We found 118 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana 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's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests encompass heart transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Sheridan honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sheridan attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency.

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

Dr. Peter Anastassiou's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Anastassiou focuses on lung cancer and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Anastassiou honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Anastassiou's training includes residency programs at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Anastassiou (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Yap is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. 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. Dr. Yap takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Yap (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Filipino. Dr. Yap is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He 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. John Michael Rabkin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. John Rabkin is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and transplant surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rabkin include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and liver transplant. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Rabkin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Rabkin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic liver resection

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

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; #340
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology; she sees patients in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Silkiss has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Silkiss has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

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

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

Dr. Ira Sharlip is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sharlip graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Clinical interests for Dr. Sharlip include infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Sharlip offers language support for Filipino and Spanish-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Kevin Richard Hiler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 550
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Hiler is a medical specialist in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Hiler average 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of breast cancer and laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Hiler's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,877
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $688
Dr. Edward Chih-Yu Sun, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 300
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Edward Sun's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of spine problems and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Sun's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Seton Medical Center. Dr. Sun accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Sun completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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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 a specialist in orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meinberg is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Meinberg's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fracture Surgery, Shoulder ... (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 works as a pediatric plastic surgeon. Dr. Daane attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Daane has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Daane's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Masem attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. These areas are among Dr. Masem's clinical interests: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Masem is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Masem has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Masem is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Lee works as a plastic surgeon in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Lee offers interpreting services for Cantonese, Korean, and Mandarin-speaking patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lee's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Honors & Awards: America's Top Surgeon's Award; [415] Top Doctors (San Francisco & Marin); and NBC Bay Area Top Physicians. His practice is open to 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. Robert Q Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
728 Pacific Avenue; Suite 6008
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Hoang is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Hoang is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hoang's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laser Lithotripsy, Laparoscopic Partial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephanie Chun is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Chun (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chun include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Chun's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chun's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Osteoporosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Damian Kelly II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2351 Clay Street; Suite 510
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. James Kelly is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Kelly (or staff) speaks Russian. He also offers language support for patients who speak Polish and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand problems. Dr. Kelly is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Kelly's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Kelly's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $1,009 - $3,583
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $194 - $1,236
Dr. Christina Ruth Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street; Suite 190
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Christina Allen's medical specialty is pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Dr. Allen's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Shoulder ... (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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