We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California near Tracy, CA.

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Dr. Christopher Scott Walthour, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
441 W Eaton Avenue
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Walthour's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Tracy, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health and orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walthour takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University, Dr. Walthour attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Walthour's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Memorial Medical Center, Modesto. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle 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: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,151
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559
Dr. Thomas B McNemar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
467 W. Eaton Avenue
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Thomas McNemar is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McNemar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Patients rated Dr. McNemar highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. McNemar performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Dr. McNemar is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2180 W. Grant Line Road; #100
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. David Jupina is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pleasanton, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Tracy, CA. Dr. Jupina's hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network and John Muir Physician Network. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Jupina attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,619
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $439
Dr. Sabiya Banu Raja, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1407 Tracy Boulevard
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Sabiya Raja specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Tracy, CA. Dr. Raja's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, preventive care, and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Providence Hospital, Southfield's residency program. Dr. Raja's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Women's Health Issues, Pelvic Floor Repair, Preventive Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Duc C Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Surgery
473 W. Eaton Avenue
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Duc Nguyen, who practices in Tracy, CA, is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Nguyen has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Tracy Community Hospital, and Sutter Gould Medical Foundation (SGMF). Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $1,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $644
Dr. Sanjeev G Vaishampayan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other
1530 N Bessie Avenue 101
Tracy, CA
 

Dr. Sanjeev Vaishampayan practices adult cardiology in Manteca, CA and Tracy, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. Dr. Vaishampayan studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $326 - $1,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $321 - $517

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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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