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

Dr. Ajay Upadhyay's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Upadhyay's clinical interests: cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens for residency. Dr. Upadhyay is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has an open panel.

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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. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Griffin is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He is accepting 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' areas of specialization are ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology; she sees patients in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Silkiss has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Dr. Silkiss has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

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

Dr. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Jamali's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jamali accepts. He is open to new patients. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Jamali has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Bursitis, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (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. 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. Paul Louis Ludmer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 140
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Paul Ludmer, who practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Castro Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Ludmer is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Ludmer focuses on electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Ludmer honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of 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
Dr. Dimitry L Lerner, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1455 Montego; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Dimitry Lerner works as a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Lerner graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Russian. Dr. Lerner is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a pediatric orthopedist in Oakland, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pandya honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Andrew David Smith, MD
Specializes in Urology
355 Lennon Lane; Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Smith works as an urologist. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Smith takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,451
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $741
Dr. Michael G Cedars, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Michael Cedars is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Cedars is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Cedars's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Brown & Toland Physicians, and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anahat Sandhu, who practices in Lafayette, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Sandhu focuses on menopause. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Sandhu is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Sandhu is conversant in Punjabi.

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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. Stephanie Y Pun, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Pun sees patients in Stanford, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Her medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include orthopedic surgery and hip problems. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pun obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Pun is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Orthopedic Surgery, Birth ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Santi Rao practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Concord, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Rao (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Hindi. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Solano Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. After attending B.J. Medical College, Pune and Armed Forces Medical College for medical school, Dr. Rao completed his residency training at New Britain General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Endoscopic Surgery, Total Disc Replacement, Lower ... (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) in Oakland, CA and Lafayette, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang accepts. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $1,850
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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