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We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield near Glendora, CA.

Dr. Ali Gheissari, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
315 N Third Avenue; Suite 304
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Ali Gheissari specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Covina, CA. His clinical interests include organ transplant surgery. Dr. Gheissari's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Gheissari graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School. He trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. Dr. Gheissari has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gheissari (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical Interests: Organ Transplant Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,733
  • Medicare Cost: $869
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
530 W Badillo Street; Suite B
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy practices cardiothoracic surgery in Covina, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of 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, who practices in Glendora, CA and Duarte, CA, is a medical specialist in colon & rectal surgery. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Melstrom honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Melstrom attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school. 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) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Greek, and Ukrainian. He is professionally 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 specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Yamzon performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder 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 is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Paz include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. Dr. Paz has received distinctions including America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Glendora, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Davis is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Davis is affiliated with City of Hope. He welcomes new patients.

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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 surgical oncologist. Dr. Kawachi's areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kawachi accepts. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Kawachi attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Los Angeles Super Doctors and "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek. Dr. Kawachi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 medical specialist in general surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Warner is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Warner attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include W. Deprez Inlow Award, Priestly Society; Scientific Presentation Award, American Society of Breast Surgeons; and Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. Dr. Warner 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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Cologne's medical residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and minimally invasive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cologne takes. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Cologne (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. He 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. Ali-Asghar Zhumkhawala, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Ali Zhumkhawala's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Zhumkhawala include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Zhumkhawala's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Zhumkhawala takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 areas of specialization are plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery; he sees patients in West Covina, CA. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Sanchez's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanchez is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Williams, who practices in San Dimas, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include robotic surgery. Dr. Williams takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore, Dr. Williams attended Central University of the East School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Babak Samimi sees patients in West Covina, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Samimi attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Samimi has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samimi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Cook attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Cook has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Cook (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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)

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

Dr. Edwin Edillon accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at 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 specializes in surgery and practices in Glendora, CA. Dr. Corbisiero (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. He graduated from the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,195 - $2,180
  • Medicare Cost: $505 - $951

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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.