We found 95 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Daly City, CA.

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Dr. Randolph W.Y. Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
901 Campus Drive; Suite 111
Daly City, 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. Lowell Albert Wetter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
901 Campus Drive; Suite 111
Daly City, CA
 

Dr. Lowell Wetter sees patients in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Wetter has a special interest in colorectal surgery procedures. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Wetter obtained his medical school training at Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Anal Fistula, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Biliary ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,149
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602
Dr. Dirk Stephen Baumann, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery
901 Campus Drive; Suite 111
Daly City, 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. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; #340
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. Patient ratings for Dr. Silkiss average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Silkiss is affiliated with 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, Double Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Mathias Alexander Masem, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mathias Masem practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masem include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. 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 attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Masem is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. 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. Edward Chih-Yu Sun, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Southgate Avenue; #207
Daly City, 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. Sean Xun Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sean Wang is an otolaryngologist in San Francisco, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. Dr. Wang attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Surfer's Ear, Food Allergy, Sinus Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1580 Valencia Street; #106
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg specializes in orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meinberg include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meinberg is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Meinberg 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. Richard H Hongo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1580 Valencia Street; Suite 412
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hongo is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hongo (or staff) speaks Japanese. In addition, he offers language support for patients who speak Spanish and Chinese. His clinical interests encompass heart problems. Dr. Hongo is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Hongo's medical residency was performed at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hongo takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hongo include: San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Radiofrequency Ablation, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $2,628 - $4,571
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $559 - $975
Dr. Ira D Sharlip, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
400 Parnassus Avenue; Sixth Floor, Suite A610
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ira Sharlip specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He offers language support for patients who speak Filipino and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Sharlip's clinical interests: infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital (MGH). He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Sharlip's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His 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. Sharlip honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sharlip's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Prosthetics, Varicocele, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,990
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $938
Dr. Gregory Millette Buncke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
45 Castro Street; Suite 121
San Francisco, 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. Sigurd Harald Berven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Parnassus Avenue; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sigurd Berven specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, cervical herniated disc, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Dr. Berven is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Berven is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

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

Dr. Stanley James Rogers, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Bariatrics
521 Parnassus Avenue; Rm C-341
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Rogers is a surgeon and bariatrician in San Francisco, CA. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among his clinical interests: obesity, ventral hernia, and laparoscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rogers at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rogers is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Ventral Hernia, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $6,405
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,621
Dr. Charles Kyung Chul Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 508
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Charles Lee is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Honors & Awards: America's Top Surgeon's Award; [415] Top Doctors (San Francisco & Marin); and NBC Bay Area Top Physicians. Dr. Lee offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Korean, and Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Parnassus Avenue; Mu320w
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lattanza include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Lattanza has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lattanza's office for an appointment.

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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. Amir Meir Matityahu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1580 Valencia Street; Suite #106
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Amir Matityahu is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matityahu studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Matityahu speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee ... (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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