We found 68 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 works as a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Khan has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Khan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Khan is accepting 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. Russell David Stanten, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 500
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Russell Stanten specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Oakland, CA. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Stanten studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stanten takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Stanten 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. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
744 52nd Street; Suite 4100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim practices pediatric general surgery in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. He is conversant in Korean. He has a special interest in robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). 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. He takes 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.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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. Dr. Kim's clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and St. Rose Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Gregory Broderick-Villa is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Oakland, CA and Hayward, CA. He studied medicine at 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Broderick-Villa accepts. Dr. Broderick-Villa (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Broderick-Villa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,089
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $410
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 medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyay takes. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, he performed his residency 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. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and St. Rose Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic splenectomy, 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. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss, who practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Silkiss a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss's practice 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. Mathias Alexander Masem, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; 6th Floor
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Mathias Masem is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Masem is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Masem include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Masem performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks German.

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

Dr. Douglas Chin's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Chin's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chin takes. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chin 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 patients who speak Cantonese and German. Dr. Chin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He 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)

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

Dr. John Griffin is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Griffin attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Griffin's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griffin takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He is open to 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. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg is an orthopedic traumatologist and pediatric orthopedic surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meinberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Meinberg attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fracture Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Eileen Consorti is a cancer surgeon. Dr. Consorti has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In her practice, Dr. Consorti focuses on surgical procedures. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Consorti honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes new patients. She obtained her medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and 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 following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

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

Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Foley attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Foley include women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Foley is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foley is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Sigurd Harald Berven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sigurd Berven is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include scoliosis, cervical herniated disc, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Dr. Berven honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berven obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Lower ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marilyn Honegger practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Honegger has a special interest in women's health issues. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Honegger has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Lattanza is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lattanza has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lattanza's office for an appointment.

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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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