Finding Providers
loading

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's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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. Dr. Griffin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

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 sees patients in Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. Dr. Consorti's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Consorti has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is accepting new patients.

Read more

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 sees patients in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Honegger attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Honegger has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She has an open panel.

Read more

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Zhang is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Zhang's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing her residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Zhang attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Zhang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Poddatoori's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests 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). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Poddatoori honors. Dr. Poddatoori has an open panel. She studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Poddatoori trained at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center for residency. Dr. Poddatoori (or staff) is conversant in Telugu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi.

Read more

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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Foley include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Foley attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Foley is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Foley's practice is open to new patients.

Read more

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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rudd focuses on women's health issues. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rudd is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

Read more

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. She has a special interest in women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Jewell is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She obtained her medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jewell is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to new patients.

Read more

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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Ahsan a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Ahsan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Ahsan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to new patients.

Read more

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

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

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

Dr. Beth Matlock works as a general gynecologist in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Matlock attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

Read more

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 is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Oakland, CA and Orinda, CA. Dr. Ross (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. In his practice, Dr. Ross focuses on urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for his residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Ross is accepting new patients.

Read more

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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venkat 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. Venkat is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Venkat's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

Read more

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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of clinical interest consist of women's health issues and family planning. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Vanremoortere has an open panel.

Read more

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's specialty is surgery. He is especially interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Liu accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Liu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

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's specialty is surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Gonzalez takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

Read more

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. Rodney Edmin Grolman, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Rodney Grolman's specialty is surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Grolman include surgical procedures. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After completing medical school at Ross University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Lipoma, Melanoma, ... (Read more)

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.