We found 56 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net PPO 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. Wilson Shu-Chun Tsai, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Wilson Tsai's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). He 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. 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. Ajay Kumar Upadhyay, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
3156 Oak Road; #405
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Upadhyay specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. He is especially interested in cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. Dr. Upadhyay's education and training includes medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. 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: , 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 plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Griffin has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: 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). Dr. Griffin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Griffin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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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's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Silkiss trained 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 Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Graves Disease, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Eyelid Problems, ... (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. 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 is a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Busfield include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Dr. Busfield performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Busfield's office for an appointment.

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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, Hand ... (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. Barbara Lynn Persons, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
911 Moraga Road; #205
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Barbara Persons is a plastic surgeon. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Persons average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Persons is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. She has received the distinction of Humanism and Excellence in Medicine, Arnold P. Gold Foundation, 2002 RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Persons speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Amir Jamali is an orthopedic surgeon in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA. Dr. Jamali's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. He 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 is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jamali is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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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. 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)

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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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