We found 22 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA POS near Walnut Creek, CA.

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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he 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 is conversant in Korean. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Ajay Kumar Upadhyay, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
3156 Oak Road; #405
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Upadhyay practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. Areas of expertise for Dr. Upadhyay include cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Upadhyay accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He also offers interpreting services for patients who speak Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Research, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Heller ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elisabeth Groginsky works as a general OB/GYN. Dr. Groginsky's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Groginsky's residency was performed at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. In addition to English, she speaks French. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Her practice 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. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. On average, patients gave Dr. Griffin a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
1820 San Miguel Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss' specialties are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. She is especially interested in eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Dr. Silkiss's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Silkiss is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Graves Disease, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Anthony Lee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lee is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Castro Valley, CA. In Dr. Lee's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH). In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,199 - $2,538
  • Medicare Cost: $528 - $950
Dr. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jamali's areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jamali obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He has received the following distinction: Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, Osteomyelitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Louis Ludmer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Paul Ludmer is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He has a special interest in electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Ludmer's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ludmer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,199
  • Medicare Cost: $525
Dr. Dimitry L Lerner, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1455 Montego; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Dimitry Lerner's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. His areas of clinical interest consist of ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Lerner honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Dr. Lerner is conversant in Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

Dr. Nirav Kiritkumar Pandya, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Pandya sees patients in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pandya's practice is open to new patients. Dr. Pandya attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: PCL Injury, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Anahat Kaur Sandhu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; #203
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Anahat Sandhu is a general OB/GYN in Lafayette, CA. She speaks Punjabi. Her clinical interests encompass menopause. Dr. Sandhu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sandhu's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Pre-Eclampsia, NovaSure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Santi D Rao, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2291 Pacheco Street
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Santi Rao is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Rao is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Before performing his residency at New Britain General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Rao attended B.J. Medical College, Pune and Armed Forces Medical College for medical school. Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Endoscopic Surgery, Lower Back Pain, Lumbar Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Kang, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
106 La Casa Viaduct; #140
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Steven Kang is a cardiac electrophysiologist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kang is especially interested in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Kang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,266 - $2,538
  • Medicare Cost: $471 - $895
Dr. Andrew David Smith, MD
Specializes in Urology
355 Lennon Lane; Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Smith sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, Concord, CA, and Oakland, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,451
  • Medicare Cost: $741
Dr. Deborah Ann Levinsky, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3466 Mt. Diablo Boulevard; Suite C100
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Debra Levinsky is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Lafayette, CA and Berkeley, CA. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Levinsky's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. She has an open panel. Dr. Levinsky's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Diabetes during Pregnancy, Adolescent Gynecology, Infertility, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Samuel Wang, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3466 Mt. Diablo Boulevard
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Samuel Wang practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Wang has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He is conversant in Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Wang is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,850
  • Medicare Cost: $539

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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.