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We found 10 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept SCAN Health Plan Medicare Advantage HMO near Danville, CA.

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Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim works as a pediatric general surgeon in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kim is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Phimosis, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
2301 Camino Ramon; Suite 104
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology; she sees patients in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her areas of clinical interest consist of eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Silkiss has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her practice is open to 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
5401 Norris Canyon; Suite 212
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Daane's specialty is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. These areas are among Dr. Daane's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Daane is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Daane trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Daane is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He 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. Lawrence David Dickinson, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
1320 El Capitan Drive; Suite 300
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Dickinson is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Dickinson is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dickinson include neurosurgery. Dr. Dickinson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dickinson honors. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Dickinson attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Dickinson has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Disc Replacement, Endoscopic Surgery, Spinal Instrumentation, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael David Ingegno, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
100 Park Place; Suite 150
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Michael Ingegno practices general surgery and vascular surgery in San Leandro, CA, Alameda, CA, and San Ramon, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ingegno include angioplasty, varicose veins, and vascular surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Ingegno attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ingegno (or staff) speaks Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Ingegno is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Angiogram, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Peripheral ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,225 - $1,638
  • Medicare Cost: $356 - $455
Dr. Ronnie Isaac Mimran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
Diablo, CA
 

Dr. Ronnie Mimran specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: neurosurgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, and spinal stenosis. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mimran is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Mimran graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. In addition to English, Dr. Mimran (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Leandro Hospital, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Neurosurgical Procedures, Spinal Stenosis, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Chih Hsin Charles Wen, MD
Specializes in Urology
1320 El Capitan Drive; #320
Danville, CA
 

Dr. Chih-Hsin Wen practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Wen speaks Mandarin. His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Wen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Nirav Kiritkumar Pandya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2303 Camino Ramon; Suite 175
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Pandya specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Pandya attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandya takes. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Kang, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
5201 Norris Canyon Road; #220
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Steven Kang is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Ramon, CA. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kang include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. The average patient rating for Dr. Kang is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kang accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Stroke, Afib ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,266 - $2,538
  • Medicare Cost: $471 - $895
Dr. Anurag Gupta, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5201 Norris Canyon Road; Suite 220
San Ramon, CA
 

Dr. Anurag Gupta, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA and San Ramon, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Gupta takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Gupta attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Gupta's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Gupta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. Dr. Gupta has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,266 - $2,538
  • Medicare Cost: $471 - $886

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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.