We found 26 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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery in Larkspur, CA, Novato, CA, and Sonoma, CA. In her practice, Dr. Lee focuses on laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. Dr. Lee attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lee has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She speaks Mandarin. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Dr. Lee welcomes 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cardellini include minimally invasive surgery and women's health issues. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cardellini attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Cardellini has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cardellini is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Her practice 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. Tancredi F D Amore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
21 Tamal Vista Boulevard; Suite 103
Corte Madera, CA
 

Dr. Tancredi D'amore is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Corte Madera, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. D'amore (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. D'amore's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and dermabrasion. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. D'amore attended the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. D'amore has received the following distinctions: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Larkspur, CA. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Su honors. Dr. Su's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Columbia University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Active in spinal surgery research and device innovation and Director of Spine Surgery, Marin Spine and Bran Institute. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Su is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He is accepting 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. Sujatha D Pathi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Urogynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 255
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Sujatha Pathi specializes in obstetrics and urogynecology. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Pathi is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Pathi is rated highly by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. Her distinctions include: American Urogynecologic Society, best paper basic science; American Urogynecologic Society, Astellas / AUGS Foundation Research Award; and Foundation for Excellence in Women's Health Care, Excellence in Clinical Research. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Edward John Alfrey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
5 Bon Air Road; Suite 101
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Edward Alfrey works as a general surgeon and transplant surgeon in Larkspur, CA. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Alfrey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Alfrey graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His distinctions include: Excellence in Teaching Surgery Residents, Southern Illinois University and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine.

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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 practices plastic surgery in Larkspur, CA and Greenbrae, CA. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Goodman trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goodman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. 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 is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her 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. Patrick Mulvey Bennett, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 South Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Bennett, who practices in Greenbrae, CA and Novato, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bennett include urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. Dr. Bennett is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bennett graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for his residency. Dr. Bennett has received the following distinctions: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine and San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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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. Laura K Pak, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1100 S Eliseo Drive; Suite 2a
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Laura Pak is a vascular surgeon in Greenbrae, CA, Novato, CA, and Sonoma, CA. In her practice, Dr. Pak focuses on vascular surgery procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Pak attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors; [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine; and Super Doctor, San Francisco Chronicle. Dr. Pak welcomes new patients.

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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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18 Bon Air Road
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. John Keohane works as an orthopedist in Larkspur, CA. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Keohane attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. The average patient rating for Dr. Keohane is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Keohane takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors; Harbor General Hospital Award for Outstanding Performance in Surgery; and Physician for United States Ski Team 1981-current. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,973 - $4,080
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $502 - $626
Dr. Rhunjay James Yu, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1000 S Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. R. Yu's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Palo Alto, CA, Novato, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In his practice, Dr. Yu focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Yu is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Yu (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Yu has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Brian Demuth is a general OB/GYN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Demuth include minimally invasive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Demuth is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Demuth trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. He has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Demuth speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Neuwirth speaks French. His areas of expertise consist of urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Neuwirth honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and more. Dr. Neuwirth has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Kirsten Jennifer Voss, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. K. Voss is a general OB/GYN. In her practice, she is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Voss has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Voss graduated from Temple University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Her distinctions include: Marin General Hospital, Department of OB/GYN, Chairman and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Voss speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include 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, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Sabrina Ann Kidd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 Bon Air Road; Suite 101
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Sabrina Kidd's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Kidd accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Kidd's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Kyle Belek practices plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Belek is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Belek attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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