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

Dr. John Griffin's specialty is plastic surgery. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Griffin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Griffin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Eileen Consorti's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Consorti attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Consorti has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Jill Foley specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Foley include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Foley speaks Spanish. She 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.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Marilyn Honegger specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Honegger has a special interest in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Honegger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for her residency. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Honegger has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Megan Mihok is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Berkeley, CA, Orinda, CA, and Richmond, CA. She is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Mihok takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Mihok attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Mihok is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Cervical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arzou Ahsan is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Ahsan average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ahsan include women's health issues. Dr. Ahsan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ahsan attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently 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 Spanish and French. She is affiliated with 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, Depression, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vineela Poddatoori, who practices in San Jose, CA, Orinda, CA, and Berkeley, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Poddatoori honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Her education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Poddatoori (or staff) speaks Telugu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Poddatoori's professional 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: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Cindy Zhang's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zhang include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Zhang is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Pavithra Venkat works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Venkat is conversant in Spanish. 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). Dr. Venkat studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Venkat completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Rudd's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rudd include women's health issues. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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. Dr. Rudd is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Beth Matlock is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Dr. Matlock is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Matlock has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Elisabeth M Schleuning, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 301
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Schleuning's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Schleuning accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Schleuning graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is affiliated with 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: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Vaginal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Vanremoortere is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and essure. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She 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). Dr. Vanremoortere takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Contraception, Family Planning, Sterilization, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Phillip Ross is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ross include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Ross is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Ross (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. Dr. Ross has an open panel.

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

Dr. Rodney Grolman is a specialist in surgery. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore's residency program. His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Dr. Grolman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Grolman's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez is a surgeon in Modesto, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Gonzalez studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a special interest in surgical procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gonzalez is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Gonzalez is open to new patients.

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

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