We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept PacifiCare 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 physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Damon at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at Letterman Army Medical Center. Dr. Damon is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Subramaniam Krishnan is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Krishnan's clinical interests encompass heart problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College and the University of Madras. His medical residency was performed at Michael Reese Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Krishnan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: NIH Award For Distinguished Services In Bio- Medical Sciences. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Stanley Nowinski's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Nowinski attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at San Bernardino County Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nowinski include women's health issues. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nowinski is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Vogel is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Vogel's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Vogel graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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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. Aparna Lakshmi Kareti, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; Suite 103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Aparna Kareti practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Yuba City, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kareti include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Kareti takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Kareti's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Sri Venkateswara University. Her training includes a residency program at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Kareti (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Jeffrey Howard Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Surgery
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Schwartz works as a surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz's clinical interests include surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz welcomes new patients. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Allegheny University. Dr. Schwartz is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Robert Burky is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Burky is 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Burky graduated from the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is accepting 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. Howard K Nam, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
460 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Howard Nam specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Yuba City, CA. Dr. Nam is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Nam (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

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

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

Dr. Karanbir Grewal is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Yuba City, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cardiac catheterization. Dr. Grewal is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Patiala. He trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center for residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Grewal is accepting 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. Richard David Tortosa, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Richard Tortosa's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Yuba City, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Tortosa is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tortosa attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Tortosa trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He has an open panel.

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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. Tyler G Smith, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
470 Plumas Boulevard; #201
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Tyler Smith's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Roseville, CA and Yuba City, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Nevada School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Smith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $6,358
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $909
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. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Huang 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. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Yuba City, CA. He attended medical school at Cairo University, Kasr Al-Ainy Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ekdawy trained at a hospital affiliated with Morehouse School of Medicine for his residency. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, breast cancer, and hernia surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Ekdawy speaks Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Dr. Ekdawy welcomes 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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. In his practice, Dr. Maddalena focuses on women's health issues. Dr. Maddalena is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). He studied medicine at Technical University of Santiago (UTESA). For his professional training, Dr. Maddalena completed a residency program at Hurley Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maddalena 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. Lata Santhakumar, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
969 Plumas Street; #103
Yuba City, CA
 

Dr. Lata Santhakumar specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Santhakumar (or staff) speaks the following languages: Tamil and Hindi. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). She obtained her medical school training at Madras Medical College and performed her residency at Rochester General Hospital. Dr. Santhakumar is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Essure, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Harinder Dhanota is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dhanota (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dhanota include orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Parham Doctors Hospital, and Sutter North Medical Group (SNMG). Before performing his residency at Garden City Hospital, Dr. Dhanota attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dhanota is open to new patients.

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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)

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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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