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Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
744 52nd Street; Suite 4100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim sees patients in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Kim attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Korean. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kim's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Phimosis, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Junaid Hameed Khan, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 500
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Junaid Khan's specialty is thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). The average patient rating for Dr. Khan is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. Christopher R Newton, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Critical Care
744 52nd Street; #4100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Newton is a specialist in pediatric general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Newton studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Teimour Amrah Nasirov, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Teimour Nasirov is a general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery specialist in Sacramento, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart surgery. Dr. Nasirov is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Nasirov attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Pericarditis, Lung Transplant, Weight Management, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Russell David Stanten, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 500
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Russell Stanten specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Stanten is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanten has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Barry B Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 500
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Barry Sheppard is a surgical oncologist and chest surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Sheppard's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Sheppard is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Lobectomy, Clinical Trials, Research, Thoracic Cancer, VATS ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Kumar Upadhyay, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Upadhyay's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. In his practice, Dr. Upadhyay focuses on cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Upadhyay is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Upadhyay welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Research, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Andrew Broderick Villa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; 101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Broderick-Villa specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Broderick-Villa accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Broderick-Villa trained at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Broderick-Villa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,089
  • Medicare Cost: $410
Dr. Teresa Hyunsuk Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; #101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Teresa Kim's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She practices in Oakland, CA. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include robotic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $377 - $1,188
  • Medicare Cost: $76 - $472
Dr. Robert J Stallone, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2999 Regent Street; Suite 622
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Stallone, who practices in Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Stallone attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stallone's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,279
  • Medicare Cost: $694
Dr. Eileen Theresa Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Consorti's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. Dr. Consorti is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Consorti's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin, who practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Griffin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griffin honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Griffin attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Griffin's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss works as an eye plastic surgeon and pediatric ophthalmologist. The average patient rating for Dr. Silkiss is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Dr. Silkiss is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Silkiss's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Silkiss completed her residency training at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Ruth Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Christina Allen is a specialist in pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include arthroscopic surgery, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and PCL injury. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Allen attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Allen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisabeth M Schleuning, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 301
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Groginsky is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Groginsky is especially interested in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Groginsky attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Groginsky highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger, who practices in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Honegger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Honegger takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Honegger has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (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.