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We found 38 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 gynecologic oncology specialist. Dr. Lin is especially interested in robotic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. 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, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include 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

  • 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 general surgeon in Encino, CA. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Zadeh is especially interested in anti-aging, migraine, and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Zadeh's education and training includes medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine and residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Zadeh has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars; Southern California Super Doctors; and Patients Choice Award. His practice 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. Michael Leslee Potruch, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18546 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 300
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Michael Potruch is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Mission Hills, CA and Northridge, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Potruch is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Potruch's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Potruch welcomes 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 works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. He graduated from Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise 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. Dr. Ramin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Mayank Patel is a Tarzana, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include robotic surgery and prostate cancer. Dr. Patel has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors 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) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Koopersmith is especially interested in menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Koopersmith is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Koopersmith attended Duke University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received 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. Philip H Conwisar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 210
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Philip Conwisar works as an orthopedist. The average patient rating for Dr. Conwisar is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Conwisar include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Conwisar is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Conwisar attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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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. 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. Dr. Zeegen's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeegen accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zeegen speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kryger's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Kryger average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (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 spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Patients rated Dr. Khounganian highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Khounganian's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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

Dr. Pablo M Lawner, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Other
13320 Riverside Drive; Suite 208
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Pablo Lawner is a neurosurgery specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA and Burbank, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lawner is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania's residency program. Dr. Lawner is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include sleep disorders, anti-aging, and allergies. Dr. Namazie is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Namazie attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Namazie (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Namazie's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Tarzana, CA. Before performing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Torbati attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Torbati's clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Torbati is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Torbati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Allen Hoffman's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Patient ratings for Dr. Hoffman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoffman's clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Hoffman attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Ahluwalia's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ahluwalia is accepting new patients. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. In addition to English, Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Polosajian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Polosajian attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polosajian takes. Dr. Polosajian has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 203
  • Uninsured Cost: $550 - $2,350
  • Medicare Cost: $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.