We found 108 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield HMO near Los Altos, CA.

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Dr. Pei Hsuan Tsau, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2490 Hospital Drive; Suite 109
Mountain View, 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. John Jih Jong Feng, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Jamplis Building, Level A
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. John Feng is a bariatric surgeon in San Carlos, CA, Palo Alto, CA, and Fremont, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Feng include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Feng trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Feng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Feng's professional affiliations include 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. Teimour A Nasirov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
725 Welch Road; Suite 120
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Teimour Nasirov is a physician who specializes in general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, and pediatric cardiac surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Nasirov include heart surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Dakota. He has received professional recognition including the following: Sacramento Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Nasirov speaks Russian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Pericarditis, Lung Problems, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung Transplant, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Beemen N Khalil, MS, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
795 El Camino Real; Lee Building, Level 3
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Beemen Khalil works as a bariatric surgeon. He speaks Arabic. Dr. Khalil has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Khalil is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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'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)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
300 Pasteur Drive
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Shrager's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Dr. Shrager takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $767
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $229
Dr. Andrew Philip Gutow, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E. El Camino Real; South Wing, 1st Floor
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Gutow is a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Palo Alto, CA and Mountain View, CA. Dr. Gutow's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and hand surgery procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. Dr. Gutow is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Richard E Gayle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Richard Gayle works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Dr. Gayle's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Gayle accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His medical residency was performed at Howard University Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Gayle speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, 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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Chun's areas of expertise consist of heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Chun's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Korean. Dr. Chun 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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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
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Maser works as a plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Maser's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Maser's professional affiliations include 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
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. Warren King is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. King is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in orthopedic surgery. Dr. King is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. King is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Eden Medical Center. Dr. King 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 specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Clinical interests for Dr. Adamson include infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Adamson attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Adamson completed a residency program at Toronto General Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Adamson an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Kier J Ecklund, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Kier Ecklund specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Mountain View, CA and Sunnyvale, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ecklund include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ecklund takes. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ecklund's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles M Chan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
300 Pasteur Drive; Edwards Building, #r105
Stanford, CA
 

Dr. Charles Chan's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Chan completed residency programs at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Chan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Chan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Valley Health Plan, Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Mary L. Johnson Specialty Services, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Chan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Trauma

Dr. Michael Ramana Sathy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
701 E El Camino Real
Mountain View, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sathy's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sathy average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include hand surgery procedures and orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sathy honors. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sathy completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong works as a plastic surgeon in Palo Alto, CA and Los Altos, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and dermabrasion. The average patient rating for Dr. Hong is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hong is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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