We found 51 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield near Los Gatos, CA.

Dr. Rodolfo Antonio Morales, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
14911 National Avenue; Suite 3
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Rodolfo Morales' specialty is thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Morales completed residency programs at Children's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. These areas are among Dr. Morales's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), minimally invasive surgery, and bypass surgery. Dr. Morales is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Morales (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Morales welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Arrhythmias, Heart Valve ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward William Iii Pottmeyer III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2440 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer works as a heart surgeon and chest surgeon in San Jose, CA and Redding, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Pottmeyer studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pottmeyer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pottmeyer's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Cancer, VATS Lung Surgery, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Saeed Mahmood Zare, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2450 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Marc Zare is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive procedures and abdominal surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zare accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Kasturba Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Zare completed residency programs at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $1,297 - $5,581
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $576 - $1,885
Dr. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
360 Dardanelli Lane; Suite 2-d
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Foster specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. Dr. Foster is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foster's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Pilonidal Cyst, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,360
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $381
Dr. Richard The Nguyen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2450 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Richard Nguyen is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Nguyen takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Before performing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Nguyen attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $988
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $729
Dr. Reginald Vaughan Searl McCoy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; Floor 1
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Reginald McCoy's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McCoy is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McCoy completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. Clinical interests for Dr. McCoy include hand problems, wrist problems, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. McCoy is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Arthritis, Osteotomy, Needle Aponeurotomy, Distal Radius ... (Read more)

Dr. Arnold B Aigen, MD
Specializes in Urology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Aigen is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Cupertino, CA. Dr. Aigen is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Aigen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,195
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $898
Dr. Ming Teh Dwight D Chen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 705
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician in San Jose, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Chen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is especially interested in gynecologic cancer. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Chen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients. Dr. Chen is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $1,955 - $4,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $598 - $1,495
Dr. Diana Aung, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 810
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Diana Aung sees patients in San Jose, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Aung's patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Aung include women's health issues. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Magee Women's Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Aung speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Frederick Lilja, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
555 Knowles Drive; Suite 203
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. James Lilja is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. After attending the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer and uterine problems. Dr. Lilja takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Lilja has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecological Problems, Cancer, Uterine Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Ali Shirzadi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 810
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ali Shirzadi is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. He speaks Persian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury, and brain cancer. Dr. Shirzadi's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Shirzadi trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Shirzadi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shirzadi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ira Golod, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Mark Golod's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine and residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Golod include orthopedic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, Hand Fracture, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
777 Knowles Drive; Suite #9
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Colyvas speaks Greek. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Colyvas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Colyvas graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. For his residency, Dr. Colyvas trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Connolly III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Connolly's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington, Dr. Connolly attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Connolly welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. David D Yeh, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 810
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. David Yeh sees patients in San Jose, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Yeh has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yeh include seizure disorders, neurosurgery, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Yeh attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. Dr. Yeh is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Esther M Yun, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 105
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Esther Yun is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Yun attended medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She trained at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York for her residency. Dr. Yun (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Dr. Yun is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, ... (Read more)

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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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