We found 25 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Western Health Advantage HMO near Greenbrae, CA.

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Dr. Crystine Mengchao Lee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
5 Bon Air Road; Suite 101
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Crystine Lee's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery; she sees patients in Larkspur, CA, Novato, CA, and Sonoma, CA. Dr. Lee is conversant in Mandarin. Her areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital (MGH) and Novato Community Hospital. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Lee attended Stanford University School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. She has received the distinction of [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Lee is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Achalasia, Thyroid Surgery, Lymphadenectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $962 - $1,521
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $432 - $705
Dr. Rhunjay James Yu, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1000 S Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Rhunjay Yu is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Yu accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Yu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH), Adventist Health System, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Yu is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Tancredi F D Amore, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
21 Tamal Vista Boulevard; Suite 103
Corte Madera, CA
 

Dr. Tancredi D'amore sees patients in Corte Madera, CA and San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and dermabrasion. His professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital (MGH) and San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC). Dr. D'amore is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending the University of Lausanne Faculty of Biology and Medicine for medical school, Dr. D'amore completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. He has received the following distinctions: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. D'amore (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Italian.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexis April Cardellini, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Alexis Cardellini is a Greenbrae, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery and women's health issues. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cardellini studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for her residency. Dr. Cardellini has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Marin General Hospital (MGH) and Novato Community Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward John Alfrey, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery
5 Bon Air Road; Suite 101
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Edward Alfrey is a specialist in general surgery and transplant surgery. He works in Larkspur, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Alfrey attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Alfrey include: Excellence in Teaching Surgery Residents, Southern Illinois University and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Peter S Uzelac, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
Attn: Jaimie Vigil; Attn: Jaimie Vigil
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Peter Uzelac is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He works in Greenbrae, CA and Santa Rosa, CA. Dr. Uzelac's clinical interests encompass infertility. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Uzelac (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital (MGH). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy

All Interests: Hysterosalpingography, Infertility, Sonohysterography, in Vitro Fertilization, Endometrial Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cynthia Hom M. Goodman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1240 So. Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Cynthia Goodman is a plastic surgery specialist in Larkspur, CA and Greenbrae, CA. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Goodman is affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH) and Novato Community Hospital. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel. Dr. Goodman graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Goodman include: Plastic Surgery Educational Foundation Scholarship Junior Award; Plastic Surgery Research Council, Best Student Presentation; and the University of California, Berkeley Most Outstanding pre-medical Alumni Scholar.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Mulvey Bennett, MD
Specializes in Urology
1000 South Eliseo Drive; Suite 201
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Patrick Bennett is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Greenbrae, CA and Novato, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bennett include urologic (genitourinary) disorders and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH) and Novato Community Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Western Health Advantage. He is open to new patients. Dr. Bennett studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Bennett's distinctions include: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine and San Francisco Super Doctors. He speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Laser Lithotripsy, Radical Nephrectomy, Ureteroscopy, Varicocele, Microsurgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Asher Belek, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
655 Redwood Highway; Suite100
Mill Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Belek's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Belek's professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital (MGH), Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Summit Campus. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Belek trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dupuytren's ... (Read more)

Dr. David B Galland, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
100 A Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. David Galland is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Galland (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Galland attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Galland is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Galland welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Brian W Su, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2 Bon Air Road; Suite 120
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Brian Su is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Larkspur, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Su attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His distinctions include: Active in spinal surgery research and device innovation and Director of Spine Surgery, Marin Spine and Bran Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Su speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH). He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,046
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521
Dr. Brian E Demuth, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Brian Demuth is a Greenbrae, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Demuth include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Demuth is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH). He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Demuth has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Demuth takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Demuth has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Michael J Oechsel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18 Bon Air
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Michael Oechsel works as an orthopedist. He is professionally affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH). Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Oechsel attended Georgetown University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Oechsel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Oechsel include: San Francisco Super Doctors; [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine; and Top Physicians, San Francisco Chronicle. He welcomes 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)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $1,959 - $1,973
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $287 - $706
Dr. Lizellen La La Follette, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
599 Sir Francis Drake Boulevard; Suite 301
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. Lizellen Lafollette is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Lafollette's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lafollette include labiaplasty, perineoplasty, and vaginoplasty. She is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Marin General Hospital (MGH), and Novato Community Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lafollette is open to new patients. Before completing her residency at MetroHealth Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Lafollette attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine; Advanced Robotic Training and Certificate; and Sutter Novato Hospital, Ethics Committee, Chair. Dr. Lafollette (or staff) is conversant in Swedish, Spanish, and German.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Labiaplasty, Laparoscopic Surgery, Perineoplasty, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kirsten Jennifer Voss, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
100a Drakes Landing Road; Suite 225
Greenbrae, CA
 

Dr. K. Voss works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Greenbrae, CA and Novato, CA. Dr. Voss's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is especially interested in laparoscopic surgery. She is affiliated with Marin General Hospital (MGH) and Novato Community Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Voss attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Voss include: Marin General Hospital, Department of OB/GYN, Chairman and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sujoya Dey, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2 Bon Air Road; Suite 100
Larkspur, CA
 

Dr. Sujoya Dey, who practices in Larkspur, CA and Novato, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Dey (or staff) speaks the following languages: Bengali and Hindi. She has a special interest in heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Dey's professional affiliations include Marin General Hospital (MGH), Mills-Peninsula Health Services, and Novato Community Hospital. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Dey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Western Health Advantage, and Blue Shield. She has received the following distinctions: [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine, 2014 News and Cardiac Ablation: Low Risk, Non-Surgical Treatment for Heart Rhythm Problems. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 51
  • Charge (avg.): $1,118 - $1,928
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $460 - $931

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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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