We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HealthSmart near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Gregg H Jossart, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Jossart's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Jossart obtained his medical school training at the University of Minnesota Medical School and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has indicated that his clinical interests include surgical procedures. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Jossart's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

All Interests: Achalasia, Gastric Electrical Stimulation, Gastroparesis, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Heller Myotomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $6,172
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,731
Dr. Brett Courtney Sheridan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
2340 Clay Street; Suite 114
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Brett Sheridan is a cardiac surgery specialist. His clinical interests include heart transplant. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sheridan performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Sheridan is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart Problems, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Xun Wang, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sean Wang is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in San Francisco, CA, Fremont, CA, and Dublin, CA. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Wang's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Washington Hospital Healthcare System, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Wang completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang honors. He is open to 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. Richard H Hongo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 110
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Hongo is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center and Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Portland. Dr. Hongo's clinical interests encompass heart problems. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hongo honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hongo include: San Francisco Super Doctors; Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and American College of Cardiology, District Councilor. Dr. Hongo (or staff) is conversant in Japanese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish and Chinese. Dr. Hongo's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is accepting 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. Peter B Weber, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 115
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Peter Weber is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist in San Francisco, CA. In his practice, Dr. Weber focuses on neurosurgery. Dr. Weber is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Weber's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Cervical Spine Problems, Spinal Stenosis, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alexandra Lee Haessler, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
3838 California Street; Suite 316
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Alexandra Haessler specializes in urogynecology. Dr. Haessler obtained her medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Haessler include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, urodynamics (bladder and urethra function test), and urinary incontinence. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haessler accepts. Dr. Haessler has received the following distinction: the University of California, San Francisco, Teaching Award. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Seton Hospital, and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Neurostimulation, Interstitial Cystitis, Physical Therapy Treatment, Urogynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert W Chow, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1 Daniel Burnham Court; Suite 368c
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Albert Chow works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. He is conversant in Cantonese. These areas are among Dr. Chow's clinical interests: dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Davis Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Chow is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Chow is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Corwin Detch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Detch works as an orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco, CA and Burlingame, CA. Dr. Detch's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Mills-Peninsula Division, and VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Detch's office for an appointment. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is conversant in Spanish.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Ian Brill, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Gynecology
3700 California Street; Ground Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Brill specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and gynecology and practices in San Francisco, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Brill is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Brill performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Gynecological Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Richard A Francoz, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 516
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Richard Francoz is an adult cardiology specialist. In his practice, Dr. Francoz focuses on heart problems. Dr. Francoz is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Francoz trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Francoz offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Francoz is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and CPMC - St. Luke's Campus. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Devices, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Invasive Cardiology, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,628
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $574
Dr. Assad A Hassoun, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Assad Hassoun's areas of specialization are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hassoun's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, liver cancer, and kidney cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Mosul College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Hassoun (or staff) speaks Arabic and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Liver Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Lewis Zhiyuan Leng, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Castro & Duboce Streets; 175a South Tower
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lewis Leng is a specialist in neurosurgery. In addition to English, Dr. Leng speaks Mandarin. Clinical interests for Dr. Leng include neurosurgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. Dr. Leng is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Leng is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Kier Courson Van Remoortere, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1001 Portrero Avenue; 6d
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Kier Vanremoortere's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Vanremoortere's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and essure. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Vanremoortere is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF), and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Roberto W Osorio, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Robert Osorio's specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and transplant surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer surgery and liver transplant. Dr. Osorio accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Osorio trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Osorio is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic liver resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic adrenalectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Lymphadenectomy, Liver Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Pancreas Problems, Kidney Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lejla Delic, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3838 California Street; Suite 410
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lejla Delic is a gynecologic oncologist in San Francisco, CA. She has a special interest in gynecologic cancer. Dr. Delic takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. She is conversant in Croatian. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. Dr. Delic welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Vulvar Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, HPV, Gynecologic Surgery, Cervical Cancer, Uterine ... (Read more)

Dr. William I Bry, MD
Specializes in Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. William Bry, who practices in San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in transplant surgery. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Bry performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is especially interested in kidney transplant. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bry takes. Dr. Bry has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Nephrectomy

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $677

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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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