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

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

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy is a cardiothoracic surgeon in Covina, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. He graduated from Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Edward Davis works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Davis attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is affiliated with City of Hope. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Kurt Melstrom practices colon & rectal surgery in Glendora, CA and Duarte, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Melstrom is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Melstrom's distinctions include: John Keeley Surgical Fellowship, Osaka, Japan; Administrative Chief Resident, Loyola University Department of Surgery; and Loyola Surgery Resident Service Project Award. Dr. Melstrom (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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Dr. Jonathan Lim Yamzon, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon is a medical specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Yamzon's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yamzon honors. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Yamzon is affiliated with 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, who practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paz takes. He has received distinctions including America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Paz's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Mark Kawachi works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. Dr. Kawachi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Kawachi's areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He obtained his medical school training 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 performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Kawachi an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His distinctions include: Los Angeles Super Doctors and "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek.

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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 is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Zhumkhawala is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Zhumkhawala performed 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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery
1250 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 101
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Alejandro Sanchez works as a plastic surgeon, head and neck surgeon, and hand surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanchez's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanchez studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Susanne Warner's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Warner attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Warner include liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and robotic surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Warner has received the following distinctions: W. Deprez Inlow Award, Priestly Society; Scientific Presentation Award, American Society of Breast Surgeons; and Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with City of Hope.

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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. Babak Samimi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
741 S Orange Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Babak Samimi's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in West Covina, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Samimi include wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Samimi graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Samimi has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Ankle ... (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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Covina, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He 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 areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Cologne takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Cologne (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Cologne is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, Rectal Prolapse, Therapeutic Colonoscopy, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Anthony Williams, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1334 W Covina Boulevard; #102
San Dimas, CA
 

Dr. Richard Williams is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Williams include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. On average, patients gave Dr. Williams a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. John Cook's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Cook has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Cook (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, 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 surgery specialist. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Hameed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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
 

Patient ratings for Dr. Plaridel Atil average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Atil honors. He graduated from Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation.

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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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