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We found 10 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA POS near San Rafael, CA.

Dr. Brian Lippman Strunk, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2 Bon Air Road; #100
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Brian Strunk is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in Larkspur, CA and Novato, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Strunk is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Strunk is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 'Best cardiologists' in San Francisco magazine; Best Doctors in America; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Francisco, CA, San Rafael, CA, and Sacramento, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chan is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic 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: , 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 an orthopedic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cox include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. 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 the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. John Belzer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Belzer's 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 welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Belzer attended Yale School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Belzer (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Russian.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baer takes. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Baer is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,118
  • Medicare Cost: $530
Dr. James L Chen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
750 Redwood Highway; Suite 1035
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. James Chen's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Dr. Chen attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Chen is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He also offers interpreting services for French and Filipino-speaking patients. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Chen's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Armen Serebrakian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1000a Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Armen Serebrakian is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Serebrakian has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Serebrakian attended medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Serebrakian (or staff) speaks Armenian, French, and Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Serebrakian's office for an appointment.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and spine problems. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Mayle is a graduate of Drexel University College of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Kyphoplasty, Hip Problems, Stenosis, Ultrasound, Herniated Disc, Complex Spine ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerald Kangelaris is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in San Rafael, CA and San Francisco, CA. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Kangelaris is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, ... (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 physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Redlin include hand surgery procedures. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 offers language support for Polish and Spanish-speaking patients. Dr. Redlin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures, Wrist ... (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.