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We found 50 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 specializes in thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Morales include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), minimally invasive surgery, and bypass surgery. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Morales performed his residency at Children's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Morales (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Morales is open to 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. 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 is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Before completing her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Foster attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. In Dr. Foster's practice, she is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. Dr. Foster's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,360
  • Medicare Cost: $381
Dr. Saeed Mahmood Zare, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2450 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Marc Zare's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Zare has a special interest in minimally invasive procedures and abdominal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Zare is a graduate of 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).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,297 - $5,581
  • Medicare Cost: $576 - $1,885
Dr. Richard The Nguyen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2450 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Richard Nguyen is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in San Jose, CA. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $988
  • Medicare Cost: $729
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2440 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pottmeyer is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He studied medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $444 - $883
Dr. Reginald Vaughan Searl McCoy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; Floor 1
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Reginald McCoy works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. McCoy's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass hand surgery procedures. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Temple University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. McCoy is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Arnold Aigen works as an urologist in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Cupertino, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in kidney stones. Dr. Aigen honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He is a graduate of Mount Sinai School of Medicine and a graduate of George Washington University Medical Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aigen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,195
  • Medicare Cost: $898
Dr. James Frederick Lilja, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
555 Knowles Drive; Suite 203
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. James Lilja practices gynecologic oncology in Los Gatos, CA. His clinical interests encompass cancer and uterine problems. He is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. Dr. Lilja is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lilja attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Ming Teh Dwight D Chen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 705
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Chen has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Chen's patients. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Chen accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment. Dr. Chen attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete Dr. Chen's residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chen is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,955 - $4,950
  • Medicare Cost: $598 - $1,495
Dr. Diana Aung, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 810
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Diana Aung is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Aung's areas of expertise include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Magee Women's Hospital for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Aung average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. She is open to 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. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
777 Knowles Drive; Suite #9
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Greek. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Colyvas is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Colyvas attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Colyvas honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to 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. Mark Ira Golod, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Mark Golod is an orthopedic surgeon in Los Gatos, CA. His clinical interests include musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Golod is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU).

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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. Matthew Todd Levy, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 100
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Levy works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Levy include electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave Dr. Levy a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scripps Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Levy has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 120
  • Uninsured Cost: $790 - $2,399
  • Medicare Cost: $431 - $863
Dr. Anjali S Tate, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 105
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Anjali Tate sees patients in San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Tate is especially interested in high risk pregnancy and abnormal uterine bleeding. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. She graduated from New York Medical College. Dr. Tate's medical residency was performed at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to English, she speaks Marathi. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Tate is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Women's Health Issues, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Michael Dane Butcher, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14651 S Bascom Avenue; Suite 280
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Michael Butcher is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Butcher is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Butcher honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Butcher is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Naval Hospital Oakland and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, Dr. Butcher (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mai Phuong Hoang, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 105
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Mai Hoang's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Hoang is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Hoang's education and training includes medical school at the University of Vermont College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include C Lee Buxton Resident Research Award; Frymoyer Global Health Scholar; and Chancellor's Service Award. Dr. Hoang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Essure, High Risk Pregnancy, Fibroids, Women's ... (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.