We found 36 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 is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise include 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 and a graduate of Temple University Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in Mandarin. Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Zadeh is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: facial problems, migraine, and acne. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Zadeh attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zadeh include: Southern California Rising Stars; Patients' Choice Award; and Most Compassionate Doctor Award. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. Dr. Zadeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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. 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. These areas are among Dr. Zeegen's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Zeegen's 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 the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen (or staff) is conversant in 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. Michael Jay Hollander, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16030 Ventura Boulevard; #400
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hollander is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Hollander has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hollander honors. Dr. Hollander studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Boston Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Hollander 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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kryger has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kryger include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kryger is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Kryger speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include 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 is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Koopersmith include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Dr. Koopersmith's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Koopersmith include: Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. Dr. Koopersmith is open to new patients.

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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 urologist and cancer surgeon in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Dr. Ramin's areas of expertise include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramin is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He 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
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. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Potruch's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Potruch takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Northridge, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Kerner average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kerner include facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Kerner completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Kerner's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008; Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, UCLA; and LA Daily News Best Doctors.

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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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Conwisar's 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 Viant. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Conwisar's 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. Gregory Shant Khounganian, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 311
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Greg Khounganian is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Khounganian is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khounganian has a special interest in scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khounganian honors. His 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) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Mayank Patel specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include robotic surgery and prostate cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Patel's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist in Valencia, CA, Encino, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Mor is rated highly by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mor (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and French. Dr. Mor 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: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. David Feingold is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in West Hills, CA and Reseda, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, osteoporosis, and sports health. Dr. Feingold is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Feingold is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (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 is a plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Namazie attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In Dr. Namazie's practice, he is particularly interested in sleep disorders, anti-aging, and allergies. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Namazie is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Namazie (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice 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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Torbati include high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. Dr. Torbati is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Torbati accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit. Dr. Torbati (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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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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