We found 74 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, who practices in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Erhunmwunsee 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 attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Erhunmwunsee has received the following distinctions: 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 sees patients in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kim's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. He is affiliated with City of Hope. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $358 - $2,712
  • Medicare Cost: $127 - $806
Dr. Dan Joseph Raz, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Dan Raz works as a chest surgeon. Dr. Raz's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, and thymoma. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Raz studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Raz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His distinctions include: the University of California San Francisco Training in Clinical Research Scholar; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burchard Scholar; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $450 - $3,332
  • Medicare Cost: $161 - $990
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. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Shin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

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, who practices in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Vo has indicated that his clinical interests include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,490 - $3,630
  • Medicare Cost: $434 - $1,647
Dr. Thanh Hue Dellinger, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Thanh Dellinger is a gynecologic oncologist in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. Dr. Dellinger has a special interest in ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Dellinger completed her residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Dellinger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese.

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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 physician who specializes in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Melstrom (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. In Dr. Melstrom's practice, she is particularly interested in liver cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Northwestern Memorial Hospital's residency program. Dr. Melstrom honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Melstrom include: 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.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Thomas Gernon is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gernon is especially interested in head and neck cancer and microvascular surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Gernon include: Alpha Omega lapha, University of Washington School of Medicine; Phi Beta Kappa, University of Washinton; and Cardinal Honors Society, Oregon State University. Dr. Gernon is affiliated with City of Hope and Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Stephen Sentovich sees patients in Arcadia, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Duarte, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sentovich's areas of expertise include colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Sentovich average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sentovich's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received distinctions including Boston Super Doctors; NIH Short Term Training Grant UCLA.; and New England Society of Colon & Rectal. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Sentovich's practice 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Tan obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at Summa Health System. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan has received professional recognition including the following: Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His professional 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. Kurt Allan Melstrom Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Melstrom is a physician who specializes in colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Melstrom is affiliated with City of Hope. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Melstrom attended Weill Cornell Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Melstrom 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) speaks the following languages: 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 an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Yamzon attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Yamzon has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,701
  • Medicare Cost: $354
Dr. Bertram Emmanuel Yuh, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Bertram Yuh specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Yuh has a special interest in bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yuh (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Yuh is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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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's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lau include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lau takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinctions: "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 Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 122
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,128 - $9,016
  • Medicare Cost: $410 - $1,747
Dr. Roger W Satterthwaite, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Roger Satterthwaite practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Satterthwaite include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Satterthwaite average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Satterthwaite accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Satterthwaite (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,428 - $7,314
  • Medicare Cost: $318 - $1,409
Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz works as a general surgeon and cancer surgeon. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Paz is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Before performing his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile, Dr. Paz attended the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Paz has received professional recognition including the following: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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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.