We found 89 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 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. 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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Wetter's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wetter takes. He obtained his medical school training at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Wetter speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting new patients.

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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 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
901 Campus Drive; Suite 111
Daly City, 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. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; #340
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' specialties are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Silkiss trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Silkiss has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

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

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

Dr. Richard Hongo practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Novato, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. Dr. Hongo accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Hongo is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hongo completed residency programs at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. Dr. Hongo (or staff) is conversant in Japanese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Hongo's practice is open to new patients.

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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 Dorian 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise consist of infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Sharlip's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sharlip offers language support for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He welcomes 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. Stephen Preble Daane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2186 Geary Boulevard; 212
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Daane practices pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Daane's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Daane studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Daane completed residency programs at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Daane has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Christina Ruth Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1701 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Christina Allen is a pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Allen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder ... (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 medical specialist in plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Lee performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Honors & Awards: America's Top Surgeon's Award; [415] Top Doctors (San Francisco & Marin); and NBC Bay Area Top Physicians. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Korean, and Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. On average, patients gave Dr. Masem a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Masem studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. Dr. Masem's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes 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. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1580 Valencia Street; #106
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg is an orthopedic traumatologist and pediatric orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Meinberg include orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meinberg accepts. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Meinberg has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sean Wang is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wang graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He 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)

Dr. Thomas Parker Vail, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
500 Parnassus Avenue; Mu320w
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Vail practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Vail's clinical interests include knee replacement, hip arthroscopy, and hip resurfacing. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Vail speaks Spanish. Dr. Vail is affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Problems, Hip Resurfacing, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Millette Buncke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
45 Castro Street; Suite 121
San Francisco, 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)

Dr. Richard A Francoz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 412
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Francoz's specialty is adult cardiology. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems and pacemaker. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Francoz completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Francoz has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,628
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $574

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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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