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We found 46 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 works as a bariatric surgeon. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Patient reviews placed Dr. Feng at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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, 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 specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. She graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tsau takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes 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 practices thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is conversant in Japanese. Dr. Oka's areas of expertise include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Keio University and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. Dr. Oka is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. Dr. Khalil is conversant in Arabic. He has a special interest in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. Patients rated Dr. Khalil highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Khalil has an open panel.

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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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Parman is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Her residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Dr. Parman's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He is especially interested in hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Gutow's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Gutow is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed his residency training 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 has an open panel.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Chun has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Chun has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chun honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Smith completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include heart problems and nuclear scan. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Melissa Kong specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Kong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Kong completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Eakin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eakin takes. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Eakin attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Eakin speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Warren King's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. King an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 131
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,298 - $4,540
  • Medicare Cost: $184 - $1,163
Dr. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein is an urologist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Epstein honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Epstein studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Epstein's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in San Jose, CA and Los Altos, CA. Dr. Aung's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Aung takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Magee Women's Hospital. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ta attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Ta (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Ta is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Facial Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Salivary Gland Problems, Facial Surgery, Neck Surgery, ... (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 in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Hong has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Hong trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. He 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 orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. He speaks Mandarin. His areas of expertise include sports health and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chen graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. 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

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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.