We found 50 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Walnut Creek, CA.

Dr. Michaela Straznicka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1450 Treat Boulevard; #200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Michaela Straznicka, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and The University Hospital, Newark, Dr. Straznicka attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Straznicka has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is conversant in Czech. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Straznicka's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $630 - $4,381
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $206 - $1,428
Dr. Ramesh Sai Veeragandham, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2222 East Street; #375
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Ranesh Veeragandham, who practices in Danville, CA, Concord, CA, and Antioch, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Veeragandham (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. He is affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Veeragandham attended Guntur Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Veeragandham welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim's medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. He is conversant in Korean. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Inguinal Hernia, Gastrostomy, Umbilical Hernia, Phimosis, Appendicitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Teimour A Nasirov, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 220
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Teimour Nasirov is a general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. Dr. Nasirov attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Nasirov's training includes residency programs at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Russian. Dr. Nasirov is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Pericarditis, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Transplant, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas Kamlot, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2222 East Street; #375
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Andreas Kamlot specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in maze procedure and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kamlot accepts. Dr. Kamlot graduated from Goethe University Frankfurt and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is conversant in German. He is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Kamlot is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Maze Procedure, Heart Failure, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Donald McCall Lewis, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Donald Lewis, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Lewis is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital, Dr. Lewis attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewis is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,060
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $577
Dr. Christian Nathan Kirman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; 200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Christian Kirman's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Kirman studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Kirman is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, he speaks German. He is affiliated with VA Northern California Health Care System, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramin A Behmand, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1776 Ygnacio Valley Road; Suite 108
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Behmand is a Walnut Creek, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Behmand is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Behmand include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Behmand is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Behmand obtained his medical school training at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Behmand (or staff) speaks German and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles M Chan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Charles Chan sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, Stanford, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan takes. He attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Chan's training includes residency programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza, who practices in San Francisco, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Her clinical interests include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lattanza takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Lattanza trained at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Lattanza has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lattanza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard John Wyzykowski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Wyzykowski completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is professionally affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Wyzykowski is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Denise M Romero, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2021 Mt. Diablo Boulevard; #100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Denise Romero is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Torrance, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. She speaks Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Romero is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Romero is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Romero completed a residency program at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Romero honors. Dr. Romero is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elisabeth M Schleuning, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 Moraga Road; Suite 201
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Schleuning's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Schleuning's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Schleuning honors. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She speaks French. Dr. Schleuning's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ziv Mani Peled, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
100 N. Wiget Lane; #160
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ziv Peled specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Peled attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Peled include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. In addition to English, Dr. Peled (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. His professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Peled's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Robert Wells, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
110 Tampico Drive; #220
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Wells' medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wells include robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Wells attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Endometrial Ablation, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Vivian Ting, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1776 Ygnacio Valley Road; Suite 202
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Vivian Ting's specialty is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Ting is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Ting takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Brigham and Women's Hospital. In addition to English, she speaks Mandarin and Shanghainese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (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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