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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 is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. She is especially interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Erhunmwunsee is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. She graduated from Harvard Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Erhunmwunsee completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Erhunmwunsee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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's specialty is thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Kim attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He 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

  • 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 chest surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, and thymoma. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raz accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Raz performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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. He is professionally 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. Dr. Vo is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. 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 the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Vo's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Duarte Road Mob 1002
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Thanh Dellinger specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. She is especially 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 honors. Dr. Dellinger is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Dellinger (or staff) speaks Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. Dr. Dellinger's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Uterine Problems, Robotic Surgery

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). Dr. Melstrom is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College. For her professional training, Dr. Melstrom completed a residency program at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Her areas of expertise include liver cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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 languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Melstrom is affiliated with City of Hope.

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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's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Santa Clarita, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Satterthwaite's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Huntington Hospital, and City of Hope. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Satterthwaite's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Satterthwaite (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Armenian.

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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: 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 is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Arcadia, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Duarte, CA. He offers interpreting services for his patients. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, colon cancer, and inflammatory bowel disease. Dr. Sentovich's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sentovich's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sentovich include: Boston Super Doctors; NIH Short Term Training Grant UCLA.; and New England Society of Colon & Rectal. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Thomas Gernon's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests encompass head and neck cancer and microvascular surgery. Dr. Gernon's hospital/clinic affiliations include City of Hope and Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Gernon attended the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Gernon 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. Clayton S Lau, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Clayton Lau is a physician who specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. Dr. Lau is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Lau graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Tufts Medical Center. 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 Rising Stars. Dr. Lau (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Greek. He is professionally 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 122
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,128 - $9,016
  • Medicare Cost: $410 - $1,747
Dr. Kurt Allan Melstrom Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Melstrom, who practices in Glendora, CA and Duarte, CA, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Melstrom honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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'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) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Mark Tan specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tan obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his 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 is affiliated with 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. Vijay Trisal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Vijay Trisal is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Trisal has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Trisal include minimally invasive surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Trisal welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and performed his residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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. Bertram Emmanuel Yuh, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Bertram Yuh is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. He attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. In Dr. Yuh's practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yuh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Yuh's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Yamzon performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,701
  • Medicare Cost: $354
Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Paz include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. Dr. Paz has received distinctions including America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.