We found 44 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's area of specialization is bariatric surgery. Dr. Feng's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Feng's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Feng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tsau obtained her medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed her residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsau's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tomomi Oka is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is especially interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Oka is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Keio University for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, Dr. Oka speaks Japanese.

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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 works as a bariatric surgeon. Dr. Khalil attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Khalil include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Khalil speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $790
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $191
Dr. Mary Ellen Gardner, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mary Parman's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Parman is rated highly by her patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parman include women's health issues. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parman accepts. She studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Parman trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for her residency. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Gutow's medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Gutow highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to 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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Chun is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Chun include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Chun's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,082
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548
Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith specializes in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Smith is especially interested in heart problems and nuclear scan. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Roy Hong is a plastic surgery specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Hong's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, ... (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 works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. In Dr. Kong's practice, she is particularly interested in 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 attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kong honors. She is open to 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)

Dr. Colin L Eakin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Colin Eakin is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Eakin is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Eakin's 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). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eakin welcomes new patients.

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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, PCL ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 165
  • Charge (avg.): $1,574 - $4,462
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,223
Dr. Benjamin M Maser, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Maser is a specialist in plastic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maser include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Maser is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Maser's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Warren King's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. King attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 131
  • Charge (avg.): $1,298 - $4,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $184 - $1,163
Dr. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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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. Diana Aung, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Diana Aung specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Aung is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Aung graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She trained at Magee Women's Hospital for her residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Aung is open to new patients.

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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. Joseph Quoc Ta, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Ta is an otolaryngologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ta's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Ta's residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

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