We found 13 providers matching laparoscopic surgery and who accept Aetna Traditional Choice near Orinda, CA.

Dr. Vineela Ravva Poddatoori, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Vineela Poddatoori sees patients in San Jose, CA, Orinda, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Poddatoori include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Poddatoori studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Poddatoori (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Honegger include women's health issues. Dr. Honegger is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas; Suite 15
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Foley speaks Spanish. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Foley graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 works as a general OB/GYN in Berkeley, CA and Richmond, CA. Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, Dr. Rudd attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Rudd has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Rudd is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Rudd is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Arzou Diane Ahsan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan works as a general OB/GYN. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Ahsan 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 an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has an open panel. Dr. Ahsan attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Ahsan has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French.

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

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

Dr. Elisabeth M Schleuning, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Schleuning specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA, and Lafayette, CA. Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Schleuning attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Schleuning has a special interest in women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Schleuning speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Megan Frances Jewell, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Megan Jewell specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Berkeley, CA, Orinda, CA, and Richmond, CA. She is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Jewell trained at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center for residency. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell speaks Spanish. Dr. Jewell is professionally 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), laparoscopic myomectomy

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

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

Dr. Pavithra Venkat specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Venkat speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Venkat attended Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Venkat takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Eileen T Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti's area of specialization is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Consorti has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Consorti honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Consorti's medical residency was performed 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.

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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. Phillip Leon Ross, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Ross specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Oakland, CA and Orinda, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Ross is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Ross attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ross (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

Dr. Terrence Hung-En Liu, MPH, MD
Specializes in Surgery
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Terrence Liu is a surgeon in Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. His areas of expertise include surgical procedures. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Liu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Liu is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Rodney Grolman practices surgery in Berkeley, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Grolman is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore's residency program. Dr. Grolman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 practices surgery in Modesto, CA and Berkeley, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez include surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gonzalez's office for an appointment. He 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 speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

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

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  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,333
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $657

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What is Laparoscopic Surgery?

Laparoscopic surgery is a kind of minimally invasive surgery using a thin, narrow tube called a laparoscope. Usually performed on the abdomen or the pelvic region, the surgeon makes a few very small incisions instead of one large one.

During the procedure, the surgeon inserts the laparoscope, which contains a light and camera that allows the surgeon to see what is happening inside the body. Then tiny tools are placed through the small openings and used to perform the surgery.

The most common laparoscopic surgery is gallbladder removal, but laparoscopic surgery may also be used for the removal of a kidney or appendix, to treat certain cysts and tumors, for bariatric surgery, for some GERD treatments, or for hernia repairs, among others.

Because laparoscopic surgery only uses a few tiny incisions, the scars are minimal and recovery is easier than with open surgery.
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