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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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His clinical interests encompass heart transplant. Dr. Sheridan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheridan's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Dalal has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Dalal studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,012
  • Medicare Cost: $574
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 sees patients in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Daly City, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, Dr. Wong focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Wong attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274 - $1,902
  • Medicare Cost: $473 - $529
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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsau accepts. Dr. Tsau's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 medical specialist in thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests encompass thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Oka attended medical school at Keio University. He speaks Japanese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oka has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Foster average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Foster focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster accepts. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Foster welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,360
  • Medicare Cost: $381
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 medical specialty is general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and cardiothoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Allen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,577
  • Medicare Cost: $734
Dr. Gerald Roman Sydorak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 611
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Gerald Sydorak specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Sydorak (or staff) speaks the following languages: German, Ukrainian, and Russian. Dr. Sydorak is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Sydorak's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,166
  • Medicare Cost: $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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffin include 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). After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. On average, patients gave Dr. Griffin a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice 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. Todd Soung Kim, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 1st Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Todd Kim, who practices in Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kim attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kim speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Kim welcomes new patients.

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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. 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. Dr. Abeyta is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Abeyta speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He 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, ... (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. The average patient rating for Dr. Butler is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butler honors. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Butler's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Butler's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,858
  • Medicare Cost: $626
Dr. Diana Shiao-Yin Divanji, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Diana Divanji sees patients in Burlingame, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Divanji graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Divanji completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Her areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Divanji (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Divanji has an open panel.

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

Dr. Robert Hoang's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Hoang accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Hoang'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: , 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. Rabia Iram Siddik-Ahmad, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Floor 4
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Rabia Siddik-Ahmad practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Burlingame, CA and San Jose, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Siddik-Ahmad include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddik-Ahmad honors. Dr. Siddik-Ahmad studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Siddik-Ahmad trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Siddik-Ahmad (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Siddik-Ahmad is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Contraception, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Hysterectomy, Menopause, Minimally Invasive ... (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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. He attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Buncke's medical residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Buncke include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Buncke's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Buncke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Buncke's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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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.