We found 18 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Open Choice PPO near Yuba City, CA.

Dr. Christopher R Damon, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; Suite 201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Damon is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Yuba City, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Damon a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Damon takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel. He attended Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Letterman Army Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Randall Vogel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Vogel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vogel include orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Vogel graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Vogel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Subramaniam C Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Subramaniam Krishnan, who practices in Sacramento, CA and Yuba City, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in heart problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishnan attended Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras for medical school and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Krishnan has received the distinction of NIH Award For Distinguished Services In Bio- Medical Sciences. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Stroke, Afib ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 103
  • Charge (avg.): $1,750 - $3,563
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $435 - $887
Dr. Aparna Lakshmi Kareti, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; Suite 103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Aparna Kareti's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Kareti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Kareti is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She attended Sri Venkateswara University and then went on to complete her residency at Temple University Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kareti accepts. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Essure, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Thaddeus Nowinski, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #116
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Nowinski sees patients in Yuba City, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nowinski include women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Nowinski studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at San Bernardino County Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Nowinski's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Earl Burky Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; #201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Robert Burky is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Burky has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Burky attended medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burky is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard David Tortosa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Richard Tortosa's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tortosa has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Tortosa's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,623
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175
Dr. Jeffrey Howard Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Surgery
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz practices surgery in Yuba City, CA. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in surgical procedures. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Schwartz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Schwartz is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Howard K Nam, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Howard Nam's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Yuba City, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Nam is accepting new patients. Dr. Nam attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency. Dr. Nam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Double Eyelid Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Laryngology, Hearing Loss, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Karanbir S Grewal, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
440 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Karanbir Grewal's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Yuba City, CA. Dr. Grewal is especially interested in cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending Government Medical College, Patiala for medical school, he completed his residency training at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Implantable Loop Recorder, Right Heart Catheterization, Stress Echo, Stent Placement, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $2,035
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $517
Dr. Philbert Y Huang, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Philbert Huang practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Yuba City, CA. In his practice, Dr. Huang focuses on orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Huang's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Pain, PCL ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashraf S Ekdawy, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Ashraf Ekdawy, who practices in Yuba City, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Ekdawy average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in cancer surgery, breast cancer, and hernia surgery. Dr. Ekdawy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ekdawy trained at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Ekdawy's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Rectal Problems, Lumpectomy, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $2,014
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $533
Dr. Richard A Maddalena, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; Suite 103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Richard Maddalena's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Maddalena average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Maddalena accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Maddalena attended Technical University of Santiago (UTESA) for medical school and subsequently trained at Hurley Medical Center for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, HPV, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Total Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Harinder Singh Dhanota, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; Suite 201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Harinder Dhanota's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dhanota include orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Parham Doctors Hospital, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Garden City Hospital. Dr. Dhanota (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jenny Thi Tran, DO
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Hanh Tran, who practices in Yuba City, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Tran's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She obtained her medical school training at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed her residency at Cooper University Hospital. Dr. Tran honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Sohini Ray, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Sohini Ray is a Yuba City, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ray's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Ray (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Medical Spanish and Bengali. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (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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