We found 92 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Daly City, CA.

Dr. Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
901 Campus Drive; Suite 111
Daly City, 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. Lowell Albert Wetter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
901 Campus Drive; Suite 111
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Lowell Wetter is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and San Francisco, CA. He is a graduate of Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Wetter's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wetter accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Wetter has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary Disorders, Endocrine ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,149
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602
Dr. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
901 Campus Drive; Suite 111
Daly City, 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
901 Campus Drive; Suite 111
Daly City, 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. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; #340
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Graves Disease, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eye Trauma, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard H Hongo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 412
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hongo works as a cardiac electrophysiologist in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Novato, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Hongo (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Hongo has a special interest in heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. Dr. Hongo has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. Dr. Hongo has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Radiofrequency Ablation, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $2,628 - $4,571
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559 - $975
Dr. Ira D Sharlip, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ira Sharlip practices urology (urinary tract disease) in San Francisco, CA. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In his practice, Dr. Sharlip focuses on infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Sharlip is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sharlip offers language support for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Sharlip's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Prosthetics, Varicocele, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,990
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $938
Dr. Mathias Alexander Masem, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street; Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery Center
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mathias Masem's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. He is conversant in German. Dr. Masem's areas of expertise include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Masem attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Masem's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Kyung Chul Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 508
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Charles Lee is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Lee attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lee include: Honors & Awards: America's Top Surgeon's Award; [415] Top Doctors (San Francisco & Marin); and NBC Bay Area Top Physicians. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Korean, and Mandarin. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Parnassus Avenue; Mu320w
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Lattanza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Lattanza's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patient ratings for Dr. Lattanza average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lattanza has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Chih-Yu Sun, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Southgate Avenue; #207
Daly City, 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. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colyvas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Colyvas's hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Brown & Toland Physicians, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Colyvas obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1580 Valencia Street; #106
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg specializes in orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meinberg has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fracture Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter R Carroll, MD
Specializes in Urology
1600 Divisadero Street; Floor 3
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Peter Carroll's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Carroll's professional affiliations include the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carroll honors. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Carroll has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 109
  • Charge (avg.): $1,034 - $9,862
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $270 - $1,914
Dr. Amir Meir Matityahu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1580 Valencia Street; Suite #106
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Amir Matityahu sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Matityahu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Matityahu is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Xun Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sean Wang's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Wang attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Wang is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Surfer's Ear, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (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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