We found 117 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Peter Thomas Anastassiou, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Peter Anastassiou is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Anastassiou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Anastassiou include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Anastassiou has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Anastassiou has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pleural Effusion, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Rabkin, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. John Rabkin specializes in bariatric surgery and transplant surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. His areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and liver transplant. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Rabkin attended Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Rabkin has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic liver resection

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Transplant, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Splenectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Yap is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta, Dr. Yap attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery for medical school. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yap (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Filipino. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center (Daly City and Moss Beach, CA), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Yap is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,244
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $573
Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; #340
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss, who practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Silkiss a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Graves Disease, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eye Trauma, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Mathias Alexander Masem, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street; Hand, Elbow and Upper Extremity Surgery Center
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mathias Masem is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Masem is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Masem include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School, Dr. Masem performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Chih-Yu Sun, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 300
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Edward Sun is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sun accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center (Daly City and Moss Beach, CA). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2550 23rd Street; Building 9 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg is an orthopedic traumatologist and pediatric orthopedic surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meinberg's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Meinberg attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fracture Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Amir Meir Matityahu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1701 Divisadero Street; Suite 240
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Amir Matityahu is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Matityahu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Matityahu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Ira D Sharlip, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 222
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ira Sharlip works as an urologist. Before performing his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Sharlip attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sharlip offers language support for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Sharlip has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Prosthetics, Varicocele, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,990
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $938
Dr. Gregory Millette Buncke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
45 Castro Street; Suite 121
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Buncke practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Buncke is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Buncke is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Buncke (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Sigurd Harald Berven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3rd Floor, Ucsf Department of Orthopedic Surgery; 500 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sigurd Berven is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include scoliosis, cervical herniated disc, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Dr. Berven honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berven obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Kyung Chul Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 508
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Charles Lee is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Lee studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lee has received include Honors & Awards: America's Top Surgeon's Award; [415] Top Doctors (San Francisco & Marin); and NBC Bay Area Top Physicians. Dr. Lee offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Korean, and Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street; Suite 170
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Lattanza is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lattanza has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lattanza's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Preble Daane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite 212
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Daane practices pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery in San Francisco, CA and San Ramon, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Daane's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Dr. Daane accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Daane speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
490 Post Street; Suite 900
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Colyvas's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Colyvas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Colyvas average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Noi Ling Chun, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 Sutter Street; Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Chun's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chun's areas of expertise include women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Chun (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Chinese Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, 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.
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