We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Managed Choice POS near San Francisco, CA.

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

Dr. Gregg Jossart's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. Dr. Jossart is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Jossart accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. 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.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastric Electrical Stimulation, Gastroparesis, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Heller Myotomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $6,172
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,731
Dr. Brett Courtney Sheridan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brett Sheridan is a cardiac surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant. Dr. Sheridan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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

Dr. Sean Wang, who practices in San Francisco, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. 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. His hospital/clinic 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: Surfer's Ear, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard H Hongo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 110
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hongo is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hongo include heart problems. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his 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. Dr. Hongo (or staff) is conversant in Japanese. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish and Chinese-speaking patients. Dr. Hongo 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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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 B Weber, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 115
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Peter Weber is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. In his practice, Dr. Weber focuses on neurosurgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Weber takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Weber's residency was performed 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, Spinal Stenosis, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alexandra Haessler is an urogynecology specialist in San Francisco, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haessler's areas of expertise include the following: urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test), urinary incontinence, and urogynecological problems. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Haessler is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Dartmouth Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Haessler trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Haessler has received professional recognition including the following: the University of California, San Francisco, Teaching Award. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Neurostimulation, Interstitial Cystitis, Physical Therapy Treatment, Urogynecological Problems, ... (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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Davis, CA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Chow honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Cantonese. Dr. Chow's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Davis Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Detch practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Detch average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Detch include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. 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. Dr. Detch's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS), and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. Detch 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. Andrew Ian Brill, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
3700 California Street; Ground Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Brill's specialty is general gynecology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brill include minimally invasive surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Brill is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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: Gynecological Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Richard Francoz's area of specialization is adult cardiology. 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 California, Irvine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Francoz include heart problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Francoz honors. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Francoz offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Assad Hassoun specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Hassoun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hassoun include cancer surgery, liver cancer, and kidney cancer. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Before completing his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center, Dr. Hassoun attended medical school at the University of Mosul College of Medicine. Dr. Hassoun has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

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

Dr. Lewis Zhiyuan Leng, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Castro & Duboce Streets; 175a South Tower
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lewis Leng's area of specialization is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include neurosurgery. Dr. Leng honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Leng is conversant in Mandarin. 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: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kier Coursen Van Remoortere, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Portrero Avenue; 6d
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere practices general obstetrics & gynecology in San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, and Orinda, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vanremoortere include minimally invasive surgery, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and essure. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Vanremoortere trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Contraception, Family Planning, Sterilization, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Osorio is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. 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 his practice, Dr. Osorio focuses on cancer surgery and liver transplant. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Osorio's 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 splenectomy, 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. Lejla Delic, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3838 California Street; Suite 410
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lejla Delic specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Delic attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for residency. She has a special interest in gynecologic cancer. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Croatian. Dr. Delic is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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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. William I Bry, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Bry's specialty is transplant surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bry include kidney transplant. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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 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

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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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