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We found 18 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA Indemnity near Oakland, CA.

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Griffin graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Griffin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen Theresa Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
3000 Colby Street; Suite 201
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti, who practices in Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In her practice, Dr. Consorti focuses on surgical procedures. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Consorti's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Consorti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger works as a general OB/GYN. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Honegger include women's health issues. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Honegger completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patient ratings for Dr. Honegger average 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Cynthia Erxin Zhang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Zhang's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Zhang's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Zhang completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Zhang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vineela Ravva Poddatoori, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Vineela Poddatoori's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Poddatoori's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Poddatoori performed her residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Poddatoori (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Foley include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Foley honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Richard Neil Rudd, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Rudd an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Rudd is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rudd trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Rudd speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Frances Jewell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Megan Jewell's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Dr. Jewell's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arzou Diane Ahsan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2915 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 200
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Dr. Ahsan obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Ahsan include women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahsan honors. Dr. Ahsan has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Ahsan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beth Ann Matlock, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2915 Telegraph Avenue
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Beth Matlock's medical specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Matlock obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Matlock takes. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Contraception, Hormone Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Leon Ross, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
350 - 30th Street; Suite 100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Ross, who practices in Oakland, CA and Orinda, CA, is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Ross's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ross takes. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his professional training, Dr. Ross completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Ross (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laser prostate surgery, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2999 Regent Street; Suite 301
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat sees patients in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Richmond, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Venkat's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Venkat speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kier Coursen Van Remoortere, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of expertise include women's health issues and family planning. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanremoortere takes. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Vanremoortere's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Vanremoortere has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Family Planning, Women's Health Issues, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terrence Hung-En Liu, MPH, MD
Specializes in Surgery
1411 E 31st Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Terrence Liu is a surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Liu studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Liu is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez is a specialist in surgery. He works in Modesto, CA and Berkeley, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Gonzalez attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Incisional Hernia, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,333
  • Medicare Cost: $657
Dr. Clare Elizabeth Rudolph, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Clare Rudolph specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Rudolph include women's health issues. Dr. Rudolph is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Rudolph's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Family Planning, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's ... (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.