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

Dr. Sunghoon Kim, who practices in Fremont, CA, Oakland, CA, and Brentwood, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include robotic surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Kim honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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. In addition to English, Dr. Kim speaks Korean. His hospital/clinic affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Teresa H. Kim M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
365 Hawthorne Avenue; #101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Teresa Kim is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. She has indicated that her clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Eden Medical Center. Before performing her residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Kim attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Barry B. Sheppard MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
3300 Webster Street; Suite 500
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Barry Sheppard's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. Dr. Sheppard graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His areas of expertise include 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. Dr. Sheppard has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Clinical Trials, Research, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Broderick-Villa MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
365 Hawthorne Avenue; 101
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Broderick-Villa specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Broderick-Villa honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Broderick-Villa (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Network, and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. Dr. Broderick-Villa is accepting new patients.

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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. Min-Wei Christine Lee M.D.
Specializes in Dermatopathology, MOHS-Micrographic Surgery
average rating 4.68 stars (86 ratings)
3031 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 217
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Min-Wei Lee is a dermatopathology and MOHS-micrographic surgery specialist in Walnut Creek, CA and Berkeley, CA. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and thermage. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, Dr. Lee performed her residency at Scripps Clinic and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , SmartLipo MPX, SmartLipo, tumescent liposuction, SlimLipo, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sclerotherapy, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, YAG Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

MD Laser Spa: Dr. Robert F. Gray
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 2.71 stars (61 ratings)
275 W Macarthur
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Robert Gray is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Pleasanton, CA, Oakland, CA, and Tracy, CA. Patients gave Dr. Gray an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gray include dermabrasion, ptosis repair, and lip implants. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Kaiser Permanente, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gray is affiliated with Sutter Tracy Community Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, Lifestyle Lift, MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Douglas Howard Chin
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
80 Grand Avenue; Suite 810
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Douglas Chin is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon in Oakland, CA. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Chin's areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and down syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Chin (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. In addition, he offers language support for Cantonese and German-speaking patients. Dr. Chin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , SmartLipo, tumescent liposuction, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Robert Griffin M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.55 stars (9 ratings)
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin specializes in plastic surgery and practices in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Griffin honors. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Griffin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Division. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Mrs. Eileen T. Consorti M.D.
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
average rating 4.2 stars (5 ratings)
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA
 

Dr. Eileen Consorti is a Berkeley, CA physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient ratings for Dr. Consorti average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Consorti is especially interested in surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training 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 professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,613
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $667
Dr. Christina R. Allen MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 2.25 stars (2 ratings)
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Christina Allen's specialties are pediatric sports medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and PCL injury. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen takes. She is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Allen attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Allen has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Allen speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Frozen Shoulder, PCL Injury, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, ACL Injury, Shoulder Dislocation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Chan MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6121 Hollis Street; Suite 2
Emeryville, CA
 

Dr. Charles Chan's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Chan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Chan is professionally affiliated with Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Chan has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Sigurd Harald Berven MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.54 stars (6 ratings)
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Sigurd Berven works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Berven include scoliosis, cervical herniated disc, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berven honors. Dr. Berven attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Lumbar Stenosis, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Winfield Peatman M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 2.58 stars (3 ratings)
3315 Broadway
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Peatman is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Peatman's professional affiliations include Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus, and John Muir Physician Network. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,939
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $601
Dr. Bryant A. Toth M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.93 stars (26 ratings)
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Bryant Toth specializes in plastic surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Toth's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Toth is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Toth is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Toth (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Italian. Dr. Toth's hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Vaser liposuction, tumescent liposuction, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin ... (Read more)

Qingwei Robert Yan M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 1.75 stars (7 ratings)
3100 Telegraph Avenue; #3000
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Qingwei Yan practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Oakland, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Yan is 1.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Yan studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks Mandarin, Cantonese, and Shanghainese.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Robotic Surgery

Chih-Hsin C. Wen MD
Specializes in Urology
average rating 1 stars (1 rating)
3300 Webster Street; Suite 710
Oakland, CA
 

Dr. Chih-Hsin Wen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. Dr. Wen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans. He is open to new patients. Dr. Wen is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urologic Disorders, Robotic Surgery

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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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