We found 66 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Erhunmwunsee include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Erhunmwunsee is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Erhunmwunsee include: 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 is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim honors. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Kim completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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 is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, and thymoma. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Raz attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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 specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. His 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 Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vo 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 specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. In her practice, Dr. Shin focuses on laparoscopic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Shin has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean.

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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 is a gynecologic oncologist in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. Before completing her residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Dr. Dellinger attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of 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 distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Dellinger (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Dellinger's hospital/clinic 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. Stephen M Sentovich, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Sentovich's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Sentovich's clinical interests: colon cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, and rectal problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Sentovich attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sentovich include: Boston Super Doctors; NIH Short Term Training Grant UCLA; and New England Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Award. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He is professionally 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. Laleh Golkar Melstrom, MS, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Laleh Melstrom's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Melstrom graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Melstrom include liver cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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. In addition to English, Dr. Melstrom (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Melstrom is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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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 a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include head and neck cancer and microvascular surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include City of Hope and Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. Dr. Gernon is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Gernon attended medical school at the University of Washington School of Medicine. 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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tan is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Summa Health System. He has received the following distinction: 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. Jonathan Lim Yamzon, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of 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

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's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paz include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Paz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Paz speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Babak Samimi's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Samimi is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Samimi attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. New patients are welcome to contact his 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
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Bertram Yuh is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Yuh (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Yuh's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Yuh performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Lau's clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine and a graduate of Tufts Medical Center's residency program. 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's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Santa Clarita, CA. Dr. Satterthwaite attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Clinical interests for Dr. Satterthwaite include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Satterthwaite is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, Dr. Satterthwaite (or staff) speaks 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)

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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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