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

Dr. Wei-Chien Michael Lin, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 208
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Wei-Chien Lin's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lin include robotic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Temple University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin. Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zadeh include facial problems, migraine, and acne. Patient ratings for Dr. Zadeh average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zadeh takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for his residency. Dr. Zadeh has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars; Patients' Choice Award; and Most Compassionate Doctor Award. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Zadeh is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Headache, Botox Injection, Dysport Injection, Laser Resurfacing, Birthmark Removal, Acne 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 is a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist in Sherman Oaks, CA. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Koopersmith attended Duke University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Koopersmith include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. Dr. Koopersmith is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Koopersmith has an open panel.

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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. Giliel Stefan Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Giliel Kryger's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kryger accepts. Dr. Kryger is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgeon. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally 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. Michael Leslee Potruch, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18546 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 300
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Michael Potruch's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Potruch's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Potruch completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Potruch is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramin include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. 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. Ramin honors. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Dr. Ramin is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. His practice is open to new patients.

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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

Specializes in Urology
18370 Burbank Boulevard; Suite 514
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Mayank Patel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: robotic surgery and prostate cancer. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. Dr. Patel attended Tufts University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Philip H Conwisar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 210
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Philip Conwisar specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in North Hollywood, CA, Sherman Oaks, CA, and Valencia, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Conwisar takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his 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. Erik N Zeegen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 324
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Erik Zeegen specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Zeegen's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeegen honors. Dr. Zeegen graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Zeegen is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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 surgeon and otolaryngologist in Northridge, CA and Westlake Village, CA. His education and training includes 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 and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Clinical interests for Dr. Kerner include facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Kerner has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008; Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, UCLA; and LA Daily News Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Eliran Mor, who practices in Valencia, CA, Encino, CA, and Santa Monica, CA, is a medical specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Mor average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Mor is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. After attending Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mor completed his residency training at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Mor has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mor (or staff) speaks Hebrew and French.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Greg Khounganian is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khounganian include scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spine surgery procedures. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Khounganian takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Khounganian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Khounganian's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Ali R Namazie, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4955 Van Nuys Boulevard; #505
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Ali Namazie is a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Namazie's areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders, anti-aging, and allergies. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Namazie attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Namazie (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to 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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 216
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Torbati is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Grace Hospital, Detroit's residency program. Dr. Torbati's clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Torbati (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Torbati is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Torbati is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Raj S Ahluwalia, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ahluwalia's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Ahluwalia is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. He trained at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program for his residency. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

Dr. Leo Polosajian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7640 Tampa Avenue; Suite 101
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Leo Polosajian practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Reseda, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. Dr. Polosajian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. Dr. Polosajian is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Polosajian is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Polosajian takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 203
  • Charge (avg.): $550 - $2,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $196 - $811

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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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