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We found 53 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 is a thoracic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Morales include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), minimally invasive surgery, and bypass surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Morales attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Children's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. In addition to English, Dr. Morales (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Morales's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Foster include colorectal surgery procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Foster attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. She trained at Virginia Mason Medical Center for her residency. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster takes. 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 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 sees patients in San Jose, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Zare obtained his medical school training at Kasturba Medical College and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). His clinical interests include minimally invasive procedures and abdominal surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. 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

  • 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in San Jose, CA. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Nguyen honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. He is open to new patients. After attending Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $988
  • Medicare Cost: $729
Dr. Edward William Iii Pottmeyer III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2440 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in San Jose, CA and Redding, CA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Pottmeyer's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $444 - $883
Dr. Arnold B Aigen, MD
Specializes in Urology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Aigen specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include kidney stones. Dr. Aigen's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Aigen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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. Ali Shirzadi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 810
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ali Shirzadi's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in San Jose, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Shirzadi a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury, and brain cancer. He is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shirzadi graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Shirzadi's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Disc Replacement, Endoscopic Surgery, Scoliosis, Brain Cancer, Spinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. On average, patients gave Dr. Chen a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen has an open panel. Dr. Chen is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For Dr. Chen's residency, Dr. Chen trained 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. Reginald Vaughan Searl McCoy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; Floor 1
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Reginald McCoy is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCoy include hand surgery procedures. Dr. McCoy's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at Temple University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCoy takes. He is open to new patients.

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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. 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. Dr. Aung's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. She attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Magee Women's Hospital for residency. Dr. Aung speaks Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 practices gynecologic oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer and uterine problems. Dr. Lilja is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lilja is professionally affiliated with Washington Hospital Healthcare System, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Eden Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Los Gatos, CA, Campbell, CA, and San Francisco, CA. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Colyvas is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. He is affiliated with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. Dr. Colyvas's practice 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Los Gatos, CA. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Golod is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Golod is in-network for 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. He is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in San Jose, CA and Los Gatos, CA. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scripps Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Levy include electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient ratings for Dr. Levy average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Levy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. David Yeh practices spine surgery and neurosurgery in San Jose, CA. He is conversant in Cantonese. Dr. Yeh's clinical interests include seizure disorders, neurosurgery, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Yeh attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Yeh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Disc Replacement, Endoscopic Surgery, Scoliosis, Spinal ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mai Hoang sees patients in San Jose, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Hoang attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine for medical school. In her practice, Dr. Hoang focuses on women's health issues. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. She has received the following distinctions: C Lee Buxton Resident Research Award; Frymoyer Global Health Scholar; and Chancellor's Service Award. In addition to English, Dr. Hoang (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hoang has an open panel.

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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.