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We found 9 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net Salud HMO Plus 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, surgical oncologist, and colon and rectal surgeon in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and Daly City, CA. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Wong has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,274 - $1,902
  • Medicare Cost: $473 - $529
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. Her areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. 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 honors. Dr. Foster is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is accepting 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 cardiac electrophysiologist in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Novato, CA. Patients rated Dr. Hongo highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hongo include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hongo attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland for residency. He has received distinctions including 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.

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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. 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). Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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. 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 works in San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and pacemaker. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Francoz takes. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Francoz offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally 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. Robert Corwin Detch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Detch is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Detch is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Detch is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Potrero Avenue; #6d
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venkat include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Venkat's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kier Coursen Van Remoortere, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Portrero Avenue; 6d
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of clinical interest consist of women's health issues and family planning. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Vanremoortere has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Family Planning, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lewis Zhiyuan Leng, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
45 Castro Street; Suite 175a
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lewis Leng is a neurosurgery specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests encompass neurosurgery. Dr. Leng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Leng welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Leng attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Disc Replacement, Endoscopic Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal ... (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.