We found 58 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net PPO near Walnut Creek, CA.

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. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College. Dr. Veeragandham's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Veeragandham (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He is open to 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 is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. He works in Oakland, CA, Brentwood, CA, and San Ramon, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Kim's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks 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 is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tsai accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. Dr. Tsai is conversant in Mandarin.

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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. Andreas Kamlot, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2222 East Street; #375
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Andreas Kamlot works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Kamlot's clinical interests encompass maze procedure and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Goethe University Frankfurt. Dr. Kamlot's medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Maze Procedure, Heart Failure, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

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 medical specialist in general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery. Dr. Nasirov attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. His areas of expertise include heart surgery. Dr. Nasirov takes 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 is conversant in 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. He 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. Michaela Straznicka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Michaela Straznicka is a specialist in thoracic surgery. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Straznicka is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Czech. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. Dr. Straznicka is accepting new patients.

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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, who practices in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Upadhyay include cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Upadhyay accepts. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. In addition to English, Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. Dr. Upadhyay's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and St. Rose Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Silkiss include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Silkiss attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She 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. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin is a plastic surgeon in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Griffin's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Griffin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). He welcomes 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, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Fremont, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Jamali has indicated that his clinical interests include 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. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Jamali has received the distinction of Sacramento Super Doctors. Dr. Jamali has an open panel.

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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. 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 Brentwood, CA, Walnut Creek, CA, and Antioch, CA. Dr. Busfield speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Busfield's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is open to 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Workman's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Workman's professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, 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: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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' areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lewis graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Lewis is accepting 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. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2401 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Lattanza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. She graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Dr. Lattanza's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patient ratings for Dr. Lattanza average 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Lattanza has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. She welcomes 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. Charles M Chan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Charles Chan works as a pediatric orthopedist in Walnut Creek, CA, Stanford, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan accepts. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Chan speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wyzykowski has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (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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