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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 is a cardiac electrophysiologist in San Francisco, CA, Greenbrae, CA, and Novato, CA. Patients rated Dr. Hongo highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hongo include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center, St. Luke's Campus. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Hongo attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland for residency. He has received distinctions including San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. Dr. Hongo (or staff) is conversant in Japanese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish and Chinese.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Strunk's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Strunk has received professional recognition including the following: 'Best cardiologists' in San Francisco magazine; Best Doctors in America; and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is open to 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 is an orthopedist. Dr. Chan's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chan trained at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Chan speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with 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

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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cox is especially interested in knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cox is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cox 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: , 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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA and San Rafael, CA. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Belzer honors. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Belzer (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Belzer is professionally affiliated with 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 is a cardiologist in Larkspur, CA and Novato, CA. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Marin General Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before completing her residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Baer attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Baer welcomes 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Chen average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sports health, shoulder problems, and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Chen honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Hawaii at Manoa. In addition to English, Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Cantonese. He also offers language support for French and Filipino-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Chen 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. Robert E Mayle Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1099 D Street
San Rafael, CA
 

Dr. Robert Mayle is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Francisco, CA, San Rafael, CA, and Stanford, CA. After completing medical school at Drexel University College of Medicine, Dr. Mayle performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has indicated that his clinical interests include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement) and spine problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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: , robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Gerald Kangelaris' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. 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 accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Sleep Apnea, Laryngology, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Armen Serebrakian works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Serebrakian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian, French, and Persian. Dr. Serebrakian is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Serebrakian takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes 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. Hillary Green Redlin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
599 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 102
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Hillary Redlin specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Redlin include hand surgery procedures. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Redlin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. She is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Catherine Cheung practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Corte Madera, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Greenbrae, CA. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Cheung is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She welcomes new patients. 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.