We found 120 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana near San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Peter Thomas Anastassiou, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2100 Webster Street; Suite 200
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Peter Anastassiou's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and thoracic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Anastassiou highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. His professional affiliations include Seton Hospital, Sutter Medical Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Anastassiou is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, and a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Anastassiou include: San Francisco Super Doctors and [415] Top Doctor, Marin Magazine. Dr. Anastassiou (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pleural Effusion, Thoracic Cancer, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Michael Rabkin, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery, Transplant Surgery
2340 Clay Street; 4th Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. John Rabkin sees patients in San Francisco, CA. His medical specialties are bariatric surgery and transplant surgery. Dr. Rabkin attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rabkin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Rabkin include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and liver transplant. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Rabkin is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Dr. Rabkin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic splenectomy, laparoscopic liver resection

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Liver Transplant, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Splenectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4150 Clement Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Yap works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Daly City, CA and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Yap (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Filipino. Dr. Yap is professionally affiliated with Seton Hospital, Sutter Medical Network, and Brown & Toland Physicians. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alberta, Dr. Yap attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yap takes. Dr. Yap welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,244
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $573
Dr. Rona Zel Silkiss, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology
711 Van Ness Avenue; #340
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Rona Silkiss is a medical specialist in ophthalmic plastic surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. Her education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Jules Stein Eye Institute. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, lipoma excision, and collagen injections. Patient ratings for Dr. Silkiss average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Silkiss (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Dr. Silkiss is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Washington Hospital Healthcare System. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic dacryocystorhinostomy

All Interests: Graves Disease, Eye Muscle Surgery, Retinoblastoma, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Double Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Mathias Alexander Masem, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Mathias Masem practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Masem include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and hand surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. He attended the University of Minnesota Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Masem is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of San Francisco Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Wrist Fracture, Hand Fracture, Dupuytren's Contracture, Foot Surgery, Wrist ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Chih-Yu Sun, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1700 California Street; Suite 300
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Edward Sun works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in San Mateo, CA, San Francisco, CA, and Daly City, CA. Dr. Sun (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His clinical interests encompass orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Hospital, Sutter Medical Network, and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Sun's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sun accepts. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Grant Meinberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2550 23rd Street; Building 9 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Eric Meinberg specializes in orthopedic trauma and pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Francisco, CA and Oakland, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Meinberg include orthopedic surgery. Dr. Meinberg is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC). Dr. Meinberg has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Fracture Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Ira D Sharlip, MD, BA
Specializes in Urology
2100 Webster Street; Suite 222
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Ira Sharlip specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He offers language support for patients who speak Filipino and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Sharlip's clinical interests: infertility and urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Marin General Hospital (MGH). He attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Sharlip's medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharlip honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sharlip's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laser prostate surgery

All Interests: Prosthetics, Varicocele, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,990
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $938
Dr. Gregory Millette Buncke, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
45 Castro Street; Suite 121
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Gregory Buncke, who practices in San Francisco, CA and San Mateo, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Buncke's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Buncke average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Buncke accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Buncke (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sigurd Harald Berven, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
500 Parnassus Avenue; 3rd Floor, Ucsf Department of Orthopedic Surgery
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Sigurd Berven specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, cervical herniated disc, and extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF). Dr. Berven is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. Dr. Berven is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF)

All Interests: Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Scoliosis, Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Stenosis, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Kyung Chul Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2250 Hayes Street; Suite 508
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Charles Lee is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in San Francisco, CA. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Honors & Awards: America's Top Surgeon's Award; [415] Top Doctors (San Francisco & Marin); and NBC Bay Area Top Physicians. Dr. Lee offers language support for patients who speak Cantonese, Korean, and Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, CPMC - St. Luke's Campus, and Brown & Toland Physicians. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa L Lattanza, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1500 Owens Street; Suite 170
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Lattanza's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Lattanza include dupuytren's contracture, wrist fracture, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Toledo College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Lattanza has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lattanza's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Amir Meir Matityahu, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1701 Divisadero Street; Suite 240
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Amir Matityahu is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matityahu studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Matityahu speaks Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. He is open to 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)

Dr. Stephen Preble Daane, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2186 Geary Boulevard; Suite 212
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Daane, who practices in San Francisco, CA and San Ramon, CA, is a medical specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Daane is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Daane attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Stanford University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Daane speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
490 Post Street; Suite 900
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Colyvas a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Colyvas's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephanie Noi Ling Chun, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
450 Sutter Street; Suite 1108
San Francisco, CA
 

Dr. Stephanie Chun specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chun's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Oakwood Hospital & Medical Center, Dr. Chun attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Chun (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Cantonese. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Chinese Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (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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