We found 12 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA POS near San Rafael, CA.

Dr. Richard Hikaru Hongo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1350 South Eliseo Drive; Suite 220
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hongo, who practices in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Novato, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Hongo include heart problems. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hongo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hongo completed residency programs at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. In addition to English, Dr. Hongo (or staff) speaks Japanese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish and Chinese. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Radiofrequency Ablation, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,628 - $4,571
  • Medicare Cost: $559 - $975
Dr. Brian Lippman Strunk, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Bon Air Road; #100
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Brian Strunk works as a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Larkspur, CA and Novato, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Strunk is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Strunk attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He has received distinctions including 'Best cardiologists' in San Francisco magazine; Best Doctors in America; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Strunk has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,118
  • Medicare Cost: $524
Dr. Keith Wei Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Keith Chan is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Chan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, Dr. Chan attended Stanford University School of Medicine. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chan is 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: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Tendonitis, Hip Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher V Cox, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Cox is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cox's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Pain, Hip Problems, Knee Pain, Outpatient Care, Revision Arthroplasty, Partial ... (Read more)

Dr. James L Chen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
750 Redwood Highway; Suite 1035
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. James Chen is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, CA and Mill Valley, CA. Dr. Chen is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa for residency. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He also offers language support for French and Filipino-speaking patients. His professional 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: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Foot ... (Read more)

Dr. John P Belzer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. John Belzer is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Belzer include knee problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belzer honors. Dr. Belzer attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Belzer (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Meniscus Repair, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,019 - $3,719
  • Medicare Cost: $194 - $1,236
Dr. Margaret L Baer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Bon Air Road; #100
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Baer works as an adult cardiologist. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baer's practice is open to new patients. After attending Harvard Medical School, she completed her residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,118
  • Medicare Cost: $530
Dr. Armen Serebrakian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1000a Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Armen Serebrakian's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Serebrakian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Armenian, French, and Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Serebrakian average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Otoplasty, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert E Mayle Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Robert Mayle's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Mayle has indicated that his clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and spine problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Mayle's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Tendon Repair, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hillary Green Redlin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
599 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 102
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Hillary Redlin is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and Greenbrae, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include hand surgery procedures. Dr. Redlin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Redlin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Tumor, Hand Fracture, Tendonitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald T Kangelaris, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1050 Northgate Drive; Suite 250-b
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Gerald Kangelaris practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kangelaris takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Ear Infection, Sinuplasty, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
599 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 102
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Catherine Cheung is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Corte Madera, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cheung takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel. In addition to English, Dr. Cheung speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Warts, Orthotics, Sports Health, Athlete's Foot, Tendon Ruptures, Foot Surgery, Overuse Injuries, ... (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.