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Kimberly Moore Dalal MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.8 stars (75 ratings)
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Kimberly Dalal, who practices in San Mateo, CA and Burlingame, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Dalal's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Dalal include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), colorectal surgery procedures, and cancer surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dalal honors. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Dalal has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

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

Dirk Baumann M.D.
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.8 stars (86 ratings)
1501 Trousdale Drive; 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Dirk Baumann sees patients in San Mateo, CA, Burlingame, CA, and Daly City, CA. His medical specialties are vascular surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and thoracic surgery. Dr. Baumann attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Baumann include abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) and endovascular surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Baumann honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Baumann is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

Bruce Allen M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Cardiothoracic Surgery
average rating 4.59 stars (88 ratings)
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 360
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Bruce Allen is a general surgeon, surgical oncologist, and cardiothoracic surgeon in San Mateo, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass melanoma, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Allen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. Dr. Allen has an open panel.

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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
Pamela Foster M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.7 stars (87 ratings)
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 5th Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Foster specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Foster's areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Foster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Colorectal Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,360
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $381
Paul N. Abeyta MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 4.58 stars (99 ratings)
1501 Trousdale Drive; Suite 115
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Paul Abeyta is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Burlingame, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Abeyta is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Abeyta's areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Mills-Peninsula Division. Dr. Abeyta takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Abeyta is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. John Robert Griffin M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.55 stars (9 ratings)
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 470
San Mateo, 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)

Dr. Diana S. Divanji M.D.
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. She is especially interested in high risk pregnancy, hysteroscopy, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Divanji's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She is open to new patients. Dr. Divanji graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then she performed her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Divanji (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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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. Robert Corwin Detch MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.7 stars (92 ratings)
1501 Trousdale Drive; First Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Robert Detch's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Detch is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Detch is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty

Jaret Butler MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.66 stars (99 ratings)
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 1st Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Jaret Butler's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Burlingame, CA, San Carlos, CA, and Mountain View, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Butler include hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Butler attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU) for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,858
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $626
Alan Burton Schwartz MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
average rating 4.68 stars (92 ratings)
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building 2, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Alan Schwartz's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Burlingame, CA. Dr. Schwartz's clinical interests include electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago, Dr. Schwartz attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Schwartz average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schwartz accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,173
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $538
Dr. Alberto Antonio Bolanos M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.84 stars (7 ratings)
100 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 424
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Alberto Bolanos is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Mateo, CA. Dr. Bolanos's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Bolanos focuses on orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Kingsbrook Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Bolanos is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Seton Hospital, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Bolanos welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Orthopedic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $884
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $772
Dr. Jennifer Bock-Hughes M.D.
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 2 stars (3 ratings)
100 S Ellsworth Avenue; Suite 308
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Bock-Hughes' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bock-Hughes's clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery and thyroid surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Bock-Hughes (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and German. Dr. Bock-Hughes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

Frank J. Piro MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 3.33 stars (3 ratings)
50 S San Mateo Drive; Suite 470
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Frank Piro is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piro include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Piro's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin and residency at St. Mary's Hospital. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Piro takes. Dr. Piro is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Paul E. Hazelrig Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 4.5 stars (2 ratings)
77 N. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Paul Hazelrig's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee arthritis, hip arthritis, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG), and Mills-Peninsula Physician Network. Dr. Hazelrig honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Hazelrig welcomes new patients. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Clinical Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Hip Arthritis, Orthopedic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $1,347 - $3,488
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $314 - $775
Gregory Engel M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
average rating 4.43 stars (4 ratings)
1501 Trousdale Drive; Building B, 2nd Floor
Burlingame, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Engel's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in East Palo Alto, CA, San Jose, CA, and Redwood City, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Engel include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Engel attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group, and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,288
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $573
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
average rating 4.37 stars (10 ratings)
50 South San Mateo Drive; Suite 105
San Mateo, CA
 

Dr. Sharon Clark is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. She is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Clark completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Clark include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). On average, patients gave Dr. Clark a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Clark (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and French. Dr. Clark's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Mills-Peninsula Medical Group (MPMG). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Hair Transplant, ... (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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