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We found 73 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net Seniority Plus Green near Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. John Feng works as a bariatric surgeon in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Fremont, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Feng performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Feng is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Feng is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beemen N Khalil, MS, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil is a bariatric surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Khalil average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Khalil's medical residency was performed at Harlem Hospital Center. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $790
  • Medicare Cost: $191
Dr. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka is a specialist in thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Palo Alto, CA, Burlingame, CA, and San Carlos, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University, Dr. Oka attended medical school at Keio University. Dr. Oka is conversant in Japanese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Prithvi Singh Legha, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Prithvi Legha's specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Legha has a special interest in gastric bypass surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended Oxford University Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for residency. Dr. Legha's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $586
Dr. Mary Ellen Gardner, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Mary Parman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Palo Alto, CA. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Parman is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her education and training includes medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Parman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Parman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Philip Gutow, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He has a special interest in hand surgery procedures, sports health, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Gutow is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gutow is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Soft Tissue ... (Read more)

Dr. Arnold B Aigen, MD
Specializes in Urology
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Aigen works as an urologist in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Cupertino, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in kidney stones. Dr. Aigen honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aigen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,195
  • Medicare Cost: $898
Dr. Lynn Susan Gretkowski, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
701 E El Camino Real; Medical Staff Department
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Lynn Gretkowski's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Gretkowski focuses on women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Before completing her residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Gretkowski attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Hysterectomy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Endometrial Ablation, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin L Eakin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Department of Sports Medicine
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Colin Eakin works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Eakin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Eakin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Eakin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 165
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,574 - $4,462
  • Medicare Cost: $193 - $1,223
Dr. Sung H Chun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
795 El Camino Real; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sung Chun is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Palo Alto, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chun include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Korean. Dr. Chun is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,082
  • Medicare Cost: $548
Dr. Joseph Quoc Ta, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Ta's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ta (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, MountainView Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Facial Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, Salivary Gland Problems, Facial Surgery, Neck Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaret Michael Butler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Burlingame, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Butler has a special interest in hand surgery procedures and musculoskeletal surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Butler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Butler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,858
  • Medicare Cost: $626
Dr. Warren D King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real; Clark Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Warren King practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. King's clinical interests encompass musculoskeletal surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. King speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Eden Medical Center, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, robotic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 131
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,298 - $4,540
  • Medicare Cost: $184 - $1,163
Dr. Andrew Bruce Epstein, MD
Specializes in Urology
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Epstein, who practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Epstein's areas of expertise include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Epstein honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Epstein's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery, laparoscopic nephrectomy

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

Dr. Ming Teh Dwight D Chen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 102
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Chen has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Chen's patients. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Chen accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment. Dr. Chen attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete Dr. Chen's residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,955 - $4,950
  • Medicare Cost: $598 - $1,495
Dr. Diana Aung, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
370 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Diana Aung is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aung's areas of expertise include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Magee Women's Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Aung average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (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.