We found 46 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare PPO near East Palo Alto, CA.

Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, 1st Floor
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Pei Tsau is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. She works in Redwood City, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Palo Alto, CA. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tsau speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Tsau is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She has an open panel.

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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. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. John Feng's medical specialty is bariatric surgery. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Feng has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Feng is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Beemen N Khalil, MS, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil is a bariatric surgeon in Palo Alto, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. Dr. Khalil is especially interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khalil accepts. Before completing his residency at Harlem Hospital Center, Dr. Khalil attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Khalil's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Khalil is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $790
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $191
Dr. Tomomi Oka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
87 Encina Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Tomomi Oka works as a chest surgeon and critical care specialist. Dr. Oka has indicated that his clinical interests include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Oka accepts. He is a graduate of Keio University. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He speaks Japanese. Dr. Oka is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Andrew Philip Gutow, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow's areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Gutow's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Gutow is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Sung H Chun, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
87 Encina Avenue; Encina Building, Level 1
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Sung Chun practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Chun include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chun honors. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He speaks Korean. Dr. Chun's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiological Study, Ventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,082
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $548
Dr. Benjamin M Maser, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Maser is a plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for his residency. Dr. Maser's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maser accepts. Dr. Maser speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Warren D King, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Warren King, who practices in Palo Alto, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. King average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. King include orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. King trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, robotic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 131
  • Charge (avg.): $1,298 - $4,540
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $184 - $1,163
Dr. Geoffrey David Adamson, BS, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2350 W El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. G. Adamson's area of specialization is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Toronto General Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adamson include infertility. Dr. Adamson's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Adamson honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Adamson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Hypothyroidism, Laser Surgery, Male Infertility, Infertility, Polycystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Hong's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. He is rated highly by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hong honors. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Hong performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Frank S Chen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Frank Chen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Palo Alto, CA and San Carlos, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen has indicated that his clinical interests include sports health and orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Radial Head Replacement, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin L Eakin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Colin Eakin's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Eakin average 4.5 stars out of 5. In Dr. Eakin's practice, he is particularly interested in orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Eakin is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 165
  • Charge (avg.): $1,574 - $4,462
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $193 - $1,223
Dr. Keith L Lee, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Keith Lee's specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Lee's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Lee completed a residency program at Stanford University Medical Center. He speaks Mandarin and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laser prostate surgery, robotic pyeloplasty, laparoscopic nephrectomy

All Interests: Urologic Cancer, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, Male ... (Read more)

Dr. Roberto Ivan Diaz, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Roberto Diaz specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Mountain View, CA and Palo Alto, CA. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Diaz is especially interested in hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Diaz is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Diaz's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Finger Joint Replacement, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Wrist Replacement, Tendon ... (Read more)

Dr. James T Badger, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
795 El Camino Real
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. James Badger is a general surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in surgical procedures. Dr. Badger is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Badger accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Badger's office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Endoscopy, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $2,698
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $737
Dr. Nellis Allan Smith, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1950 University Avenue; Suite 160
E Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Nellis Smith is a specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and nuclear scan. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Smith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Sports Health, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Implantable Loop Recorder, Nuclear Stress Test, ... (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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