We found 64 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept PacifiCare near Berkeley, CA.

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

Dr. Junaid Khan is an Oakland, CA physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. His 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 California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. He is conversant in Korean. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and 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. He has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Stanten attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Stanten accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is 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

All Interests: Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Minimally ... (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 areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Upadhyay's clinical interests: cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens for residency. Dr. Upadhyay is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel.

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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's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Oakland, CA and Hayward, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Broderick-Villa is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include robotic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Kim is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, 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' 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 has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Silkiss has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

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

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

Dr. Eileen Consorti is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Consorti's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she performed 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. She has received the distinction of 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
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Griffin is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally 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. 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 specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Oakland, CA. Dr. Chin is a graduate of Harvard Medical School and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of 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. Dr. Chin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). His practice is open to 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. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Masem attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Masem's clinical interests: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Masem is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Masem has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Masem is accepting 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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Honegger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She is open to new patients. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She has received the following distinction: 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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. In her practice, Dr. Zhang focuses on women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zhang obtained her medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. 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. Vineela Ravva Poddatoori, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Vineela Poddatoori is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Poddatoori is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, she performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Poddatoori (or staff) speaks Telugu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice 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. Christina R Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Christina Allen's medical specialty is pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Allen's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is 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 her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meinberg is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Meinberg's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fracture Surgery, Shoulder ... (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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