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We found 110 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Los Altos, 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 practices bariatric surgery. Dr. Feng is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Feng's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Feng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Feng is open to 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. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Oka include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Keio University and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He is conversant in Japanese. Dr. Oka's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to 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; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil's specialty is bariatric surgery. He speaks Arabic. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Khalil's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Khalil graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Harlem Hospital Center for residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. 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, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $790
  • Medicare Cost: $191
Dr. Teimour Amrah Nasirov, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
725 Welch Road; Suite 120 (heart Center)
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Teimour Nasirov is a general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery specialist. Dr. Nasirov speaks Russian. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Nasirov attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Nasirov is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Pericarditis, Lung Transplant, Weight Management, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prithvi Singh Legha, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Prithvi Legha practices bariatric surgery. Dr. Legha's clinical interests encompass gastric bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Oxford University Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Legha is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Legha is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $586
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Shrager is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shrager attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $767
  • Medicare Cost: $229
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Michael Fischbein is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fischbein studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 72
  • Uninsured Cost: $13,940 - $16,692
  • Medicare Cost: $977 - $1,172
Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
900 Welch Road; Suite 103
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology; she sees patients in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her areas of clinical interest consist of eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute, Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Silkiss has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Ellen Gardner, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mary Parman is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Parman include women's health issues. Dr. Parman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She studied medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Parman completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parman takes. Dr. Parman has an open panel.

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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
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutow honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutow studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed 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 is accepting new patients.

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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; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sung Chun practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chun include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Chun's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The average patient rating for Dr. Chun is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chun is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Epstein's practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Epstein is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Epstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Arnold B Aigen, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Aigen's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Aigen studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at George Washington University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include kidney stones. Dr. Aigen has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Aigen has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,195
  • Medicare Cost: $898
Dr. Melissa Huang Szu-Min Kong, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
East Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Melissa Kong's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); she sees patients in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kong include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Lynn Susan Gretkowski, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real; Medical Staff Department
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Gretkowski is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Mountain View, CA. Dr. Gretkowski studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She trained at Stanford University Medical Center for her residency. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Gretkowski average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gretkowski is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin L Eakin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Department of Sports Medicine
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Colin Eakin's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA. He has a special interest in musculoskeletal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Eakin a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Eakin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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

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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.