We found 24 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Western Health Advantage HMO near Greenbrae, CA.

Dr. Crystine Mengchao Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
5 Bon Air Road; Suite 101
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Crystine Lee is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and trauma surgeon in Larkspur, CA, Novato, CA, and Sonoma, CA. Dr. Lee graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In her practice, Dr. Lee focuses on laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Lee is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Achalasia, Thyroid Surgery, Lymphadenectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $962 - $1,521
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $432 - $705
Dr. Alexis April Cardellini, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Alexis Cardellini's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery and women's health issues. Dr. Cardellini's professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Cardellini attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Cardellini is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

Dr. Rhunjay James Yu, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1000 S Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Rhunjay Yu's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Yu honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital, Adventist Health System, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Tancredi F D Amore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
21 Tamal Vista Boulevard; Suite 103
Corte Madera, CA
 

Dr. Tancredi D'amore practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. D'amore include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. D'amore attended the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. His distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. D'amore (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Wei-En Su, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Bon Air Road; Suite 120
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Brian Su's medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Su has received include Active in spinal surgery research and device innovation and Director of Spine Surgery, Marin Spine and Bran Institute. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Su is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,046
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521
Dr. Patrick Mulvey Bennett, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 South Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Bennett sees patients in Greenbrae, CA and Novato, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Bennett average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. Dr. Bennett honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bennett is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bennett trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine and San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Dr. Bennett's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Laser Lithotripsy, Radical Nephrectomy, Ureteroscopy, Varicocele, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Oechsel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18 Bon Air
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Michael Oechsel specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Larkspur, CA. Dr. Oechsel is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Oechsel has received include San Francisco Super Doctors; [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine; and Top Physicians, San Francisco Chronicle. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $1,959 - $1,973
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $287 - $706
Dr. Edward John Alfrey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
5 Bon Air Road; Suite 101
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Edward Alfrey is a physician who specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alfrey include robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. Dr. Alfrey is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alfrey trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His distinctions include: Excellence in Teaching Surgery Residents, Southern Illinois University and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Cynthia Hom M. Goodman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1240 So. Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Goodman works as a plastic surgeon in Larkspur, CA and Greenbrae, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goodman honors. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Junior Award; Plastic Surgery Research Council, Best Student Presentation; and the University of California, Berkeley Most Outstanding pre-medical Alumni Scholar. Dr. Goodman's professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Goodman's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian E Demuth, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Brian Demuth is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Demuth speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Demuth is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Harry Neuwirth, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 S. Eliseo Drive; Suite #201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Harry Neuwirth specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in French. Dr. Neuwirth's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Neuwirth's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Neuwirth is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, robotic surgery, laparoscopic nephrectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Prosthetics, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laser Lithotripsy, Laparoscopic Partial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $2,345
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $895
Dr. Laura K Pak, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1100 S Eliseo Drive; Suite 2a
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Laura Pak's area of specialization is vascular surgery. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In her practice, Dr. Pak focuses on vascular surgery procedures. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Pak has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors; [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine; and Super Doctor, San Francisco Chronicle. Her professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Limb Preservation, Peripheral Vascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $2,684
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,270
Dr. Kirsten Jennifer Voss, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. K. Voss is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Greenbrae, CA and Novato, CA. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Voss completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Voss accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Marin General Hospital, Department of OB/GYN, Chairman and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Voss speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Asher Belek, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
655 Redwood Highway; Suite 100
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Belek's specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Belek include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Belek attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Sujoya Dey, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2 Bon Air Road; Suite 100
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Sujoya Dey's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She practices in Larkspur, CA and Novato, CA. Dr. Dey (or staff) speaks Bengali and Hindi. She has indicated that her clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. She is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Sutter Health. Before performing her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Dey attended Stanford University School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dey's distinctions include: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine, 2014 News and Cardiac Ablation: Low Risk, Non-Surgical Treatment for Heart Rhythm Problems. She is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $1,118 - $1,928
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $460 - $931
Dr. David B Galland, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
100 A Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. David Galland is a general gynecologist. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Galland honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Galland has received include San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Galland (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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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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