We found 47 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Walnut Creek, CA.

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Dr. Teimour A Nasirov, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiac Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 220
Walnut Creek, 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. Ramesh Sai Veeragandham, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2222 East Street; #375
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Ranesh Veeragandham is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Veeragandham's hospital/clinic affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and Stanford Health Care - ValleyCare. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Veeragandham accepts. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Guntur Medical College and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Veeragandham (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telugu and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Peripheral Bypass Surgery, Bypass Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Andreas Kamlot, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2222 East Street; #375
Concord, CA
 

Dr. Andreas Kamlot is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kamlot include maze procedure and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Kamlot takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Goethe University Frankfurt and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Kamlot speaks German. His professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Medical Group (SMG) Solano Community Provider Network (CPN), and Sutter Delta Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Maze Procedure, Heart Failure, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Dr. Michaela Straznicka, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
365 Lennon Lane; Suite 250
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Michaela Straznicka's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Straznicka takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and The University Hospital, Newark. She has received the following distinction: San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Straznicka speaks Czech. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Delta Medical Center, Eden Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. She is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $630 - $4,381
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $206 - $1,428
Dr. Donald McCall Lewis, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Donald Lewis is a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave Dr. Lewis an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Orthopaedic Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,060
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $577
Dr. Richard John Wyzykowski, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Richard Wyzykowski's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Walnut Creek, CA, San Ramon, CA, and Brentwood, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Wyzykowski is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Wyzykowski attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles M Chan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; Suite 240
Walnut Creek, 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. Christian Nathan Kirman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
106 La Casa Viaduct; 200
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Christian Kirman is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Kirman is conversant in German. His clinical interests include thigh lift (thighplasty), general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include VA Northern California Health Care System, John Muir Medical Center, Concord, and John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek. He attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Kirman's training includes a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Gender Reassignment Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramin A Behmand, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1776 Ygnacio Valley Road; Suite 108
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Behmand's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Behmand has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek and John Muir Physician Network. Dr. Behmand accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He has received the following distinctions: RealSelf Top Doctor and San Francisco Super Doctors. Dr. Behmand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: German and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. Ziv Mani Peled, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
100 N. Wiget Lane; #160
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Ziv Peled practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery in San Francisco, CA and Walnut Creek, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Peled include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Peled is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. Dr. Peled's residency was performed at Massachusetts General Hospital, a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Dr. Peled (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Robert Wells, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
110 Tampico Drive; #220
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Wells' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Wells include robotic surgery. Dr. Wells is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Wells has received professional recognition including the following: San Francisco Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wells's professional affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Endometrial Ablation, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Charles Francis Preston, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2405 Shadelands Drive
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Charles Preston specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Preston include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,487
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,181
Dr. Denise M Romero, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2021 Mt. Diablo Boulevard; Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Denise Romero specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and orthopedic surgery. Dr. Romero accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Romero obtained her medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include SEBMF - Diablo Division Community Provider Network, Sutter Delta Medical Center, and John Muir Medical Center, Concord. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Shoulder Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Perkin Michael Shiu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1450 Treat Boulevard; #220b
Walnut Creek, CA
 

Dr. Perkin Shiu, who practices in Walnut Creek, CA and Concord, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shiu include pulmonary hypertension, invasive cardiology, and cardiac imaging. He is affiliated with John Muir Medical Center, Concord, John Muir Medical Center, Walnut Creek, and John Muir Physician Network. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Shiu attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Shiu speaks Cantonese.

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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Cardiac Imaging, Pulmonary Hypertension

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $553
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506
Dr. Elisabeth M Schleuning, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
911 Moraga Road; Suite 201
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Elisabeth Schleuning specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Berkeley, CA, Oakland, CA, and Lafayette, CA. Dr. Schleuning is especially interested in women's health issues. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schleuning graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics. She is conversant in French. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Alta Bates Medical Group (ABMG), and Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation (SEBMF). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Anahat Kaur Sandhu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
970 Dewing Avenue; #203
Lafayette, CA
 

Dr. Anahat Sandhu practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She is especially interested in menopause. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sandhu honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and more. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Sandhu speaks Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation HMO Network, and Alta Bates Summit Medical Center - Alta Bates Campus. Dr. Sandhu welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), robotic surgery, laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Amenorrhea, Mirena, Paragard, Intrauterine Device Insertion, ... (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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