We found 101 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Los Altos, CA.

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 109
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsau attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. John Feng's specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Feng is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Feng performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient ratings for Dr. Feng average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feng welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (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 specializes in bariatric surgery. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Khalil is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khalil is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Khalil is conversant in Arabic. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khalil's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $790
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $191
Dr. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka's specialties are thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Oka attended medical school at Keio University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Brown University for his residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Oka is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, he speaks Japanese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oka has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Teimour A 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 specialist in general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nasirov include heart surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota for residency. Dr. Nasirov has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in Russian. His professional affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Nasirov's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Pericarditis, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Transplant, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Shrager sees patients in Stanford, CA. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Shrager speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $767
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $229
Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
900 Welch Road; Suite 103
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. The average patient rating for Dr. Silkiss is 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Silkiss has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Graves Disease, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, ... (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 in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Gutow's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gutow include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gutow has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Earl Gayle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Richard Gayle specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Gayle's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Howard University Hospital. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gayle is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave Dr. Chun a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Chun speaks Korean. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,082
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548
Dr. Andrew B Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Epstein include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Epstein takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Epstein's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith, who practices in East Palo Alto, CA, Redwood City, CA, and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith has a special interest in heart problems and nuclear scan. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's training includes a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Hong attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. Patient ratings for Dr. Hong average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Hong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, ... (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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Eakin's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Eakin focuses on orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Eakin is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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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, PCL ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 165
  • Charge (avg.): $1,574 - $4,462
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,223
Dr. Jaret Michael Butler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butler takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Butler speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,858
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $626
Dr. Benjamin M Maser, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Maser is a plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. Dr. Maser obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maser accepts. Dr. Maser speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable ... (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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