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 practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Morales (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Clinical interests for Dr. Morales include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), minimally invasive surgery, and bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Children's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morales honors. 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. Edward William Iii Pottmeyer III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2440 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer, who practices in San Jose, CA and Redding, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Pottmeyer performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pottmeyer is open to 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $444 - $883
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 specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Foster average 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Foster focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster accepts. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, she performed her residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. Dr. Foster welcomes 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

  • 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, who practices in San Jose, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive procedures and abdominal surgery. He is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Zare attended medical school at Kasturba Medical College. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zare accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's medical residency was performed 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. Arnold B Aigen, MD
Specializes in Urology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Aigen, who practices in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Cupertino, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney stones. Dr. Aigen is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at George Washington University Medical Center, Dr. Aigen attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aigen's practice is open to 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. Ming Teh Dwight D Chen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 705
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen's specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Ming-Teh Chen practices in San Jose, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Chen attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include gynecologic cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chen is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Mills-Peninsula Health Services. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chen's office for an appointment.

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

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

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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Los Gatos, CA. He is especially interested in hand surgery procedures. Dr. McCoy honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McCoy completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McCoy's 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. 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 in San Jose, CA and Los Altos, CA. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Magee Women's Hospital. Her areas of expertise include women's health issues. On average, patients gave Dr. Aung a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Aung is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Aung's practice 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. Ali Shirzadi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 810
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ali Shirzadi is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He is conversant in Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury, and brain cancer. Dr. Shirzadi is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Shirzadi attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Shirzadi is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shirzadi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Los Gatos, CA, Campbell, CA, and San Francisco, CA. Dr. Colyvas's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Colyvas accepts. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. Dr. Colyvas's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He speaks Greek. Dr. Colyvas's professional affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is accepting 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. James Frederick Lilja, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
555 Knowles Drive; Suite 203
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. James Lilja's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. His clinical interests include cancer and uterine problems. Dr. Lilja takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Lilja speaks Spanish. He 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. Mark Ira Golod, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Mark Golod is a Los Gatos, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Golod include musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Golod honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). Dr. Golod's 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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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Levy is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Levy takes. Dr. Levy welcomes new patients. 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.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Yeh's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Clinical interests for Dr. Yeh include seizure disorders, neurosurgery, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Yeh is conversant in Cantonese. 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: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Esther Yun's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues. Dr. Yun takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and performed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Yun (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Yun is accepting 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.