We found 65 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Arcadia, CA.

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

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee is a specialist in thoracic surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Erhunmwunsee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Erhunmwunsee's training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Erhunmwunsee include: 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 practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Kim graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kim completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kim is affiliated with City of Hope.

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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 works as a chest surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Raz focuses on esophageal cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, and thymoma. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Raz attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He 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. Dr. Raz is professionally 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 works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Vo's clinical interests include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens for residency. Dr. Vo's distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC) and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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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 works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Los Angeles, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Arcadia, CA. She has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shin accepts. Before completing her residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Shin attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Shin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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. Thanh Hue Dellinger, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Thanh Dellinger's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dellinger takes. She is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. She trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for her residency. Dr. Dellinger has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Dellinger (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. She is professionally 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. 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; he sees patients in Arcadia, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Duarte, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Sentovich average 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, rectal surgery, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sentovich honors. Dr. Sentovich is open to new patients. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sentovich include: Boston Super Doctors; NIH Short Term Training Grant UCLA; and New England Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Award. Dr. Sentovich offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Laleh Melstrom's specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Her areas of clinical interest consist of liver cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Melstrom is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Melstrom studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained at Northwestern Memorial Hospital for her residency. 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. 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. Jonathan Lim Yamzon, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks 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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Paz is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He studied medicine at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paz accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Babak Samimi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
741 South Orange Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Babak Samimi is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Samimi obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Samimi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Samimi's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bertram Emmanuel Yuh, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Bertram Yuh's medical specialty is urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Yuh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo, Dr. Yuh attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yuh takes. He has received the distinction of 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 is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Lau's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Tufts Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Lau 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 Super Doctors. Dr. Lau (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

Dr. Roger W Satterthwaite, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Roger Satterthwaite is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Satterthwaite at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Satterthwaite obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Satterthwaite (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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, 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 is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, Dr. Melstrom focuses on robotic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Melstrom attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. Dr. Melstrom has received the following distinctions: John Keeley Surgical Fellowship, Osaka, Japan; Administrative Chief Resident, Loyola University Department of Surgery; and Loyola Surgery Resident Service Project Award. In addition to English, Dr. Melstrom (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Mark Tan is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tan completed a residency program at Summa Health System. He has received the following distinction: Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. His 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)

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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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