We found 80 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept PacifiCare POS near Los Altos, CA.

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

Dr. Pei Tsau is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Tsau's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsau honors. She is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Tsau trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tsau is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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 medical specialty is bariatric surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Feng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Feng attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA, is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. Dr. Khalil's clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Khalil speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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). He practices in Palo Alto, CA, Burlingame, CA, and San Carlos, CA. Dr. Oka attended Keio University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. His clinical interests include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, Dr. Oka speaks Japanese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Graves Disease, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eye Trauma, Eyelid ... (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 is a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Gutow is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Gutow accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gayle include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Gayle 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. Gayle takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Howard University Hospital, Dr. Gayle attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Chun include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chun honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Chun's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chun has an open panel.

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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. 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Eakin attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Eakin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). In Dr. Butler's practice, he is particularly interested in hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Butler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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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 medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Maser an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maser attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Maser trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Maser is professionally 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)

Dr. Warren D King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Warren King specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. King average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. King honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. King speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. King's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, robotic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 131
  • Charge (avg.): $1,298 - $4,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $184 - $1,163
Dr. Diana Aung, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Diana Aung is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aung include women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aung accepts. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Magee Women's Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Aung speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kier J Ecklund, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Kier Ecklund's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Ecklund is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ecklund welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, PCL Reconstruction, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arnold Aigen, who practices in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in kidney stones. Dr. Aigen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Aigen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aigen's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,195
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $898
Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. Dr. Hong's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Patients gave Dr. Hong an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice 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)

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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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