We found 7 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA Indemnity near Oakland, CA.

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Mrs Eileen T Consorti MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.2 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA

Dr. Eileen Consorti is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She is especially interested in surgical procedures. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Consorti is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Consorti attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. She has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Consorti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,613
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $667
Dr John Robert Griffin MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.55 stars out of 5 (9 ratings)
744 52nd Street
Oakland, CA

Dr. John Griffin practices plastic surgery in San Mateo, CA, Oakland, CA, and Walnut Creek, CA. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Patients gave Dr. Griffin an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Griffin attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Menlo Park Surgical Hospital (MPSH), and Mills-Peninsula Division. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Griffin's 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 Kier Vanremoortere MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere practices general obstetrics & gynecology in San Francisco, CA, Berkeley, CA, and Orinda, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Vanremoortere's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and essure. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Vanremoortere is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Contraception, Family Planning, Sterilization, W ... (Read more)

Cindy Erxin Zhang MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
12 Camino Encinas
Orinda, CA

Dr. Cindy Zhang is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Zhang include vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), high risk pregnancy, and contraception (birth control). She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). Dr. Zhang is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, ... (Read more)

Refugio Gonzalez MD
Specializes in Surgery
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA

Dr. Refugio Gonzalez sees patients in Modesto, CA and Berkeley, CA. His medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Gonzalez speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gonzalez include surgical procedures. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Gonzalez is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,333
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $657
Dr Sheldon Solomon Kabaker MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.62 stars out of 5 (50 ratings)
3324 Webster Street
Oakland, CA

Dr. Sheldon Kabaker is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, skin lightening, and voluma. The average patient rating for Dr. Kabaker is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kabaker accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: F. Mark Rafaty Award, AAFPRS; Professional Recognitions: Past President, ISHRS; and Treasurer, ISHRS.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, MACS Facelift, Mini Facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Cosmetic Surgery, Juvederm, Chemic ... (Read more)

Terrence H Liu MD
Specializes in Surgery
2850 Telegraph Avenue; Suite 120
Berkeley, CA

Dr. Terrence Liu is a surgery specialist. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, endocrine surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Liu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Liu is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Cancer Surgery, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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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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