We found 57 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept AARP near Burlingame, CA.

Dr. Kimberly Moore Dalal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Dalal attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. She has indicated that her clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Dalal accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Whipple Procedure, Lymphadenectomy, Research, Rectal Problems, Rectal ... (Read more)

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Tsau is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Tsau is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Brett Courtney Sheridan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Brett Sheridan sees patients in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Dr. Sheridan's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. In his practice, Dr. Sheridan focuses on heart transplant. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Randolph Wong is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. Patients rated Dr. Wong highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Wong obtained his medical school training at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Melanoma, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B. 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka's specialties are thoracic surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). In his practice, Dr. Oka focuses on thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Oka is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Oka is a graduate of Keio University. For his professional training, Dr. Oka completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, Dr. Oka speaks Japanese.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Mediastinal Tumor, Pleural Effusion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Foster practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and San Jose, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Foster include colorectal surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster accepts. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Foster completed her residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Anal Fistula, Pilonidal Cyst, Colorectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,360
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $381
Dr. Dirk Stephen Baumann, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Baumann specializes in vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery and practices in San Mateo, CA, Burlingame, CA, and Daly City, CA. Dr. Baumann's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. Dr. Baumann takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Surgery

Dr. Bruce L Allen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 360
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Allen works as a general surgeon, cancer surgeon, and cardiothoracic surgeon in San Mateo, CA. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Allen's clinical interests include melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. Dr. Allen's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Melanoma, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,577
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $734
Dr. Gerald R Sydorak, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1828 El Camino Real; Suite 611
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Gerald Sydorak is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Sydorak obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Sydorak (or staff) speaks German, Ukrainian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Hospital, Sutter Medical Network, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Sydorak is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,166
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $734
Dr. Paul Nasario Abeyta, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1501 Trousdale Drive #115; Burlingame Center, Department of Orthopedics
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Paul Abeyta is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Burlingame, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Abeyta's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Mills-Peninsula Division. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Abeyta attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Dr. Abeyta trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Robert Griffin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 470
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. John Griffin is a plastic surgeon in San Mateo, CA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Griffin's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Division. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Griffin studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Double Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Chih-Yu Sun, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1720 El Camino Real; #116
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Edward Sun works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in San Mateo, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Daly City, CA. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Hospital, Sutter Medical Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Sun's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Millette Buncke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
101 N. El Camino Real; Suite A
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Buncke, who practices in San Francisco, CA and San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Buncke's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Buncke average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Buncke accepts 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. Buncke (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Todd Soung Kim, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Todd Kim practices osteopathic manipulative medicine and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Kim's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include foot problems, shoulder problems, and elbow problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kim speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana Shiao-Yin Divanji, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 4th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Diana Divanji's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Divanji is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Divanji attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Divanji (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Jaret M Butler, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 1st Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler, who practices in Burlingame, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Mountain View, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Butler's areas of expertise include the following: hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Butler trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Butler speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Butler's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,858
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $626

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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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