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

Dr. Michael Aurash Zadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 304
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Zadeh's medical specialty is general surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, acne, and restylane. Dr. Zadeh's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Zadeh studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Zadeh's residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars; Patients' Choice Award; and Most Compassionate Doctor Award. He is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Birthmark Removal, Acne Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

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 in Tarzana, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zeegen's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Zeegen attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Russian.

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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 medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. In Dr. Lin's practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Lin attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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 Jay Hollander, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16030 Ventura Boulevard; #400
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hollander specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hollander include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Hollander trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hollander's office for an appointment.

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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 is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kryger include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Kryger has received professional recognition including the following: Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgeon. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is affiliated with St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, and St. John's Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Tina Koopersmith practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Koopersmith's areas of clinical interest consist of menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Koopersmith is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koopersmith honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Koopersmith's office for an appointment.

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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 is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Dr. Ramin has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of 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. Dr. Ramin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder Removal Surgery, ... (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. Marc M Kerner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 318
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Marc Kerner's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Northridge, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Kerner attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Kerner include facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kerner accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008; Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, UCLA; and LA Daily News Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kerner 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 graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Clinical interests for Dr. Conwisar include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Conwisar's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Conwisar accepts. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and 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, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Shant Khounganian, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 311
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Greg Khounganian's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Tarzana, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Khounganian is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Khounganian's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Khounganian has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Khounganian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Specializes in Urology
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Mayank Patel works as an urologist. He attended Tufts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Patel has a special interest in robotic surgery and prostate cancer. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Eliran Mor, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Gynecology
16550 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 400
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Eliran Mor's areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology; he sees patients in Valencia, CA, Tarzana, CA, and Encino, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Mor average 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mor trained at New York Methodist Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mor (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and French. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Mor is open to 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 works as a cardiac electrophysiologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Lensky accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lensky has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Russian.

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

Dr. Michael Potruch is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Potruch speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and HealthCare Partners, LLC. Dr. Potruch attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Potruch's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18039 Sherman Way
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. David Feingold's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in West Hills, CA and Reseda, CA. His areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, osteoporosis, and sports health. Dr. Feingold honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Feingold is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $2,273 - $4,044
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $179 - $1,120
Dr. Ali R Namazie, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4955 Van Nuys Boulevard; #505
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Ali Namazie specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Sherman Oaks, CA. Dr. Namazie (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. Dr. Namazie is especially interested in sleep disorders, anti-aging, and allergies. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Namazie trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Namazie takes. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Namazie is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Anti-Aging

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 133
  • Charge (avg.): $475 - $4,393
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $213 - $3,127

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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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