We found 54 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 specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Campbell, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and San Jose, CA. 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. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morales takes. 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 is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Pottmeyer's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pottmeyer is accepting new patients.

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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. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 200
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Foster is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. She has indicated that her clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Foster performed her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Foster has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Anal Fistula, Pilonidal Cyst, Colorectal ... (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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in San Jose, CA. Dr. Nguyen attended Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Hospital for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $988
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $729
Dr. Saeed Mahmood Zare, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2450 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Marc Zare is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zare include minimally invasive procedures and surgical procedures. Dr. Zare accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. Dr. Zare graduated from Kasturba Medical College and then he performed his residency 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, 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. Geoffrey David Adamson, BS, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 302
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. G. Adamson is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. He works in Mountain View, CA and San Jose, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in infertility. Dr. Adamson honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Adamson trained at Toronto General Hospital for residency. He is professionally 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: , operative hysteroscopy

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Hypothyroidism, Laser Surgery, Male Infertility, Infertility, Polycystic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mark Golod specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Los Gatos, CA. His areas of expertise include orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Golod obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Golod is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Reginald V S McCoy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; Floor 1
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Reginald McCoy sees patients in Los Gatos, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McCoy studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. His areas of expertise include hand problems, wrist problems, and hand surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. McCoy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Esther Yun's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yun include women's health issues. Dr. Yun takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. In addition to English, Dr. Yun (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yun welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

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, San Francisco, CA, and Campbell, CA. Patients gave Dr. Colyvas an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colyvas accepts. Dr. Colyvas's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek.

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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. Vincent Donald Lepore Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 102 (samaritan Medical Plaza)
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Lepore is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in San Jose, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lepore's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His professional affiliations include Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lepore has received distinctions including Named Outstanding Physician Specialist in Plastic Surgery, Bay Area Checkbook, Vol. 6, No.3; RealSelf TOP 100; and RealSelf TOP 100, 2012 RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Connolly's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Connolly highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Connolly is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Gary Aptekar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14651 S. Bascom Avenue; Suite 280
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Robert Aptekar's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aptekar include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Aptekar graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. His residency was performed at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Aptekar (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. Dr. Aptekar is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Aptekar's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (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 works as a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician in San Jose, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include gynecologic cancer. Dr. Chen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Chen's patients. Dr. Chen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Chen studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. For Dr. Chen's residency, Dr. Chen trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and El Camino Hospital. Dr. Chen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), laparoscopic 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. She speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aung include women's health issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Magee Women's Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Aung is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Aung is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. 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. Arnold Aigen, MD
Specializes in Urology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Aigen specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones. Patients gave Dr. Aigen an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at George Washington University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Aigen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice 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

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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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