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We found 18 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Great-West Healthcare near Orinda, CA.

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

Dr. Eileen Consorti is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Her 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. Patients gave Dr. Consorti an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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 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. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Griffin attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Griffin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Griffin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting 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. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Patients rated Dr. Honegger highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise 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). She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Honegger's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Honegger has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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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
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Zhang's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Zhang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. She studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Zhang's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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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
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Vineela Poddatoori is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Poddatoori (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu, Medical Spanish, and Hindi. In Dr. Poddatoori's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Her professional 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 Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center. Dr. Poddatoori has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Poddatoori 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. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas; Suite 15
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Foley is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Foley's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. She is professionally 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Foley's office for an appointment. 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. In addition to English, she speaks 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
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Richard Rudd works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Rudd a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Rudd performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He welcomes new patients.

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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
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Megan Jewell is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Berkeley, CA, Orinda, CA, and Richmond, CA. Dr. Jewell is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Jewell include women's health issues. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Jewell is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include 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), 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
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Arzou Ahsan specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Ahsan is professionally affiliated with 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. Ahsan attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahsan has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. 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. Beth Ann Matlock, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Beth Matlock is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. Dr. Matlock accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Matlock 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
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Phillip Ross is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Oakland, CA and Orinda, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. For his residency, Dr. Ross trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Clinical interests for Dr. Ross include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Ross (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ross's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He is accepting 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's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Venkat attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Venkat is especially interested in women's health issues. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat 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. Kier Coursen Van Remoortere, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere is a general OB/GYN in San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, and Orinda, CA. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of expertise include women's health issues and family planning. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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. Vanremoortere honors. Dr. Vanremoortere is accepting new patients.

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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
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Terrence Liu works as a surgeon in Oakland, CA and Berkeley, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Liu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Liu's clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 medical specialist in surgery. His clinical interests encompass surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Gonzalez honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gonzalez trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish.

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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
12 Camino Encinas; 2nd Floor
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Clare Rudolph is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in South Lake Tahoe, CA, Richmond, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Rudolph has a special interest in women's health issues. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Rudolph welcomes 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.