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We found 43 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare PPO near East Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. John Feng practices bariatric surgery. Dr. Feng is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Feng's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Feng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Feng is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Oka include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Keio University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is conversant in Japanese. Dr. Oka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Beemen N Khalil, MS, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil's specialty is bariatric surgery. He speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Khalil's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Khalil graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $790
  • Medicare Cost: $191
Dr. Mary Ellen Gardner, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mary Parman is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parman include women's health issues. Dr. Parman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Parman completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parman takes. Dr. Parman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Philip Gutow, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutow honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutow studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Sung H Chun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sung Chun practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chun include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Chun's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The average patient rating for Dr. Chun is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chun is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,082
  • Medicare Cost: $548
Dr. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Epstein's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Epstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Epstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); she sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kong include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Non-Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $573
Dr. Colin L Eakin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Colin Eakin's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Eakin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Eakin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 165
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,574 - $4,462
  • Medicare Cost: $193 - $1,223
Dr. Joseph Quoc Ta, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Ta is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Ta attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, MountainView Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Ta has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Facial Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Salivary Gland Problems, Facial Surgery, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren D King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Warren King, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. King include musculoskeletal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. King completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. King's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, robotic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 131
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,298 - $4,540
  • Medicare Cost: $184 - $1,163
Dr. Diana Aung, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Diana Aung's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aung has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Aung's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Magee Women's Hospital. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Shinghal is 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Shinghal's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Shinghal attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shinghal is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong's specialty is plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Hong is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Hong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank S Chen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is especially interested in sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Chen studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is conversant in Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 123
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,222 - $4,342
  • Medicare Cost: $171 - $1,157
Dr. Andrew Haskell, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Haskell specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is especially interested in limb preservation, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Haskell is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Haskell takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pain, ... (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.