We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield near Glendora, CA.

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
530 W Badillo Street; Suite B
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $764
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526
Dr. Jonathan Lim Yamzon, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yamzon trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Yamzon's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,701
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $354
Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is a graduate of the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Paz's residency was performed at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Paz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Paz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Lee Davis, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W. Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Edward Davis' areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Davis studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include City of Hope and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). Dr. Davis has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $702
Dr. Babak Samimi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
741 S Orange Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Babak Samimi is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Samimi's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Samimi average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Samimi has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

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

Dr. Kurt Allan Melstrom Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Melstrom's medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Melstrom is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Melstrom attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include John Keeley Surgical Fellowship, Osaka, Japan; Administrative Chief Resident, Loyola University Department of Surgery; and Loyola Surgery Resident Service Project Award. In addition to English, Dr. Melstrom (or staff) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Susanne Gray Carpenter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Susanne Warner is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warner include liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Warner completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Warner include: W. Deprez Inlow Award, Priestly Society; Scientific Presentation Award, American Society of Breast Surgeons; and Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kyle Graham Cologne, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
315 N. 3rd Avenue; Suite 304
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Cologne is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and crohn's disease. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Cologne attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Rush University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Cologne (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Cologne's hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 4, Huntington Hospital, and USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Fistula, Rectovaginal Fistula, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark H Kawachi, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Mark Kawachi specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Duarte, CA, Glendora, CA, and Lancaster, CA. Dr. Kawachi is rated highly by his patients. He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is affiliated with City of Hope. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Kawachi completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Los Angeles Super Doctors and "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek. Dr. Kawachi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Japanese.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $2,536 - $9,030
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $332 - $1,760
Dr. Ali-Asghar Zhumkhawala, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Ali Zhumkhawala specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Zhumkhawala honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $563 - $1,656
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65 - $277
Dr. Richard Anthony Williams, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1334 W Covina Boulevard; #102
San Dimas, CA
 

Dr. Richard Williams is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Williams is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. After attending Central University of the East School of Medicine, Dr. Williams completed his residency training at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1250 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 101
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Alejandro Sanchez is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in West Covina, CA. Dr. Sanchez studied medicine at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sanchez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6520 N Irwindale Avenue
Irwindale, CA
 

Dr. John Cook works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Cook accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Cook (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 305
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Khan Hameed is a vascular surgeon in West Covina, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hameed attended medical school at Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Hameed (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,760
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $675

Specializes in Other
408 W Baseline Road
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Plaridel Atil graduated from Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $636

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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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