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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Dr. Kim accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kim speaks Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive 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 area of specialization is thoracic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Tsai speaks Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Tsai attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Tsai is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,667
  • Medicare Cost: $1,786
Dr. Michaela Straznicka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1450 Treat Boulevard; #200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Michaela Straznicka's specialty is thoracic surgery. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Straznicka attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. She trained at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and The University Hospital, Newark for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Straznicka is conversant in Czech. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $630 - $4,381
  • Medicare Cost: $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's specialties are general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nasirov include heart surgery. He is professionally affiliated with UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nasirov's office for an appointment. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. He speaks Russian.

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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. Dr. Kamlot graduated from Goethe University Frankfurt. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kamlot include maze procedure and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kamlot speaks German. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He has an open panel.

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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 is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and surgical oncologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Upadhyay include cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Upadhyay is a graduate of Maulana Azad Medical College. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens for residency. Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. Dr. Upadhyay is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and St. Rose Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Research, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Liver Cancer, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Saurin Shah is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Walnut Creek, CA and Castro Valley, CA. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shah's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $308 - $2,033
  • Medicare Cost: $80 - $560
Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Griffin is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, plastic surgery procedures, and eye problems. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. She 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. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Dr. Silkiss is professionally affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

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

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

Dr. Elisabeth Groginsky's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. 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. Dr. Groginsky's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Groginsky honors. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Groginsky's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Groginsky 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. 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 works as a pediatric orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Busfield is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Busfield takes. He is accepting 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, Hand ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,553
  • Medicare Cost: $187
Dr. Charles M Chan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Charles Chan's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Chan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Chan attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Chan's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Kenneth C Hsiao, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
355 Lennon Lane; Suite 205
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Hsiao is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hsiao is conversant in French. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, female urologic disorders, and vasectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Dr. Hsiao's education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vasectomy, Female Urologic Disorders, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Jason Frederick Moy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1450 Treat Boulevard; Suite 200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Jason Moy specializes in general surgery and practices in Walnut Creek, CA and Brentwood, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Moy a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and residency at Beaumont Hospitals. Dr. Moy is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, 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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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,132
  • Medicare Cost: $682
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. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. His areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Lee's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at National Institutes of Health (NIH). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to 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. Babak Edraki, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Critical Care
1455 Montego; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Babak Edraki is a gynecologic oncology and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Edraki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Persian. These areas are among Dr. Edraki's clinical interests: ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and vulvar cancer. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Edraki welcomes 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,512
  • Medicare Cost: $1,948

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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.