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

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nasirov include heart surgery. His professional affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Nasirov is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Nasirov attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He is conversant in Russian.

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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. Ramesh Sai Veeragandham, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2222 East Street; #375
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Ranesh Veeragandham's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Veeragandham is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Veeragandham's education and training includes medical school at Guntur Medical College and residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Veeragandham (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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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, who practices in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. He is conversant in Korean. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Kim performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. 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. Andreas Kamlot, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2222 East Street; #375
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Andreas Kamlot is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Danville, CA, Concord, CA, and Antioch, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of maze procedure and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Kamlot takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Goethe University Frankfurt. For his professional training, Dr. Kamlot completed a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He speaks German. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano Community Provider Network (CPN), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kamlot's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

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

Dr. Michaela Straznicka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Michaela Straznicka is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Straznicka 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. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. She speaks Czech. Dr. Straznicka is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. She is accepting 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. Donald McCall Lewis, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Donald Lewis is a specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital for residency. Dr. Lewis's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lewis is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Charles Chan's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Chan's professional affiliations include Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Chan attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wyzykowski accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wyzykowski's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Christian Kirman's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Kirman accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Kirman is conversant in German. He is affiliated with VA Northern California Health Care System, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Gender Reassignment Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Lisa Lattanza is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lattanza include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Lattanza obtained her medical school training at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lattanza is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Lattanza's 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. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Behmand accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Behmand completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Behmand include: RealSelf Top Doctor and San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Behmand (or staff) speaks German and Persian. Dr. Behmand's 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, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic ... (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 is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Peled is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Peled (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Peled welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Wells is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Wells is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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. Charles Francis Preston, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Charles Preston's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Preston's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases' residency program. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,487
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,181
Dr. Denise M Romero, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2021 Mt. Diablo Boulevard; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Denise Romero sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, Torrance, CA, and Antioch, CA. Her medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Romero is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Romero speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Her practice 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. Perkin Michael Shiu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1450 Treat Boulevard; #220b
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Perkin Shiu is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is especially interested in pulmonary hypertension, invasive cardiology, and cardiac imaging. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shiu accepts. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Shiu is conversant in Cantonese.

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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, Pulmonary Hypertension

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $553
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506

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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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