We found 56 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept AARP near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Brett Courtney Sheridan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Brett Sheridan's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests encompass heart transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sheridan honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sheridan attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal's areas of specialization are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. She has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Dr. Tsau performed her residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Randolph Wong specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Daly City, CA. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Wong's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B. 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka's specialties are thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Palo Alto, CA, Burlingame, CA, and San Carlos, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Oka studied medicine at Keio University. Dr. Oka's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Foster is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA, Burlingame, CA, and San Mateo, CA. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Foster include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Foster's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Foster performed her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Pilonidal Cyst, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,360
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $381
Dr. Dirk Stephen Baumann, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Baumann is a physician who specializes in vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Dr. Baumann has indicated that his clinical interests include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baumann takes. Dr. Baumann obtained his medical school training at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Baumann has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Bruce L Allen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 360
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Allen, who practices in San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Allen's clinical interests: melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allen welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,577
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $734
Dr. Gerald R Sydorak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 611
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Gerald Sydorak sees patients in Burlingame, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Sydorak (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, Ukrainian, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center, and Brown & Toland Physicians. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,166
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $734
Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 470
San Mateo, 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. Todd Soung Kim, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Todd Kim works as an orthopedist and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Burlingame, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise consist of foot problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Chih-Yu Sun, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1720 El Camino Real; #116
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Edward Sun's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of spine problems and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sun's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Sun accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sun completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Nasario Abeyta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive #115; Burlingame Center, Department of Orthopedics
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Paul Abeyta works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Burlingame, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Abeyta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Abeyta obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, PCL ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Q Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 120
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Robert Hoang is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Hoang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoang's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laser Lithotripsy, Laparoscopic Partial ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana Shiao-Yin Divanji, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Diana Divanji is a general OB/GYN in Burlingame, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Divanji (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Divanji is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, she completed her residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Divanji is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaret Michael Butler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 1st Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butler's clinical interests encompass hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Butler attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Butler's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,858
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $626

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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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