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 is a physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. Dr. Anastassiou graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anastassiou honors. His distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Anastassiou (or staff) is conversant in 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, Mediastinal Tumor

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

Dr. Robert Woodbury is a bariatric surgery and trauma surgery specialist in Santa Rosa, CA. Patients gave Dr. Woodbury an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in surgical procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Woodbury's education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego and Scripps Clinic. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. 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 practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Cortez average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Cortez has an open panel.

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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 is a general OB/GYN in Santa Rosa, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pride include women's health issues. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at Ventura County Medical Center and the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada, Dr. Pride attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Pride 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 obstetrician and gynecologist in Santa Rosa, CA. She is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Weinert has a special interest in women's health issues. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Weinert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Her 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. 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 clinical interests include women's health issues. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. After completing medical school at Albany Medical College, Dr. Kahl performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Patient reviews placed Dr. Kahl at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kahl accepts. Her 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. Roger Philip Friedenthal, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3562 Round Barn Circle; Suite 32
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Roger Friedenthal's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Friedenthal an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Friedenthal include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Delphi, and more. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Friedenthal's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. His 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. David J Soto, MD
Specializes in Surgery
98 Montgomery Drive; Suite C
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. David Soto is a physician who specializes in surgery. He has a special interest in surgical procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Soto honors. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Thomas Duckett is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Santa Rosa, CA. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Duckett's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His areas of expertise include laparoscopic kidney surgery, continent urinary diversion, and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Patient reviews placed Dr. Duckett at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Harf has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Harf is affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Harf is accepting 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. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Haimson attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Haimson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Jaime Molden specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Santa Rosa, CA, Ukiah, CA, and Lakeport, CA. In Dr. Molden's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Lakeside Hospital. He 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. 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 obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Wang has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. She graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. For her residency, Dr. Wang trained at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Susan Katrina Dehnad, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3317 Chanate Road; Suite 2c
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Susan Dehnad sees patients in Sebastopol, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Dehnad's clinical interests include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network, and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. After attending Mercer University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Memorial University Medical Center. She is in-network for 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: Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Geoffrey Tompkins is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Tompkins's areas of clinical interest consist of partial knee replacement and orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Tompkins trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for his residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $609
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $410
Dr. Brad Drexler, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1144 Sonoma Avenue; Suite 119
Santa Rosa, CA
 

Dr. Brad Drexler practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Healdsburg, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Drexler speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in women's health issues. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Pacific Community Provider Network and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Drexler attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He welcomes 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)

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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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