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

Dr. Wei-Chien Lin works as a gynecologic oncologist in Sherman Oaks, CA, Santa Clarita, CA, and Mission Hills, CA. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Lin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For his professional training, Dr. Lin completed a residency program at Temple University Hospital. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lin is professionally affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,571
  • Medicare Cost: $482
Dr. Michael Aurash Zadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 304
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Zadeh is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He is conversant in Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: anti-aging, migraine, and robotic surgery. Dr. Zadeh is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Zadeh studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Zadeh's distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars; Patients Choice Award; and Best In Encino Award: Physicians & Surgeons. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Headache, Acid Reflux, Facial Problems, Cosmetic Treatments, Migraine, Minimally Invasive 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 endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA. Her areas of expertise include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. On average, patients gave Dr. Koopersmith a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Koopersmith completed a residency program 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. Dr. Koopersmith's professional affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her 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. Michael Leslee Potruch, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18546 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 300
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Michael Potruch specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in West Hills, CA, Mission Hills, CA, and Northridge, CA. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. The average patient rating for Dr. Potruch is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Potruch speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Potruch has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Before completing his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Ramin attended medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Ramin include urodynamic testing, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $17,263
  • Medicare Cost: $114 - $1,588
Dr. Erik N Zeegen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 324
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Erik Zeegen is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zeegen include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Zeegen is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zeegen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Philip Conwisar, who practices in North Hollywood, CA, Sherman Oaks, CA, and Valencia, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Conwisar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Conwisar 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting 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)

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

Dr. Mayank Patel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Patel is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include robotic surgery and prostate cancer. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). 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

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

Dr. Greg Khounganian is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Khounganian is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Khounganian trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of clinical interest consist of scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spine surgery procedures. The average patient rating for Dr. Khounganian is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Khounganian accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Khounganian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His 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. Pablo M Lawner, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
13320 Riverside Drive; Suite 208
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Pablo Lawner specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Sherman Oaks, CA and Burbank, CA. Dr. Lawner's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Albany Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Lawner is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,450
  • Medicare Cost: $1,207
Dr. Ali R Namazie, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
4955 Van Nuys Boulevard; #505
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Ali Namazie is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Namazie focuses on sleep disorders, anti-aging, and allergies. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Namazie's office for an appointment. He 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). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Namazie (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Anti-Aging

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 133
  • Uninsured Cost: $475 - $4,393
  • Medicare Cost: $213 - $3,127
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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 216
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Torbati is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torbati include high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. Dr. Torbati accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Torbati attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Torbati (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Torbati's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Giliel Kryger practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Kryger honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Kryger attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kryger speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
18411 Clark Street; Suite 305
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Allen Hoffman's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Hoffman attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Hoffman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Acid Reflux

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,892
  • Medicare Cost: $685
Dr. Raj S Ahluwalia, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ahluwalia attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ahluwalia takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ahluwalia has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

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

Dr. Mark Lensky is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lensky is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Lensky has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Russian. Dr. Lensky is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $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.