We found 14 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA POS near San Rafael, CA.

Dr. Peter Thomas Anastassiou, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1350 South Eliseo Drive; Suite 200
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Peter Anastassiou's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Anastassiou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. His clinical interests encompass thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Anastassiou is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Anastassiou's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pleural Effusion, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Hongo practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Novato, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart problems. Dr. Hongo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Hongo has an open panel. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. Dr. Hongo's distinctions 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 interpreting services for Spanish and Chinese-speaking patients.

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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. Keith Wei Chan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Keith Chan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. 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. Chan honors. Dr. Chan is accepting new patients. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. In addition to English, he 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. Peter S Uzelac, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Attn: Jaimie Vigil; Attn: Jaimie Vigil
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Peter Uzelac works as an infertility specialist in Greenbrae, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Uzelac completed residency programs at White Memorial Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has a special interest in infertility. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Uzelac (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Uzelac is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy

All Interests: Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Sonohysterography, in Vitro Fertilization, Endometrial Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Christopher Cox practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Cox attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Cox's areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cox is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting 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. John P Belzer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street; Suite 105
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. John Belzer's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He 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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Belzer include orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Belzer at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belzer accepts. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Belzer (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Meniscus Repair, Shoulder Replacement, Orthopedic Surgery, Knee Replacement, Rotator Cuff Repair, ... (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. Robert E Mayle Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Robert Mayle specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Mayle's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Drexel University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Robert Purchase is an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Purchase is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Purchase attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Purchase (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He 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: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Hillary Redlin's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Redlin include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and wrist problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for her residency. Dr. Redlin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Her practice 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. Armen Serebrakian, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1000 Magnolia Avenue
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Armen Serebrakian specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Serebrakian's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Serebrakian takes. He is a graduate of Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Serebrakian (or staff) is conversant in Armenian, French, and Persian. Dr. Serebrakian's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Serebrakian's practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Gerald Kangelaris is an otolaryngologist in San Rafael, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Kangelaris graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kangelaris honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional 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: , sinuplasty

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

Dr. Margaret L Baer, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2 Bon Air Road; #100
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Margaret Baer is an adult cardiology specialist in Larkspur, CA and Novato, CA. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Baer's office for an appointment. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. Dr. Baer's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital. She has received the following distinction: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine.

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

Dr. James Chen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, Dr. Chen focuses on orthopedic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Chen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Chen graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. In addition, he offers interpreting services for patients who speak French and Filipino. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

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

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

Dr. Catherine Cheung works as a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Chinese Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cheung honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is conversant in 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.
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