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We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HealthSmart 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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sheridan obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheridan accepts. He is open to 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in San Francisco, CA and Novato, CA. In Dr. Jossart's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Jossart 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: , 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. Assad Abidon Hassoun, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Assad Hassoun's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Hassoun is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, liver cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Hassoun is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Hassoun studied medicine at the University of Mosul College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. Dr. Hassoun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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 sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: neurosurgery, seizures, and spine problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weber honors. 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 following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Weber'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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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in San Francisco, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Wang completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. 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 specializes in adult cardiology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems and pacemaker. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Francoz attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Francoz has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He 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 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

  • 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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Chow include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Chow's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Davis Hospital. Dr. Chow is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. Dr. Osorio is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Osorio completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has a special interest in cancer surgery and liver transplant. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Osorio's 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, 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's specialty is transplant surgery. His clinical interests encompass kidney transplant. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bry attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Bry's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. 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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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 orthopedist in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Detch include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Detch speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). 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 surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. Areas of expertise 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). After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, Dr. Hisatake completed his residency training at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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. Alexandra Lee Haessler, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3838 California Street; Suite 316
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Haessler's specialty is urogynecology. Dr. Haessler's clinical interests include urodynamic testing, pelvic reconstructive surgery, and urinary incontinence. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 distinction of the University of California, San Francisco, Teaching Award. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Haessler's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She is open to new patients.

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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 specialty is general gynecology. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Brill focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Brill is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Brill has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery specialist. His clinical interests encompass cancer surgery, kidney transplant, and liver transplant. Dr. Mahanty is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Mahanty takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Venkat attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Venkat is especially interested in women's health issues. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Venkat is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Lejla Delic is a gynecologic oncologist. She graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Clinical interests for Dr. Delic include gynecologic cancer. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Croatian. Dr. Delic is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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)

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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.