We found 48 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Walnut Creek, CA.

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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim sees patients in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. In his practice, Dr. Kim focuses on robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Kim is conversant in Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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) speaks Telugu and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He graduated from Guntur Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Veeragandham takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting 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. Michaela Straznicka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1450 Treat Boulevard; #200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Michaela Straznicka is a thoracic surgery specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Straznicka speaks Czech. She is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed her residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and The University Hospital, Newark. She honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Straznicka has an open panel.

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

Dr. Teimour Nasirov practices general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery in Sacramento, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. He speaks Russian. Dr. Nasirov's clinical interests include heart surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. Dr. Nasirov is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Pericarditis, Lung Transplant, Weight Management, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andreas Kamlot's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: maze procedure and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Kamlot honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Goethe University Frankfurt for medical school, Dr. Kamlot completed his residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

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

Dr. Ramin Behmand specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Behmand (or staff) is conversant in German and Persian. Dr. Behmand's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Behmand attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Behmand has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Elisabeth Groginsky's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Groginsky focuses on women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Groginsky honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics, Dr. Groginsky attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Groginsky is conversant in French. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Groginsky's office for an appointment.

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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. Christian Nathan Kirman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; 200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Christian Kirman is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Concord, CA, Martinez, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Kirman's clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include VA Northern California Health Care System, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Kirman's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (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 is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Chan performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Chan is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kenneth C Hsiao, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
355 Lennon Lane; Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Hsiao is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, female urologic disorders, and vasectomy. Dr. Hsiao's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Hsiao trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vasectomy, Female Urologic Disorders, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Nourollah Bidhandi Ghorbani, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
130 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 102
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Nourollah Ghorbani is a plastic surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Ghorbani's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. His education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Ghorbani (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. Dr. Ghorbani's hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Babak Edraki, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Critical Care
1455 Montego; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Babak Edraki is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology and critical care (intensive care medicine). His clinical interests include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Edraki attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Edraki (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Edraki's professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, HPV, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Wells is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Wells's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Wells speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ting include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Ting accepts 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. Dr. Ting speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Shanghainese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, 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, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Frederick Moy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1450 Treat Boulevard; Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Jason Moy's specialty is general surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Moy accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Moy's professional affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,132
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682
Dr. Paul Louis Ludmer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Paul Ludmer is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In Dr. Ludmer's practice, he is particularly interested in electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ludmer is accepting new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Ludmer has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $2,199
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $525

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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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