We found 113 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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Sheridan focuses on heart transplant. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheridan's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. Dr. Anastassiou's areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his 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 received the following distinctions: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Anastassiou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Anastassiou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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 surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and transplant surgeon in San Francisco, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and liver transplant. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rabkin attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Rabkin is accepting new patients.

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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)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Yap works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Yap is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He attended the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta. 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 accepting 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' specialties are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Silkiss trained 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 Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She has an open panel.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in San Francisco, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise consist of infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Sharlip's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to 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 professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as a general surgeon in San Francisco, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Hiler is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Hiler focuses on breast cancer and laparoscopic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Hiler offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Hiler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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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. 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 addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Daane's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Daane studied medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Daane completed residency programs at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Daane has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Christina Ruth Allen, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street; Suite 190
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Christina Allen is a pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Allen has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Allen is accepting new patients.

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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)

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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Lee performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Honors & Awards: America's Top Surgeon's Award; [415] Top Doctors (San Francisco & Marin); and NBC Bay Area Top Physicians. He offers interpreting services for patients who speak Cantonese, Korean, and Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Stephanie Chun specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Chun is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chun attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Chun completed a residency program at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Chun (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Cantonese. Dr. Chun is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Osteoporosis, ... (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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. On average, patients gave Dr. Masem a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Masem studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in German. Dr. Masem's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes 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. 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 orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Meinberg include orthopedic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meinberg accepts. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. Dr. Meinberg has an open panel.

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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. 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 graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with 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: Surfer's Ear, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Q Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
728 Pacific Avenue; Suite 6008
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Hoang is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in San Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Hoang studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hoang include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hoang honors. Dr. Hoang is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Hoang is open to 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. Gregory Millette Buncke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
45 Castro Street; Suite 121
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Buncke's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in San Francisco, CA and San Mateo, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave Dr. Buncke an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Buncke attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Buncke (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Buncke's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice 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)

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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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