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We found 49 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Medicare Supplement near Orinda, CA.

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
744 52nd Street; Suite 4100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Phimosis, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Junaid Hameed Khan, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 500
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Junaid Khan is a chest surgeon in Oakland, CA. Dr. Khan has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Khan's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Khan attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Russell David Stanten, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 500
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Russell Stanten is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Stanten attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Stanten is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Ajay Kumar Upadhyay, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Upadhyay is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and surgical oncologist in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. He is especially interested in cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Upadhyay takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Upadhyay's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Research, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Andrew Broderick Villa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; 101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Broderick-Villa practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Oakland, CA and Hayward, CA. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Broderick-Villa is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Broderick-Villa (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,089
  • Medicare Cost: $410
Dr. Teresa Hyunsuk Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; #101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Teresa Kim's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Oakland, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include robotic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Kim graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then she performed her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Kim has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $377 - $1,188
  • Medicare Cost: $76 - $472
Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss has indicated that her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Silkiss takes. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, Skin Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christina Ruth Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Christina Allen's specialties are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Dr. Allen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Allen trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Allen's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, PCL Injury, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisabeth M Schleuning, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 Moraga Road; Suite 201
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Groginsky specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Groginsky include women's health issues. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Groginsky attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Groginsky speaks French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Groginsky welcomes 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. Douglas Howard-Luke Chin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 810
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chin is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chin's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chin (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. He also offers interpreting services for Cantonese and German-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Chin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mathias Alexander Masem, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 600
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Mathias Masem's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Masem accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Masem attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Masem has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks German. Dr. Masem is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Meinberg include musculoskeletal surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meinberg takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Meinberg attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fracture Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Sigurd Harald Berven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sigurd Berven practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Berven include scoliosis, extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), and kyphosis. Patient reviews placed Dr. Berven at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berven honors. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Berven has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Anthony Lee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
365 Hawthorne Avenue; #201
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lee's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Lee is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Lee (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,199 - $2,538
  • Medicare Cost: $528 - $950
Dr. Edward Diao, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Edward Diao sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Diao's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and wrist problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Diao (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Vietnamese, and Italian. He also offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, French, and Filipino. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Diao has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic cubital tunnel release, wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. Qingwei Robert Robert Wei Yan, MD
Specializes in Urology
3100 Telegraph Avenue; #3000
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Qingwei Yan's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. Dr. Yan's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Yan attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Robotic Surgery

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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.