We found 61 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Arcadia, CA.

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Dr. Erhunmwunsee graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Erhunmwunsee completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Erhunmwunsee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Woodruff Scholarship; Emory University Full Merit-based Scholarship; and Phi Beta Kappa. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jae Yul Kim, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jae Kim is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Dr. Kim has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. He is affiliated with City of Hope. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Thymoma, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $358 - $2,712
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $127 - $806
Dr. Dan Joseph Raz, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Dan Raz specializes in thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Raz include esophageal cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, and thymoma. Dr. Raz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Raz has received professional recognition including the following: the University of California San Francisco Training in Clinical Research Scholar; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burchard Scholar; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Cancer Surgery, Thymoma, Esophageal Cancer Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $450 - $3,332
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $161 - $990
Dr. Quang T Vo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
600 N Garfield Avenue; Suite 204
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Quang Vo is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is especially interested in maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens for residency. Dr. Vo accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Cathy Eun-Young Shin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
468 E Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Cathy Shin's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; she sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Arcadia, CA. Dr. Shin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Korean. In her practice, she is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin accepts. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Thanh Hue Dellinger, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Thanh Dellinger's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dellinger include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Dellinger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Cancer, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Laleh Golkar Melstrom, MS, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Laleh Melstrom is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of expertise include liver cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Melstrom accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for residency. Dr. Melstrom has received professional recognition including the following: Northwestern Resident as Teacher Award, Northwestern Department of Surgery; Northwestern University Kanavel Scholar Award, Northwestern Department of Surgery; and First Prize - Chicago Surgical Society Annual Award For Surgical Research, Chicago Surgical Society. Dr. Melstrom (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Melanoma, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Stephen M Sentovich, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Sentovich's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Sentovich include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal problems. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. On average, patients gave Dr. Sentovich a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Boston Super Doctors; NIH Short Term Training Grant UCLA.; and New England Society of Colon & Rectal. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Anorectal Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Cua Tan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Mark Tan, who practices in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Summa Health System. He has received the distinction of Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Jefferson Joseph Gernon, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Gernon's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of clinical interest consist of head and neck cancer and microvascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope and Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. Dr. Gernon's education and training includes medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He has received the following distinctions: Alpha Omega lapha, University of Washington School of Medicine; Phi Beta Kappa, University of Washinton; and Cardinal Honors Society, Oregon State University.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, HPV, Larynx Problems, Parathyroid Disease, Mouth Problems, Microvascular Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bertram Emmanuel Yuh, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Bertram Yuh practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Arcadia, CA. Dr. Yuh (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Yuh's clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. Dr. Yuh takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Clayton S Lau, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Clayton Lau sees patients in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Pasadena, CA. His medical specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Lau has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Lau has received professional recognition including the following: "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek; General Surgery Teaching Award-Tufts University School of Medicine; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lau (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roger W Satterthwaite, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Roger Satterthwaite works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Satterthwaite attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Satterthwaite include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Satterthwaite (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Kurt Allan Melstrom Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Melstrom practices colon & rectal surgery in Glendora, CA and Duarte, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Melstrom is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Melstrom's distinctions include: John Keeley Surgical Fellowship, Osaka, Japan; Administrative Chief Resident, Loyola University Department of Surgery; and Loyola Surgery Resident Service Project Award. Dr. Melstrom (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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Dr. Jonathan Lim Yamzon, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Yamzon's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yamzon honors. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Yamzon is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,701
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $354
Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz, who practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paz takes. He has received distinctions including America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Paz's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, ... (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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