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' specialty is thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), minimally invasive surgery, and bypass surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Morales attended Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Children's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. 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. He is accepting 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's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; she sees patients in Los Gatos, CA, Burlingame, CA, and San Mateo, CA. Her average patient rating is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Palo Alto Medical Foundation (PAMF). Dr. Foster has an open panel.

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

Dr. Marc Zare practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Zare's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Zare focuses on minimally invasive procedures and surgical procedures. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He is professionally 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. Edward William Pottmeyer III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2440 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist in San Jose, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pottmeyer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. Dr. Pottmeyer attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pottmeyer trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis.

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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. Richard The Nguyen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2450 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Richard Nguyen's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in San Jose, CA. He graduated from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. He welcomes 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. Mark Ira Golod, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Mark Golod is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Golod is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Tufts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Golod is 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: , 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. 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 is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Colyvas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Colyvas's hospital/clinic affiliations include California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), Brown & Toland Physicians, and the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel. Dr. Colyvas obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed 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. Reginald V S 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. Dr. McCoy's clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and hand surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. His practice 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, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Osteotomy, Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Diana Aung, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 810
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Diana Aung is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aung include women's health issues. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aung accepts. She is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and a graduate of Magee Women's Hospital's residency program. 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 has an open panel.

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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 spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Dr. Shirzadi speaks Persian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shirzadi include neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury, and brain cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Shirzadi attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shirzadi 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, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Arnold Aigen, who practices in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Spanish. He is especially interested in kidney stones. Dr. Aigen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Aigen average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aigen's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. John Connolly specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Los Altos, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Connolly is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as 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. Dr. Connolly's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting 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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yeh include seizure disorders, neurosurgery, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. Dr. Yeh attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yeh trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. His 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, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Endoscopic ... (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 is a specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Ming-Teh Chen works in San Jose, CA, Mountain View, CA, and Los Gatos, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chen include gynecologic cancer. Dr. Chen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and El Camino Hospital. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Chen completed Dr. Chen's residency training at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Chen at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), 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. Esther M Yun, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 105
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Esther Yun is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests encompass women's health issues. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yun graduated from UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her residency was performed at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Yun (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She 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)

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Kanel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3803 S Bascom; Suite 102
Campbell, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Kanel's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kanel has a special interest in foot problems, spine problems, and elbow problems. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kanel accepts. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Mary's Medical Center, San Francisco and Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kanel is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (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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