We found 55 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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Sheridan focuses on heart transplant. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheridan's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), 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 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 sees patients in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Her medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Dalal attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dalal is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She welcomes 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, Thoracic Problems, Research, Rectal ... (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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Wong is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Wong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wong's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Pei Tsau's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Tsau's practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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

Dr. Tomomi Oka is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Oka obtained his medical school training at Keio University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is conversant in Japanese. Dr. Oka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Foster is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foster's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery and practices in San Mateo, CA, Burlingame, CA, and Daly City, CA. Dr. Baumann studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency. His clinical interests encompass abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Baumann is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baumann's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is accepting new patients.

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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's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Allen has a special interest in melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Allen attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Allen's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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, who practices in Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Sydorak 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 California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Sydorak attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sydorak (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German, Ukrainian, and Russian.

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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 plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Griffin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: 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). Dr. Griffin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Griffin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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; Building B, 1st Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Todd Kim is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: foot problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim accepts. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Kim graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kim speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Burlingame, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include high risk pregnancy, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopic surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Divanji attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Divanji (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is accepting 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. 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Burlingame, CA. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In Dr. Abeyta's practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Abeyta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Abeyta is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Jaret Butler practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Burlingame, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Mountain View, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Butler accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Butler attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Robert Hoang is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in San Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Hoang studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hoang include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoang honors. Dr. Hoang is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Hoang is open to 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. Gregory Millette Buncke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
101 N. El Camino Real; Suite A
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Buncke's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA and San Mateo, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Buncke an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Buncke attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Buncke (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Buncke's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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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