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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients. He 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. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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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 is a chest surgeon in Oakland, CA. Dr. Khan has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Khan's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Khan attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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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. 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 surgeon, pediatric thoracic surgeon, and pediatric cardiac surgeon. Dr. Nasirov graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He 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 has a special interest in heart surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. Dr. Nasirov has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Russian. Dr. Nasirov is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He is accepting 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)

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Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Critical Care
744 52nd Street; #4100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Newton practices pediatric general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine) in Brentwood, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA. His professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He accepts Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Newton is open to new patients. Before performing his residency 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, Dr. Newton attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Russell Stanten is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Stanten attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Stanten is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Minimally ... (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 specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. He works in Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sheppard include esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Sheppard is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. He is especially interested in cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Upadhyay takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Upadhyay's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. He completed his residency training 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Oakland, CA and Hayward, CA. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Broderick-Villa is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Broderick-Villa (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Oakland, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include robotic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kim 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 Korean and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Kim has an open panel.

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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 Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2999 Regent Street; Suite 622
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Stallone specializes in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Berkeley, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Stallone attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Stallone focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Stallone is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,279
  • Medicare Cost: $694
Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Griffin average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Griffin's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Griffin is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Eileen Consorti is a cancer surgeon. She is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Consorti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Patient ratings for Dr. Consorti average 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. 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. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss has indicated that her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silkiss takes. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Dr. Allen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Allen trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Groginsky include women's health issues. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Groginsky attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Groginsky speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Groginsky welcomes 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. 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 physician who specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chin's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chin (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for Cantonese and German-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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