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We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net ELECT POS for Large and Small Groups near Orinda, CA.

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

Dr. Eileen Consorti practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Consorti completed 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. Dr. Consorti's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Consorti has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Elisabeth Groginsky works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Groginsky's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Groginsky's residency was performed 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). Her practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. John Griffin specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. On average, patients gave Dr. Griffin a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His 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. Marilyn Masten Honegger, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Marilyn Honegger is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Honegger an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Honegger include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Honegger is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Honegger attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Berkeley, CA and Orinda, CA. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Dr. Zhang's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Zhang 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
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Vineela Poddatoori specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in San Jose, CA, Orinda, CA, and Berkeley, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Poddatoori is especially interested 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Poddatoori completed her residency training 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
12 Camino Encinas; Suite 15
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley sees patients in Orinda, CA and Berkeley, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Foley's areas of expertise 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). She graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Foley's patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Foley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is open to new patients.

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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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Rudd's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In his practice, Dr. Rudd focuses on women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Rudd is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). He has an open panel.

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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 general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Jewell is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jewell 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. Jewell accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has an open panel. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahsan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahsan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Ahsan (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Her professional affiliations include 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: , 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
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA
 

Dr. Beth Matlock's specialty is general gynecology. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Matlock's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Matlock 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: , 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' specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Oakland, CA and Orinda, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University, Dr. Ross attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Ross's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ross (or staff) speaks Hebrew, Spanish, and French. Dr. Ross is professionally affiliated with 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venkat include women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Venkat attended Yale School of Medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Venkat's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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 specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of expertise include 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). She graduated from 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). Dr. Vanremoortere accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in surgery. He has a special interest in surgical procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Liu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with 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 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gonzalez include surgical procedures. Dr. Gonzalez is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gonzalez accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gonzalez's office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He 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)

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  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,333
  • Medicare Cost: $657

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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.