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 sees patients in Covina, CA. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Reddy takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at 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. Jonathan Lim Yamzon, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Yamzon attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks 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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Paz is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paz accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, Endocrine Surgery, ... (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. In addition to English, Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Samimi obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Samimi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Samimi's 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. 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). Dr. Davis is affiliated with City of Hope and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice 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 is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, Dr. Melstrom focuses on robotic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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 has received the following distinctions: 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. He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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 surgical oncologist in Duarte, CA, Glendora, CA, and Lancaster, CA. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kawachi has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kawachi include: Los Angeles Super Doctors and "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek. In addition to English, Dr. Kawachi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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

Dr. Susanne Warner specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In addition to English, Dr. Warner speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Warner include liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with City of Hope. She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Warner trained at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Warner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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.

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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 in Los Angeles, CA and Covina, CA. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Cologne's areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Cologne (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC).

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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 is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Glendora, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He honors Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Zhumkhawala is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center's residency program. 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

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 sees patients in San Dimas, CA. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine and residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Williams accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave Dr. Sanchez an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sanchez attended medical school at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Newport Beach, CA and Irwindale, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cook accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He 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 Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Khan Hameed, who practices in West Covina, CA, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Hameed is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College. 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
 

On average, patients gave Dr. Plaridel Atil a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atil attended medical school at 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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