,131 - $3,323
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $287 - $843
Dr. Paul E Krause, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park Drive
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Paul Krause is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Santa Cruz, CA and Soquel, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Krause is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krause accepts. Dr. Krause is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Chronic Sinusitis, Head Surgery

Dr. Thomas James Welle, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2907 Chanticleer Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Welle specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Welle include sports health and orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Welle is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Grandview Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,946 - $2,599
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175 - $509
Dr. Tara Dale Hulbert Metcalf, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Tara Hulbert is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Cruz, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hulbert include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) and vulvovaginitis. Dr. Hulbert is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hulbert accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Hulbert speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Total Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven G Roberts, MD
Specializes in Urology
2911 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2911)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Steven Roberts practices urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. Roberts include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Roberts is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Roberts welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Urologic Disorders, Benign ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $3,323
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $843
Dr. Raj S Kullar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2907 Chanticleer Avenue; Santa Cruz Chanticleer Center (2907)
Santa Cruz, CA
 

Dr. Raj Kullar's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Kullar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kullar is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kullar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Dupuytren's Contracture, PCL ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Lee Kau, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2950 Research Park
Soquel, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Kau works as an otolaryngologist in Soquel, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Dr. Kau performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kau's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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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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