We found 19 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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Sheridan focuses on heart transplant. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sheridan studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Sheridan is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jossart average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Jossart is professionally affiliated with 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, Heller Myotomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $6,172
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,731
Dr. Richard Hikaru Hongo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 110
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hongo specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Novato, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Hongo include heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Hongo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. He has received the following distinctions: San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. In addition to English, Dr. Hongo (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers language support for Spanish and Chinese-speaking patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Radiofrequency Ablation, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $2,628 - $4,571
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559 - $975
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. He is especially interested in 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's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Weber is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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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. Assad Abidon Hassoun, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Assad Hassoun is a surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery specialist. Dr. Hassoun is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, liver cancer, and kidney cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Mosul College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hassoun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Persian. He 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 liver resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical ... (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's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Davis, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Chow's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Chow is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sean Wang is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Wang attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Wang welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Surfer's Ear, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Francoz is an adult cardiology specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and pacemaker. Dr. Francoz is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish-speaking patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,628
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $574
Dr. Alexandra Lee Haessler, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3838 California Street; Suite 316
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Haessler's specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Haessler studied medicine at Dartmouth Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Haessler completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Her clinical interests encompass pelvic reconstructive surgery, urinary incontinence, and urogynecological problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Haessler a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haessler accepts. She has received the following distinction: the University of California, San Francisco, Teaching Award. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Haessler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Corwin Detch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Detch's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Detch is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Detch is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Detch's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Lejla Delic is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. She works in San Francisco, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delic include gynecologic cancer. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Delic is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Delic attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Delic completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She speaks Croatian.

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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)

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

Dr. Andrew Brill specializes in general gynecology and practices in San Francisco, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Brill is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Brill takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Brill has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems

Dr. Sharon Kathleen Knight, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
2356 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sharon Knight's specialty is urogynecology. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Knight graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Knight is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $4,037
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $730
Dr. William I Bry, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Bry practices transplant surgery. He has a special interest in kidney transplant. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Bry is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bry is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Nephrectomy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $677
Dr. Robert W Osorio, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Osorio is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery and liver transplant. Dr. Osorio accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Osorio is conversant in Spanish. His 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 liver resection, 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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. Dr. Mahanty takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He 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 liver resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

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