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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 works in Larkspur, CA, Novato, CA, and Sonoma, CA. Dr. Lee graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Lee speaks Mandarin. She 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 weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Achalasia, Thyroid Surgery, Lymphadenectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hiatal Hernia, ... (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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and women's health issues. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cardellini honors. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. In addition to English, Dr. Cardellini speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, HPV, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Strunk is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Strunk's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Strunk has received professional recognition including the following: 'Best cardiologists' in San Francisco magazine; Best Doctors in America; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is open to 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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Larkspur, CA. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Su 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. He is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Su is accepting new patients.

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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 is a medical specialist in obstetrics and urogynecology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In her practice, Dr. Pathi focuses on minimally invasive surgery. Patients rated Dr. Pathi highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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. Dr. Pathi is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Pathi 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 is a general surgery and transplant surgery specialist. Dr. Alfrey graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. In his practice, Dr. Alfrey focuses on robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alfrey honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Alfrey include: Excellence in Teaching Surgery Residents, Southern Illinois University and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Alfrey is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. 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 specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Corte Madera, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. D'amore (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Italian. 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). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. D'amore attended medical school at the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine. Dr. D'amore is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. D'amore has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Patrick Mulvey Bennett, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 South Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Bennett is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bennett include urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. Dr. Bennett's professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bennett at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bennett honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine and San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's medical specialty is vascular surgery. She has a special interest in vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Pak's hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Pak is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco, Dr. Keohane attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Keohane is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,973 - $4,080
  • Medicare Cost: $502 - $626
Dr. Robert H Byers, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Bon Air Road; #120
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Robert Byers is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Byers is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Byers attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors; Ordronaux Award, Highest Scholastic Standing from Medical School; and Top Physicians, San Francisco Chronicle.

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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's medical specialty is urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Yu include robotic surgery. Dr. Yu takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Yu 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Demuth's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Demuth accepts. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Demuth has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital. He is accepting 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Neuwirth average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Neuwirth attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Neuwirth has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is conversant in French. Dr. Neuwirth's professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,345
  • Medicare Cost: $895
Dr. Kirsten Jennifer Voss, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. K. Voss' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Voss's practice, she is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Voss attended Temple University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Marin General Hospital, Department of OB/GYN, Chairman and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Voss speaks Spanish. Dr. Voss is affiliated with Marin General Hospital and Novato Community Hospital. She 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

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

Dr. Sabrina Kidd's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In her practice, Dr. Kidd focuses on laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Kidd accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU). She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She is affiliated with Marin General Hospital. Dr. Kidd has an open panel.

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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.