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We found 75 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 is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Erhunmwunsee include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Erhunmwunsee performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Erhunmwunsee takes. Dr. Erhunmwunsee has received the following distinctions: Woodruff Scholarship; Emory University Full Merit-based Scholarship; and Phi Beta Kappa.

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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's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Kim has a special interest in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Raz's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, and thymoma. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Raz include: 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

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $450 - $3,332
  • Medicare Cost: $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 sees patients in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His areas of clinical interest consist of maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Vo's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Cathy Shin is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Arcadia, CA. She is especially interested in laparoscopic surgery. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. Dr. Shin is 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. Thanh Hue Dellinger, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Thanh Dellinger's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Dellinger include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dellinger honors. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Dellinger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. She is affiliated with 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 surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. In her practice, she is particularly interested in liver cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. Dr. Melstrom is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Dr. Melstrom attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. She has received the following distinctions: 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 the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Roger Satterthwaite specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Satterthwaite's clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, and City of Hope. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Satterthwaite's education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Satterthwaite (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Stephen Sentovich's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Sentovich has a special interest in colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal problems. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sentovich 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 welcomes 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. Kurt Allan Melstrom Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Melstrom is a colon & rectal surgery specialist. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Melstrom accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. His 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. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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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. Dr. Gernon's areas of expertise consist of head and neck cancer and microvascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope and Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Gernon accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He has received distinctions including 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. Clayton S Lau, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Clayton Lau is an urologist and surgical oncologist in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Pasadena, CA. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. Dr. Lau's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lau trained at Tufts Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek; General Surgery Teaching Award-Tufts University School of Medicine; and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Lau (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish.

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

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yamzon include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yamzon is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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

Dr. Mark Tan is a plastic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tan accepts. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Summa Health System. Dr. Tan has received the distinction of Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Vijay Trisal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Vijay Trisal is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Trisal's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. Dr. Trisal accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Best Resident of the Year Providence Hospital; and Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Soft Tissue Problems, Melanoma

Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Paz's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Paz has received the following distinctions: 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.