We found 88 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California near Berkeley, CA.

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

Dr. Junaid Khan specializes in thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Khan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Khan at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. 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: Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. He works in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kim's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Russell Stanten's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Stanten takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stanten's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Teimour Nasirov is a medical specialist in general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Nasirov attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. His areas of expertise include heart surgery. Dr. Nasirov takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Nasirov's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Pericarditis, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Transplant, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Barry Sheppard works as a surgical oncologist and chest surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheppard include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Sheppard takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. 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)

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 works in Brentwood, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Newton accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Newton's medical 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Ajay Upadhyay, who practices in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Upadhyay include cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyay accepts. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. In addition to English, Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. Dr. Upadhyay's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and St. Rose Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Research, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Heller ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gregory Broderick-Villa is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Broderick-Villa include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Broderick-Villa honors. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Broderick-Villa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,089
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $410
Dr. Teresa Hyunsuk Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; #101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Teresa Kim is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and St. Rose Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $377 - $1,188
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $76 - $472
Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Graves Disease, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eye Trauma, Eyelid ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Griffin is a plastic surgeon in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Griffin's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Griffin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Douglas Howard-Luke Chin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 810
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chin is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Oakland, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Chin performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese and German. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen T Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. Dr. Consorti takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Consorti has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. Mathias Alexander Masem, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; 6th Floor
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Mathias Masem's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. He is conversant in German. Dr. Masem's areas of expertise include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Masem attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Masem's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Honegger is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Honegger include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Honegger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). 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)

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Lattanza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Lattanza's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patient ratings for Dr. Lattanza average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lattanza has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (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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