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

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 medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Dalal's areas of expertise 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 California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Dalal completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patient ratings for Dr. Dalal average 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dalal honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dalal's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic splenectomy, 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 is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. She works in Redwood City, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsau accepts. 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. Brett Courtney Sheridan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Brett Sheridan is a cardiac surgeon in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Sheridan's clinical interests encompass heart transplant. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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. 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. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Wong's education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. The average patient rating for Dr. Wong is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting 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 practices thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He has a special interest in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oka accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Keio University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, Dr. Oka speaks Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Pleural Effusion, ... (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 surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. She has indicated that her clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Foster performed her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Foster has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Anal Fistula, Pilonidal Cyst, Colorectal ... (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 medical specialist in vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Baumann include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. Dr. Baumann 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. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Baumann attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baumann is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Baumann's practice is open to 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 practices general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and cardiothoracic surgery in San Mateo, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allen's areas of expertise include melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Allen's practice is open to 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. Dr. Sydorak is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Sydorak (or staff) speaks German, Ukrainian, and Russian. Dr. Sydorak's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center (Daly City and Moss Beach, CA), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice 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. 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Burlingame, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abeyta's areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Abeyta attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

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

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 470
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin's specialty is plastic surgery. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Griffin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Griffin's 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. Edward Chih-Yu Sun, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1720 El Camino Real; #116
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Edward Sun is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sun has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Sun attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center (Daly City and Moss Beach, CA). Dr. Sun has an open panel.

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

Dr. Jaret Butler's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Butler focuses on hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Butler honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. Dr. Butler is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact his 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
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 medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Buncke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Buncke's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Buncke's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Buncke welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Todd Soung Kim, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Todd Kim is a Burlingame, CA physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include foot problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). 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. Dr. Kim is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. He has an open panel.

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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. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Divanji include high risk pregnancy, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Divanji is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Divanji accepts. Her practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Divanji attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Divanji (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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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)

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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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