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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 works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Wong highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Wong focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He has an open panel.

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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 is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and San Francisco, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Wetter focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Wetter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wetter's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Wetter's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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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

  • 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 specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Foster include colorectal surgery procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Foster attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for her residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster takes. 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 Cysts, 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 is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Hongo has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hongo attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hongo trained at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. He has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. In addition to English, Dr. Hongo (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish and Chinese-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Hongo welcomes new patients.

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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 is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss has indicated that her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silkiss takes. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

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

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

Dr. Stephen Daane is a specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA and San Ramon, CA. He is conversant in Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Daane's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Daane graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Dr. Allen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Allen trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Allen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Ira Sharlip, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sharlip's areas of expertise consist of infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Sharlip performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers interpreting services for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. His practice 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

  • 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Wang studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wang trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ma include hip replacement, concussion, and knee replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Ma average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ma's hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Ma is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, 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. His areas of expertise include the following: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Masem accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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 professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks German. Dr. Masem is professionally affiliated with 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's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meinberg include musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meinberg takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Meinberg attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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

Dr. Thomas Vail is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Vail has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vail include knee replacement, hip arthroscopy, and hip resurfacing. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Vail is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Vail attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. 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. His clinical interests encompass heart problems and pacemaker. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Francoz attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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. He is accepting new patients.

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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Los Gatos, CA, Campbell, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Colyvas attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Colyvas is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Colyvas's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Peter Carroll is an urologist. Dr. Carroll's areas of expertise consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Carroll has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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

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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.