We found 20 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 cardiothoracic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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 sees patients in Glendora, CA and Duarte, CA. His medical specialty is colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Melstrom is especially interested in robotic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Weill Cornell Medical College and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Melstrom 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. 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 is an urologist and cancer surgeon in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Yamzon has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yamzon has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He 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

  • 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 works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Paz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Paz trained at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile for residency. He has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 is an urologist and cancer surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Davis is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Davis attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He is professionally 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's medical specialty is urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Kawachi graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kawachi honors. 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 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 general surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Warner is affiliated with City of Hope. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Warner attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She 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. 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. Babak Samimi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
741 S Orange Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Babak Samimi works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in West Covina, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Samimi's 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. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Samimi has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His practice is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cologne include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Cologne attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Cologne (or staff) speaks 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. 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). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Zhumkhawala is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center for residency.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon, head and neck surgeon, and hand surgeon in West Covina, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanchez's areas of expertise include 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Sanchez is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Williams include robotic surgery. Dr. Williams is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine, Dr. Williams performed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. John Cook specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Newport Beach, CA and Irwindale, CA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for 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. 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
 

Dr. Edwin Edillon attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $754
  • Medicare Cost: $266
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Specializes in General Practice
648 Rancho Los Nogales Drive
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Macario Domaguing is a physician who specializes in general practice. Dr. Domaguing's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He studied medicine at Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. In addition to English, Dr. Domaguing (or staff) speaks 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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Specializes in Surgery
210s Grand Ave 407
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Raffael Corbisiero specializes in surgery and practices in Glendora, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Corbisiero is a graduate of the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Corbisiero (or staff) speaks 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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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.