We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HealthSmart near San Francisco, CA.

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

Dr. Brett Sheridan practices cardiac surgery in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. 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. 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, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Jossart studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Jossart's training includes residency programs at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Hongo's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Hongo trained at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland for residency. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Hongo has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hongo honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. Dr. Hongo (or staff) speaks Japanese. In addition, he offers language support for Spanish and Chinese-speaking patients. Dr. Hongo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise consist of neurosurgery, seizures, and spine problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weber's office for an appointment.

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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. 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 ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chow include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing 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 attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He is conversant in Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Davis Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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). Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is adult cardiology. He is especially interested in heart problems and pacemaker. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Francoz takes. Dr. Francoz 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. Dr. Francoz has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish-speaking patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Francoz's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. Dr. Hassoun's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, liver cancer, and kidney cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of the University of Mosul College of Medicine and a graduate of Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Hassoun (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He welcomes 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, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alexandra Haessler is a San Francisco, CA physician who specializes in urogynecology. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: pelvic reconstructive surgery, urinary incontinence, and urogynecological problems. Dr. Haessler is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). 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). The average patient rating for Dr. Haessler is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Haessler has received professional recognition including the following: the University of California, San Francisco, Teaching Award. Her practice is open to 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. Patients gave Dr. Detch an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. Dr. Detch speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Detch's practice 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. Lejla Delic, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3838 California Street; Suite 410
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lejla Delic's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Before performing her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Delic attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delic include gynecologic cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. In addition to English, she speaks Croatian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Delic is open to 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. Andrew Ian Brill, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3700 California Street; Ground Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Brill's specialty is general gynecology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Brill at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Brill attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Brill speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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. William I Bry, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Bry's area of specialization is transplant surgery. Dr. Bry's areas of expertise include kidney transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Bry graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for his 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 cancer surgeon and transplant surgeon. He is especially interested in cancer surgery and liver transplant. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Osorio 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 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. Lewis Zhiyuan Leng, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Castro & Duboce Streets; 175a South Tower
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lewis Leng is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He is especially interested in neurosurgery. Dr. Leng is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. Dr. Leng is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Leng speaks Mandarin.

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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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, and Orinda, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Vanremoortere completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is especially interested in women's health issues and family planning. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vanremoortere accepts. Dr. Vanremoortere is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Family Planning, Women's Health Issues, ... (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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