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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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. In Dr. Sheridan's practice, he is particularly interested in heart transplant. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Sheridan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Jossart 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. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 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. Richard Hikaru Hongo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 110
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hongo is a cardiac electrophysiologist in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Novato, CA. Patients rated Dr. Hongo highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hongo include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hongo attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland for residency. He has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. Dr. Hongo (or staff) is conversant in Japanese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish and Chinese.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,628 - $4,571
  • Medicare Cost: $559 - $975
Dr. Assad Abidon Hassoun, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Assad Hassoun practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Hassoun (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Hassoun include cancer surgery, liver cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Hassoun is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Mosul College of Medicine and performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hassoun is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hassoun honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

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 practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in San Francisco, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Weber 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Weber attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Weber welcomes 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. Sean Xun Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sean Wang's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending 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. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and pacemaker. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Francoz takes. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Francoz offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He is accepting 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. Albert W Chow, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 368c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Albert Chow, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Davis, CA, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Chow's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chow takes. Dr. Chow attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Davis Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Osorio's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery and liver transplant. Dr. Osorio is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Osorio speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is accepting 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. William I Bry, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Bry is a specialist in transplant surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Bry 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). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Bry's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Bry has received the following distinction: 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 is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Detch is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Detch is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Garret Hisatake works as a cancer surgeon and transplant surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Hisatake include cancer surgery and liver transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hisatake is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Hisatake has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hisatake completed a residency program at Strong Memorial Hospital.

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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. Alexandra Lee Haessler, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3838 California Street; Suite 316
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Haessler practices urogynecology in San Francisco, CA. She is especially interested in urodynamic testing, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and urinary incontinence. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haessler honors. She attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the following distinction: the University of California, San Francisco, Teaching Award. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Haessler's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Haessler has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Andrew Brill's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Brill's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Brill has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Brill is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Gynecological Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Harish Mahanty is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. Dr. Mahanty attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has a special interest in cancer surgery, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His professional affiliations include 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

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

Dr. Pavithra Venkat's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Venkat 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. Venkat is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Venkat's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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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)

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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.