We found 25 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA POS near Santa Rosa, CA.

Dr. Peter Thomas Anastassiou, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3536 Mendocino Avenue; Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Peter Anastassiou's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Anastassiou focuses on lung cancer and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Anastassiou honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Anastassiou's training includes residency programs at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Anastassiou (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Lung Cancer, Mediastinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Orlo Woodbury, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1701 4th Street; Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Woodbury, who practices in Santa Rosa, CA, is a medical specialist in bariatric surgery and trauma surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Woodbury include surgical procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Medical Center San Diego and Scripps Clinic. Dr. Woodbury is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Woodbury is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Melanoma, Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allen William Cortez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1701 4th Street; Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Allen Cortez is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery specialist in Santa Rosa, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Cortez obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Cortez is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $657
Dr. Matthew Barry Pride, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3317 Chanate Road; Suite 2c
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Pride's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, Dr. Pride focuses on women's health issues. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Before completing his residency at Ventura County Medical Center and the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Dr. Pride attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pride's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Ashley Kay Weinert, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3317 Chanate Road; Suite 2c
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Ashley Weinert works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinert include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinert is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. David Joseph Soto, MD
Specializes in Surgery
98 Montgomery Drive; Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. David Soto practices surgery in Santa Rosa, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Soto studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Heller Myotomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaime Jeremy Molden, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
131 Stony Circle; Suite 1600
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Jaime Molden works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Molden include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Lakeside Hospital. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Molden attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Molden has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,419
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $519
Dr. Natasha Ann Kahl, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1140 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 2a
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Natasha Kahl specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Santa Rosa, CA. She attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Kahl has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahl is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger Philip Friedenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3562 Round Barn Circle; Suite 32
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Roger Friedenthal specializes in plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Friedenthal attended Yale School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Friedenthal's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedenthal has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Friedenthal's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Rita Y. F. Wang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
34 Mark West Springs Road; 2nd Floor
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Rita Wang is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Santa Rosa, CA. She is conversant in Mandarin. She has a special interest in women's health issues. Dr. Wang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Wang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Essure, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Duckett, MD
Specializes in Urology
500 Doyle Park Drive; Suite 303
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Duckett is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Duckett's clinical interests: laparoscopic kidney surgery, continent urinary diversion, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. The average patient rating for Dr. Duckett is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Duckett's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic kidney surgery, laser prostate surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Alan Harf, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Doyle Park Drive; Suite 106b
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Harf works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Sonoma, CA, Petaluma, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harf has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Harf performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic cubital tunnel release, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Brian Haimson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3883 Airway Drive; #165
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Robert Haimson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Haimson's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Haimson graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,676
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $466
Dr. Geoffrey Stuart Tompkins, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
208 Concourse Boulevard; #1
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Tompkins' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of partial knee replacement and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Tompkins is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Tompkins is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Meniscus Repair, Hip Problems, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $609
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $410
Dr. Susan Katrina Dehnad, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3317 Chanate Road; Suite 2c
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Susan Dehnad is a general OB/GYN. In her practice, Dr. Dehnad focuses on women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at Memorial University Medical Center, Dr. Dehnad attended Mercer University School of Medicine. Dr. Dehnad is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Drexler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1144 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 119
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Brad Drexler is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Drexler's areas of expertise include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Drexler is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center's residency program. Patient ratings for Dr. Drexler average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (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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