We found 93 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 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.

Read more

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

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,149
  • Medicare Cost: $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 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.

Read more

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

Dr. Richard Hongo practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hongo (or staff) is conversant in Japanese. He also offers language support for Spanish and Chinese-speaking patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hongo is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hongo has received include San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. He has an open panel.

Read more

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,628 - $4,571
  • Medicare Cost: $559 - $975
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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. She is especially interested in eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Dr. Silkiss's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Silkiss is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

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

Dr. Stephen Preble Daane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2186 Geary Boulevard; 212
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Daane works as a pediatric plastic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and San Ramon, CA. Dr. Daane's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Daane attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Daane is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Daane is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is open to new patients.

Read more

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 practices pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Allen's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Ira Dorian Sharlip, MD
Specializes in Urology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ira Sharlip specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Sharlip has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Sharlip takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Sharlip has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,990
  • Medicare Cost: $938
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). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Wang attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chunbong Benjamin Ma, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1701 Divisadero Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. C. Ma is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ma's clinical interests include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ma is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Ma's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,504 - $4,667
  • Medicare Cost: $191 - $1,218
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. The average patient rating for Dr. Masem is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masem include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Masem's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Masem's office for an appointment. 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. Dr. Masem has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks German.

Read more

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's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Meinberg include musculoskeletal surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meinberg takes. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Meinberg completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He has an open panel.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Thomas Vail, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Vail's clinical interests: knee replacement, hip arthroscopy, and hip resurfacing. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Vail completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Richard Francoz is a specialist in adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In his practice, Dr. Francoz focuses on heart problems and pacemaker. Dr. Francoz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Francoz offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Francoz is open to new patients.

Read more

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,628
  • Medicare Cost: $574
Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Los Gatos, CA, Campbell, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Colyvas's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colyvas accepts. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Colyvas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek. Dr. Colyvas's professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

Read more

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

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

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

Dr. Peter Carroll is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Carroll attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Carroll honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Carroll is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

Read more

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 109
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,034 - $9,862
  • Medicare Cost: $270 - $1,914

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.