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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim works as a pediatric general surgeon in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His 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. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's professional 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: , 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. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Khan's medical residency was performed 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. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Russell Stanten is a thoracic surgery specialist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Stanten attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Stanten's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Ajay Upadhyay specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. In his practice, Dr. Upadhyay focuses on cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Upadhyay is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He also offers interpreting services 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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Oakland, CA and Hayward, CA. His clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Broderick-Villa accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Broderick-Villa's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include robotic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. She 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 General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2999 Regent Street; Suite 622
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Stallone specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Berkeley, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Stallone graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Stallone is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Areas of expertise for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. Patients gave Dr. Consorti an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Griffin attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Griffin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Griffin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting 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. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology; she sees patients in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her areas of clinical interest consist of eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Silkiss has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her practice is open to 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 is a pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include arthroscopic surgery, adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder), and PCL injury. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Allen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Allen's office for an appointment. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for her residency. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish.

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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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. Dr. Groginsky's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in French. Dr. Groginsky is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Patients rated Dr. Honegger highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Honegger's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Honegger has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Cynthia Erxin Zhang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Zhang's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Zhang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Zhang's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, ... (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 specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Oakland, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Chin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He also offers language support for Cantonese and German-speaking patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Vineela Ravva Poddatoori, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Vineela Poddatoori is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Poddatoori (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi. In Dr. Poddatoori's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Poddatoori has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Poddatoori is accepting 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)

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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.