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

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

Dr. Richard Hongo's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Hongo trained at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland for residency. He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Hongo has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hongo honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. Dr. Hongo (or staff) speaks Japanese. In addition, he offers language support for Spanish and Chinese-speaking patients. Dr. Hongo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $2,628 - $4,571
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559 - $975
Dr. Christopher V Cox, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Cox is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Cox takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Cox has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His 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. Keith Wei Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Keith Chan is an orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco, CA, San Rafael, CA, and Sacramento, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Chan honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Chan speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert John Purchase, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
511 E. Blithedale Avenue
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Robert Purchase specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Purchase average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Purchase (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Purchase is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Armen Serebrakian works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Serebrakian honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Serebrakian's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He trained at Henry Ford Hospital for his residency. Dr. Serebrakian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian, French, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Surfer's Ear, Otoplasty, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Belzer works as an orthopedist in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. Dr. Belzer is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Belzer has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Belzer attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Belzer (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Russian.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $2,019 - $3,719
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $194 - $1,236
Dr. Margaret L Baer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Bon Air Road; #100
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Baer's area of specialization is adult cardiology. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Baer trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Baer welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $1,118
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $530
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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mayle include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), spine problems, and orthopedic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Mayle attended Drexel University College of Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Mayle is open to new patients.

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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's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Redlin include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Redlin accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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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' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kangelaris has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Kangelaris trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kangelaris's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Fine Needle Aspiration, Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Ear Infection, Sinuplasty, Ultrasound, ... (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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Chen (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He also offers language support for patients who speak French and Filipino. His areas of clinical interest consist of sports health, shoulder problems, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Chen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The average patient rating for Dr. Chen is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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)

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

Dr. Catherine Cheung is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cheung accepts. She is conversant in Cantonese. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cheung has an open panel.

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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.
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