We found 44 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare PPO near East Palo Alto, CA.

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

Dr. Pei Tsau is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Tsau's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsau honors. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tsau trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tsau is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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

Dr. John Feng's medical specialty is bariatric surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Feng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Feng 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) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Beemen Khalil, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA, is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Khalil's clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khalil speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with 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. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka's specialties are thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Palo Alto, CA, Burlingame, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Oka attended Keio University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His clinical interests include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Oka speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Minimally Invasive ... (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 hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Gutow is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gutow accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chun include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chun honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he 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 hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chun 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. Colin L Eakin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Colin Eakin specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Eakin attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Eakin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to 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 medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Maser an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maser attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Maser trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Maser is professionally affiliated with 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: , 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. King average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. King's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Diana Aung is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aung include women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aung accepts. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Magee Women's Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Aung speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. Dr. Hong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patients gave Dr. Hong an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Frank Chen is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Chen is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. In his practice, he is particularly interested in sports health and orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chen's practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Andrew Haskell is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Haskell's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Haskell include knee problems, foot problems, and limb preservation. Dr. Haskell is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haskell honors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Haskell is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He has an open panel.

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

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

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

Dr. Rajesh Shinghal is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Shinghal has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shinghal include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shinghal honors. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Shinghal attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Shinghal's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shinghal's practice is open to 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. Keith L Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Keith Lee is a pediatric urologist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Lee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Lee attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is conversant in Mandarin and Cantonese. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laser prostate surgery, robotic pyeloplasty, 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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Kong's areas of expertise consist of 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has an open panel. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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