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We found 29 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 specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery. She graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. She has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lee 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: , 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

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $962 - $1,521
  • Medicare Cost: $432 - $705
Dr. Alexis April Cardellini, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Alexis Cardellini is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cardellini include minimally invasive surgery and women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Cardellini trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cardellini 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: , 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's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. D'amore's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. D'amore's distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. D'amore (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Lippman Strunk, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Bon Air Road; #100
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Brian Strunk's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Larkspur, CA and Novato, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Strunk performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He has received professional recognition including the following: 'Best cardiologists' in San Francisco magazine; Best Doctors in America; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Strunk's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,118
  • Medicare Cost: $524
Dr. Brian Wei-En Su, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Bon Air Road; Suite 120
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Brian Su practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Larkspur, CA. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Su graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Columbia University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Su has received distinctions including Active in spinal surgery research and device innovation and Director of Spine Surgery, Marin Spine and Bran Institute. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,046
  • Medicare Cost: $521
Dr. Sujatha D Pathi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Urogynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 255
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Sujatha Pathi practices obstetrics and urogynecology in Greenbrae, CA and Novato, CA. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. Patients rated Dr. Pathi highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Pathi attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Pathi has received professional recognition including the following: 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 affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Her practice is open to 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 specializes in general surgery and transplant surgery and practices in Larkspur, CA. Dr. Alfrey studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Alfrey has received distinctions including Excellence in Teaching Surgery Residents, Southern Illinois University and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $690
Dr. Patrick Mulvey Bennett, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 South Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Bennett is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks French. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. Dr. Bennett is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Bennett attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Bennett's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine and San Francisco Super Doctors. His 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,345
  • Medicare Cost: $895
Dr. Laura K Pak, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1100 S Eliseo Drive; Suite 2a
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Laura Pak works as a vascular surgeon. In her practice, she is particularly interested in vascular surgery procedures. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Pak attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her distinctions include: 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. Dr. Pak's practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,684
  • Medicare Cost: $1,270
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18 Bon Air Road
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. John Keohane is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Larkspur, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Keohane is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and a graduate of St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco's residency program. Dr. Keohane has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors; Harbor General Hospital Award for Outstanding Performance in Surgery; and Physician for United States Ski Team 1981-current. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,973 - $4,080
  • Medicare Cost: $502 - $626
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. Patient ratings for Dr. Voss average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Voss's clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Voss's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Her distinctions include: Marin General Hospital, Department of OB/GYN, Chairman and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Voss speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Robert H Byers, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Bon Air Road; #120
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Robert Byers is a Larkspur, CA physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Byers has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors; Ordronaux Award, Highest Scholastic Standing from Medical School; and Top Physicians, San Francisco Chronicle. Dr. Byers is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,705
  • Medicare Cost: $509
Dr. Rhunjay James Yu, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1000 S Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. R. Yu works as an urologist and surgical oncologist in Palo Alto, CA, Novato, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yu 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 languages: Mandarin and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital 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. Brian E Demuth, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Brian Demuth sees patients in Greenbrae, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Demuth's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Demuth focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Demuth is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. He has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Demuth speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Greenbrae, CA, Novato, CA, and Sonoma, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Neuwirth average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neuwirth include urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. Dr. Neuwirth is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. Dr. Neuwirth takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Neuwirth speaks French.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,345
  • Medicare Cost: $895
Dr. Sabrina Ann Kidd, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
5 Bon Air Road; Suite 101
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Sabrina Kidd sees patients in Larkspur, CA and Sonoma, CA. Her medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In her practice, Dr. Kidd focuses on laparoscopic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kidd's practice is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Kidd attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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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.