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We found 24 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, who practices in San Francisco, CA and Santa Rosa, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Anastassiou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Anastassiou's areas of expertise consist of lung cancer and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. Dr. Anastassiou is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Anastassiou's office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are bariatric surgery and trauma surgery; he sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA. After completing medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and Scripps Clinic. Dr. Woodbury has a special interest in surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Woodbury's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He is open to new patients.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cortez is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $657
Dr. Matthew Barry Pride, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3317 Chanate Road; Suite 2c
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Pride's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Pride studied medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pride completed residency programs at Ventura County Medical Center and the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. In his practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pride honors. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. 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. In her practice, Dr. Kahl focuses on women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Kahl average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kahl takes. Dr. Kahl graduated from Albany Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She 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. Ashley Kay Weinert, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3317 Chanate Road; Suite 2c
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Ashley Weinert is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Rosa, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinert include women's health issues. Dr. Weinert is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Weinert completed a residency program at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Weinert is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Weinert 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. David Joseph Soto, MD
Specializes in Surgery
98 Montgomery Drive; Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. David Soto is a specialist in surgery. In his practice, Dr. Soto focuses on surgical procedures. Dr. Soto is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Endoscopy, Anti-Reflux ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jaime Molden's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Lakeport, CA, Santa Rosa, CA, and Ukiah, CA. Dr. Molden's areas of expertise include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Molden is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Lakeside Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,419
  • Medicare Cost: $519
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. In her practice, Dr. Wang focuses on women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Wang attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school. She is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). 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 medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He has a special interest in laparoscopic kidney surgery, continent urinary diversion, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Duckett takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Duckett is affiliated with 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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Sonoma, CA, Petaluma, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Harf's clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Harf average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Harf attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Harf is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Haimson highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Haimson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,676
  • Medicare Cost: $466
Dr. Susan Katrina Dehnad, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3317 Chanate Road; Suite 2c
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Susan Dehnad is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Dehnad include women's health issues. Dr. Dehnad accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. She is a graduate of Mercer University School of Medicine and a graduate of Memorial University Medical Center's residency program. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Dehnad 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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Friedenthal takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Friedenthal has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brad Drexler is a general OB/GYN in Healdsburg, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Drexler is especially interested in women's health issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Drexler trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Drexler is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Drexler is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tompkins include partial knee replacement. Dr. Tompkins is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Tompkins is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tompkins accepts. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $609
  • Medicare Cost: $410

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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.