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

Dr. Brett Sheridan is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart transplant. Dr. Sheridan is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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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 practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. Dr. Anastassiou's areas of expertise include lung cancer and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing 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 attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. In addition to English, 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. Dr. Anastassiou welcomes 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 is especially interested in sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and liver transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rabkin honors. He has an open panel. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Rabkin has received the following distinction: 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)

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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 Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery and 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. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Seton Medical Center, and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Yap's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,244
  • Medicare Cost: $573
Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; #340
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss practices ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is especially interested in eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Dr. Silkiss is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and 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.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

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

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

Dr. Kevin Hiler specializes in general surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA. He offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish. Dr. Hiler's clinical interests include breast cancer and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Hiler attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hiler honors. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,877
  • Medicare Cost: $688
Dr. Stephen Preble Daane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite 212
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Daane is a specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA and San Ramon, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Daane at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Daane accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Daane trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Daane is conversant in Vietnamese.

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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's specialties are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Allen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She 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. Ira Dorian Sharlip, MD
Specializes in Urology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 222
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ira Sharlip is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in San Francisco, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharlip include infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sharlip is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Sharlip attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and 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. He offers language support for patients who speak Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Sharlip is open to 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

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,990
  • Medicare Cost: $938
Dr. Sean Xun Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sean Wang is an otolaryngologist in San Francisco, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. Dr. Wang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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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. 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 specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Masem at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masem include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Masem attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Masem's 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. In addition to English, 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. Robert Q Hoang, MD
Specializes in Urology
728 Pacific Avenue; Suite 6008
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Hoang is an urologist in San Mateo, CA and San Francisco, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hoang include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Hoang is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He speaks Vietnamese.

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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. 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 trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. In his practice, Dr. Meinberg focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Meinberg is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati.

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

Dr. Stephanie Chun is a general OB/GYN in San Francisco, CA. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center's residency program. In Dr. Chun's practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Osteoporosis, ... (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 orthopedic surgeon. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Berven's areas of expertise include scoliosis, extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), and kyphosis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Berven is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Berven trained 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 UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Berven is accepting new patients.

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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. Gregory Millette Buncke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
45 Castro Street; Suite 121
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Buncke is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and San Mateo, CA. Dr. Buncke is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Buncke has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Buncke (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Buncke welcomes 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.