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Dr. Junaid Hameed Khan, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 500
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Junaid Khan is a thoracic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Khan is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Khan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Russell David Stanten, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 500
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Russell Stanten specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Oakland, CA. Dr. Stanten is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Stanten is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Esophagus Problems, Lung Problems, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Teimour A Nasirov, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Teimour Nasirov's areas of specialization are general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery; he sees patients in Palo Alto, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Nasirov speaks Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nasirov 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. 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. Dr. Nasirov accepts 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 has an open panel.

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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. Sunghoon Kim, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
744 52nd Street; Suite 4100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sunghoon Kim is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. He is especially interested in robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kim speaks Korean. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Teresa Hyunsuk Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; #101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Teresa Kim works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Oakland, CA. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Kim completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University. Dr. Kim is especially interested in robotic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and St. Rose Hospital. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $377 - $1,188
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $76 - $472
Dr. Gregory Andrew Broderick Villa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; 101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Broderick-Villa's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Broderick-Villa include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Dr. Broderick-Villa is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Broderick-Villa (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,089
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $410
Dr. Barry B Sheppard, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 500
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Barry Sheppard is a surgical oncologist and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Sheppard's education and training includes medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, cancer surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheppard accepts. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Eden Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sheppard's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Lobectomy, Clinical Trials, Research, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery, Critical Care
744 52nd Street; #4100
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Christopher Newton, who practices in Brentwood, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Oakland, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Newton is affiliated with Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He honors Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Alameda County Medical Center, Highland Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Trauma, Birth Defects

Dr. Ajay Kumar Upadhyay, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
365 Hawthorne Avenue; Suite 101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Ajay Upadhyay is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Oakland, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. Dr. Upadhyay (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of cancer surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and St. Rose Hospital. He studied medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College. His medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. Dr. Upadhyay accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Upadhyay welcomes new patients.

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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
5275 Claremont Avenue
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss practices ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. Dr. Silkiss is professionally affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Silkiss's office for an appointment. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute for residency. Dr. Silkiss has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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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. Mathias Alexander Masem, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; 6th Floor
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Mathias Masem specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Oakland, CA and San Francisco, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Masem attended the University of Minnesota Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masem include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. Patient ratings for Dr. Masem average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Masem speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Douglas Howard-Luke Chin, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 810
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chin practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He also offers language support for Cantonese and German-speaking patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chin include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Chin's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He graduated from Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Chin trained at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chin has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Wrist Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Dupuytren's Contracture, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin practices plastic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Griffin include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Griffin's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Griffin attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Griffin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Division. 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. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg works as an orthopedic traumatologist and pediatric orthopedist in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Clinical interests for Dr. Meinberg include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meinberg is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fracture Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Eileen T Consorti, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Berkeley, CA. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Consorti include surgical procedures. Dr. Consorti is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Consorti accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Consorti completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Consorti has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Lymphadenectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Jill Diane Foley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2500 Milvia Street
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Jill Foley's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Foley has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Foley speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth ... (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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