We found 51 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna HealthFund HMO 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 works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Dr. Dalal's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). She is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Dalal highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dalal's 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. Brett Courtney Sheridan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Brett Sheridan's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. He has a special interest in heart transplant. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Sheridan studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sheridan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Pei Tsau is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Tsau's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsau honors. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tsau trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tsau is conversant in 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. 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's specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Wong has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). 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. Dr. Oka attended Keio University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His clinical interests include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Oka 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; she sees patients in Los Gatos, CA, Burlingame, CA, and San Mateo, CA. Her average patient rating is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Foster has an open panel.

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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 specialist in vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Baumann accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Baumann trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). 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 works as a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and cardiothoracic surgeon in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Allen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen honors. Dr. Allen obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He 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. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 470
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin is a plastic surgeon in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Griffin's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Griffin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He welcomes 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 is an osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Kim speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of foot problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC), and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kim has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Abeyta include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Abeyta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Abeyta's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. 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. 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 obstetrics & gynecology specialist. These areas are among Dr. Divanji's clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopic surgery. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Divanji studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Her training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. 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)

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 medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sun's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sun takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center (Daly City and Moss Beach, CA). He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In Dr. Butler's practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Butler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,858
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $626
Dr. Frank J Piro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 470
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Frank Piro's area of specialization is plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Piro's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Piro's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. He welcomes 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. Paul Edward Hazelrig Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
77 N. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Paul Hazelrig's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Hazelrig takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Hazelrig completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Prosthetics, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $1,347 - $3,488
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $314 - $775

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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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