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We found 20 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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His clinical interests encompass heart transplant. Dr. Sheridan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheridan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Jossart is especially interested in laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Jossart graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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

  • 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 practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hongo (or staff) is conversant in Japanese. He also offers language support for Spanish and Chinese-speaking patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. After completing medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hongo is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hongo has received include San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a cancer surgeon and transplant surgeon. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hassoun include cancer surgery, liver cancer, and kidney cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of Mosul College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hassoun completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hassoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Persian. 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 liver resection, 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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He has a special interest in neurosurgery, seizures, and spine problems. Dr. Weber accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Weber's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. 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. 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). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang accepts. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Wang attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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 graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In his practice, Dr. Francoz focuses on heart problems and pacemaker. Dr. Francoz is in-network 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. Dr. Francoz offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Francoz 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. Albert W Chow, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 368c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Albert Chow specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in San Francisco, CA and Davis, CA. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Chow's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Davis Hospital. 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). Dr. Chow's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chow's 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Osorio attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery and liver transplant. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Osorio accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Osorio speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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 liver resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Sharon Knight, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Dr. Knight's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Knight completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,037
  • Medicare Cost: $730
Dr. William I Bry, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Bry's medical specialty is transplant surgery. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Bry is especially interested in kidney transplant. He is in-network for 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. Dr. Bry's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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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 an orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Detch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Detch at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Detch takes. He 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. Garrett M Hisatake, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Garret Hisatake is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. His clinical interests include cancer surgery and liver transplant. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hisatake takes. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hisatake trained at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Hisatake's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alexandra Haessler's area of specialization is urogynecology. After completing medical school at Dartmouth Medical School, Dr. Haessler performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is especially interested in urodynamic testing, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and urinary incontinence. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She has received the distinction of the University of California, San Francisco, Teaching Award. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Haessler is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Andrew Brill is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Brill attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brill include minimally invasive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Brill has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brill is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems

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 oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery specialist. Dr. Mahanty's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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). His practice 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,778
  • Medicare Cost: $1,386

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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.