We found 35 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Encino, CA.

Dr. Erik N Zeegen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 324
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Erik Zeegen practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Zeegen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Russian. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeegen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. His 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, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zeegen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Wei-Chien Michael Lin, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Wei-Chien Lin is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Lin graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,571
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $482
Dr. Michael Aurash Zadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 304
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Zadeh works as a general surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, acne, and restylane. Dr. Zadeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Patients gave Dr. Zadeh an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zadeh include: Southern California Rising Stars; Patients' Choice Award; and Most Compassionate Doctor Award. Dr. Zadeh has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Migraine, Restylane, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Tina Beth Koopersmith, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
13320 Riverside Drive; #220
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Tina Koopersmith's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. She practices in Sherman Oaks, CA. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Koopersmith's areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koopersmith accepts. She is open to new patients. Dr. Koopersmith studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Koopersmith's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Koopersmith include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
12922 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin sees patients in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ramin's training includes a residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramin include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai and Providence Saint John's Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bladder Removal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000 - $17,263
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $114 - $1,588
Dr. Michael Jay Hollander, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16030 Ventura Boulevard; #400
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hollander is an orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollander takes. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He completed his residency training at Boston Medical Center. Dr. Hollander is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 68
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800 - $2,371
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $181 - $1,137
Dr. Giliel Stefan Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Giliel Kryger's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kryger studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Kryger average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Kryger is conversant in Hebrew. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, and St. John's Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Shant Khounganian, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 245
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Greg Khounganian is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Khounganian is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khounganian is open to new patients. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Khounganian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Michael Leslee Potruch, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18546 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 300
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Michael Potruch specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Potruch is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, HealthCare Partners, LLC, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Potruch obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Minimally Invasive Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Marc M Kerner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 318
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Marc Kerner is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Northridge, CA and Westlake Village, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. Dr. Kerner is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kerner include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008; Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, UCLA; and LA Daily News Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Sleep Disorders, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542
Dr. Philip H Conwisar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 210
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Philip Conwisar's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Conwisar is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conwisar is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Tina Buerano Verder, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Tina Verder practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Tarzana, CA. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Verder is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Facey Medical Group. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Verder completed her residency training at Danbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She speaks Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Urology
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Mayank Patel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: robotic surgery and prostate cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16030 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 100
Encino, CA
 

Dr. S. Shayfer works as a hand surgeon, physical therapist, and orthopedist. He is especially interested in hand surgery procedures, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Shayfer's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University for his residency. Dr. Shayfer is conversant in Persian. Dr. Shayfer is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $726 - $4,551
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $181 - $1,137
Dr. Eliran Mor, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Gynecology
16550 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 400
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Eliran Mor works as a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. Dr. Mor is especially interested in robotic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Mor is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mor completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mor (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and French. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mark M Lensky, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
4955 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 415
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Mark Lensky is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lensky is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Lensky has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Russian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lensky's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $493 - $503

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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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