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 works as a cancer surgeon and thoracic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include lung cancer and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anastassiou accepts. His 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Anastassiou (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dr. Woodbury speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Woodbury include surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). He graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and Scripps Clinic. Patients rated Dr. Woodbury highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Woodbury 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 works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and trauma surgeon in Santa Rosa, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Cortez takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency.

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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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Ventura County Medical Center and the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada. In Dr. Pride's practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pride takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. Dr. Kahl is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. Dr. Kahl attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Weinert is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Weinert's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. David Joseph Soto, MD
Specializes in Surgery
98 Montgomery Drive; Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA
 

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

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

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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Molden accepts 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 then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Lakeside Hospital. Dr. Molden 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wang is conversant in Mandarin. She has a special interest in women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). 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. Dr. Wang is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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 works as an urologist in Santa Rosa, CA. He has a special interest in laparoscopic kidney surgery, continent urinary diversion, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duckett takes. Dr. Duckett attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. His professional affiliations include 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 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 orthopedic surgeon in Sonoma, CA, Petaluma, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Harf include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Harf's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Harf completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Haimson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His education and training includes medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Haimson's office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. She is especially interested in women's health issues. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Dehnad is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dehnad welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine and residency at Memorial University Medical Center.

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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 plastic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Friedenthal is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Friedenthal takes. 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. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. Dr. Drexler's areas of expertise include women's health issues. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Drexler is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Drexler 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)

Dr. Geoffrey Stuart Tompkins, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
208 Concourse Boulevard; #1
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Geoffrey Tompkins specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Santa Rosa, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tompkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). In his practice, he is particularly interested in partial knee replacement. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tompkins is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. Dr. Tompkins 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.