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

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Covina, CA. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $764
  • Medicare Cost: $526
Dr. Kurt Allan Melstrom Jr., MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Kurt Melstrom is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Melstrom completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Melstrom has received professional recognition including the following: 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) speaks Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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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 works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,701
  • Medicare Cost: $354
Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Paz's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Paz include: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His 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, Breast Issues, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Davis' specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Davis is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Davis trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $702
Dr. Mark H Kawachi, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Mark Kawachi is an urologist and cancer surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kawachi at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kawachi include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kawachi accepts. Dr. Kawachi attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Los Angeles Super Doctors and "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek. Dr. Kawachi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Japanese. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,536 - $9,030
  • Medicare Cost: $332 - $1,760
Dr. Susanne Gray Warner, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Susanne Warner is a physician who specializes in general surgery. She obtained her medical school training at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among Dr. Warner's clinical interests: liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and robotic surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Warner has received distinctions including W. Deprez Inlow Award, Priestly Society; Scientific Presentation Award, American Society of Breast Surgeons; and Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. She speaks 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. Kyle Graham Cologne, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
315 N. 3rd Avenue; Suite 304
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Cologne specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cologne include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and crohn's disease. Dr. Cologne's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Keck Hospital of USC. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Cologne has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Cologne (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Williams is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Williams is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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). Dr. Zhumkhawala's clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $563 - $1,656
  • Medicare Cost: $65 - $277
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery
1250 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 101
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Alejandro Sanchez's medical specialty is plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanchez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Sanchez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samimi takes. Dr. Samimi has an open panel. Dr. Samimi attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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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. John Frederick Cook Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6520 N Irwindale Avenue
Irwindale, CA
 

Dr. John Cook is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cook is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Cook (or staff) speaks 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)

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Specializes in Other
222 N Sunset Avenue; Suite F
West Covina, CA
 

Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwin Edillon honors. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $754
  • Medicare Cost: $266
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Specializes in Surgery
210s Grand Ave 407
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Raffael Corbisiero is a surgery specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Corbisiero is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Corbisiero (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Italian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,195 - $2,180
  • Medicare Cost: $505 - $951
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Specializes in General Practice
648 Rancho Los Nogales Drive
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Macario Domaguing works as a general practitioner in Covina, CA. Patients gave Dr. Domaguing an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is a graduate of Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. Dr. Domaguing (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $455 - $600
  • Medicare Cost: $108 - $152

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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.