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We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Managed Choice POS near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Brett Courtney Sheridan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brett Sheridan is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. He has a special interest in heart transplant. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sheridan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Dr. Sheridan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg H Jossart, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Jossart works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jossart include laparoscopic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jossart accepts. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Jossart's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,172
  • Medicare Cost: $1,731
Dr. Assad Abidon Hassoun, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Assad Hassoun is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Hassoun include cancer surgery, liver cancer, and kidney cancer. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Mosul College of Medicine and residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hassoun (or staff) speaks Arabic and Persian. Dr. Hassoun is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Broun Weber, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 115
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Peter Weber is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise include neurosurgery, seizures, and spine problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Weber is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Weber completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Weber has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Cervical Spine Problems, Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Minimally Invasive Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Xun Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sean Wang's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert W Chow, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 368c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Albert Chow works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in San Francisco, CA and Davis, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Chow include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Chow is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Davis Hospital. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Chow is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Francoz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 516
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Francoz is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in San Francisco, CA. He offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish-speaking patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Francoz include heart problems and pacemaker. Dr. Francoz is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Francoz obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Francoz accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,628
  • Medicare Cost: $574
Dr. William I Bry, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Bry specializes in transplant surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Bry's clinical interests encompass kidney transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Bry welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Nephrectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $677
Dr. Robert Corwin Detch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Detch sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Detch has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Detch is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Detch is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert W Osorio, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Osorio is a surgical oncologist and transplant surgeon. Dr. Osorio's clinical interests include cancer surgery and liver transplant. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Osorio attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Osorio is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Liver Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Nephrectomy, Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Ian Brill, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3700 California Street; Ground Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Brill, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Brill is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Brill focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Brill studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Brill has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Gynecological Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Garrett M Hisatake, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Garret Hisatake, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. Dr. Hisatake's areas of clinical interest consist of cancer surgery and liver transplant. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine and a graduate of Strong Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Hisatake is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Liver Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Nephrectomy, Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

Dr. Harish Diwakar Mahanty, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Harish Mahanty is a surgical oncologist and transplant surgeon. His clinical interests encompass cancer surgery, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Mahanty accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Mahanty attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,778
  • Medicare Cost: $1,386
Dr. Alexandra Lee Haessler, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3838 California Street; Suite 316
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Haessler's area of specialization is urogynecology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. In Dr. Haessler's practice, she is particularly interested in urodynamic testing, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and urinary incontinence. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Haessler attended Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Haessler honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She has received the following distinction: the University of California, San Francisco, Teaching Award. Dr. Haessler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urodynamic Testing, Interstitial Cystitis, Physical Therapy Treatment, Urogynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pavithra Venkat, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Potrero Avenue; #6d
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Pavithra Venkat sees patients in Berkeley, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Richmond, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Venkat's areas of expertise include women's health issues. She takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Venkat speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic 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: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

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

Dr. Lejla Delic, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3838 California Street; Suite 410
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lejla Delic, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. She is conversant in Croatian. Dr. Delic's areas of expertise include gynecologic cancer. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Delic attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Delic trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Delic's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vulvar Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, HPV, Gynecologic Surgery, Cervical Cancer, Uterine ... (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.