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Dr. Wilson Shu-Chun Tsai, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Wilson Tsai is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Concord, CA. Dr. Tsai is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. Dr. Tsai has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $5,667
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,786
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 specialist in general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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's clinical interests encompass heart surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nasirov takes. Dr. Nasirov has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Russian. Dr. Nasirov's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. His practice is open to 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. Ramesh Sai Veeragandham, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2222 East Street; #375
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Ranesh Veeragandham specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Danville, CA, Concord, CA, and Antioch, CA. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. Dr. Veeragandham trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Dr. Veeragandham (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. Dr. Veeragandham 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. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim practices pediatric general surgery in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. He is conversant in Korean. He has a special interest in robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete 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 Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kamlot speaks German. His areas of expertise include the following: maze procedure and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano Community Provider Network (CPN), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He attended medical school at Goethe University Frankfurt. Dr. Kamlot's medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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. Michaela Straznicka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Michaela Straznicka is a thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Straznicka's professional affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients. She graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Straznicka trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Straznicka has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Straznicka speaks Czech.

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

Dr. Ajay Upadhyay is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyay takes. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and St. Rose Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic splenectomy, 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. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
1820 San Miguel Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss, who practices in Oakland, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave Dr. Silkiss a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. She is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. Dr. Silkiss's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

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

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 physician who specializes in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lewis at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. Dr. Lewis's professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He is open to 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. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Griffin attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Griffin's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griffin takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He 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. Amir A Jamali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Amir Jamali's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jamali has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jamali trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Jamali has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Charles Chan specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. Dr. Chan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Benjamin Thomas Busfield, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
130 La Casa Viaduct, Building 3; Suite 111
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Busfield sees patients in Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Busfield attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Busfield's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient ratings for Dr. Busfield average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Busfield is affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, wrist arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL ... (Read more)

Dr. William Buchanan Workman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
101 Ygnacio Valley Road; 400
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. William Workman practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Workman attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Workman highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Community Care Network (CCN). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wyzykowski at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Lattanza is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, she performed her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lattanza has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lattanza's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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