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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 practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include lung cancer and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Anastassiou graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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 has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Anastassiou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek. Dr. Anastassiou is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital. He welcomes 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 practices bariatric surgery and trauma surgery. Dr. Woodbury's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has a special interest in surgical procedures. He takes Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Woodbury graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Woodbury completed residency programs at Naval Medical Center San Diego and Scripps Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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 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. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cortez is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cortez accepts. Dr. Cortez is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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. Dr. Pride has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pride include women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pride accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pride's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Ventura County Medical Center and the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada 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. Natasha Ann Kahl, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1140 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 2a
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Natasha Kahl's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has a special interest in women's health issues. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kahl takes. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kahl completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Her 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 her 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. Ashley Kay Weinert, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3317 Chanate Road; Suite 2c
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Ashley Weinert sees patients in Santa Rosa, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in women's health issues. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinert honors. 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). 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. David Joseph Soto, MD
Specializes in Surgery
98 Montgomery Drive; Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. David Soto works as a surgeon. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Soto include surgical procedures. Dr. Soto is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Soto's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: 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). His clinical interests encompass heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Molden's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Lakeside Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Molden is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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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. Sophie Grundland Fletcher, MD
Specializes in Urology
34 Mark West Springs Road; Second Floor
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Sophie Fletcher's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). She has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). Dr. Fletcher attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency. She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fletcher is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic pyeloplasty, robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Kidney ... (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 OB/GYN. Clinical interests for Dr. Wang include women's health issues. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR). She is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Wang's residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin.

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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 an urologist in Santa Rosa, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Duckett is especially interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Duckett's professional 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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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Sonoma, CA, Petaluma, CA, and Santa Rosa, CA. In his practice, Dr. Harf focuses on musculoskeletal surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Harf is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Harf speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Haimson is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with 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, Medi-Cal, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program.

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Sebastopol, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Dehnad attended medical school at Mercer University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Memorial University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Dehnad include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dehnad's 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 her 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. Roger Philip Friedenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3562 Round Barn Circle; Suite 32
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Roger Friedenthal is a plastic surgeon. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Friedenthal's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Delphi, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedenthal is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. 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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Drexler's practice, he is particularly interested in women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Drexler welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Drexler speaks Spanish.

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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.