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We found 48 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Anthem EPO near Tarzana, CA.

Dr. Kasper Saonun Wang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 121
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Kasper Wang's specialty is pediatric general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Wang graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Wang accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Solid Tumor, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pectus Carinatum, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Allen Rumack, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7345 Medical Center Drive; Suite #280
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. William Rumack specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rumack honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and a graduate of JPS Health Network's residency program. Dr. Rumack (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Rumack is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $129 - $1,043
  • Medicare Cost: $20 - $500
Dr. Matthew Alan Lublin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 222
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Lublin is a general surgeon in Santa Monica, CA and Tarzana, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include obesity, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Lublin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lublin's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Inguinal Hernia, Skin Cancer, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,042 - $1,334
  • Medicare Cost: $536 - $645
Dr. Shervin Aminpour, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
7345 Medical Center Drive; Suite 540
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Shervin Aminpour is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Aminpour has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include blepharoplasty, polypectomy (polyp removal), and audiometry test. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aminpour is accepting new patients. After attending the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Aminpour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Audiometry Test, Facelift, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Oral Cancer, Facial Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 238
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,889 - $4,969
  • Medicare Cost: $1,791 - $3,491
Dr. Michael Leslee Potruch, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18546 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 300
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Michael Potruch specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in West Hills, CA, Mission Hills, CA, and Northridge, CA. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. The average patient rating for Dr. Potruch is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. Dr. Potruch speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Potruch has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Minimally Invasive Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Nirav Jayprakash Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Shah's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Arthroplasty, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Outpatient Care, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik N Zeegen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5525 Etiwanda; Suite 324
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Erik Zeegen is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Zeegen include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Zeegen is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zeegen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Michael P Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7345 Medical Center Drive; Suite #280
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Lee is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in West Hills, CA. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, sports health, and joint problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Joint Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $275 - $1,400
  • Medicare Cost: $126 - $877
Dr. Jerome D Vener, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
7345 Medical Center Drive; Suite 510
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jerome Vener's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave Dr. Vener an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vener include sleep disorders, anti-aging, and allergies. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Vener is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Vener's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Anti-Aging

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,220 - $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $403 - $447
Dr. Benjamin J Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Cohen's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in West Hills, CA. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He is especially interested in cardioversion, stroke, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Cohen is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cohen is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cardioversion, Echocardiogram, Cholesterol Problems, Stroke, Heart Failure

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $529
Dr. Michael Sungwon Bahk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bahk practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Van Nuys, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, and Simi Valley, CA. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bahk accepts. His distinctions include: Award for Excellence in Neurological Science, American Academy of Neurology; Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); and Edwin L Shuman Essay Award. Dr. Bahk is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,032
  • Medicare Cost: $1,132
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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; #216
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Torbati is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Torbati include high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. Dr. Torbati accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Torbati attended medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Torbati (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Torbati's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, High Risk Pregnancy, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
18411 Clark Street; Suite 305
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Allen Hoffman's medical specialty is general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Hoffman attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) for residency. He is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Hoffman welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Acid Reflux

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,892
  • Medicare Cost: $685
Dr. Raj S Ahluwalia, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ahluwalia attended Temple University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ahluwalia takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ahluwalia has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

Dr. Leo Polosajian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
7640 Tampa Avenue; Suite 101
Reseda, CA
 

Dr. Leo Polosajian is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. Polosajian is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polosajian honors. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Polosajian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 203
  • Uninsured Cost: $550 - $2,350
  • Medicare Cost: $196 - $811
Dr. Marc M Kerner, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 318
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Marc Kerner sees patients in Northridge, CA and Westlake Village, CA. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kerner include sleep disorders and anti-aging. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kerner attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kerner welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Anti-Aging

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $700
  • Medicare Cost: $542

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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.