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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. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). Dr. Wang is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Wang honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Shervin Aminpour, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
7345 Medical Center Drive; Suite 540
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Shervin Aminpour sees patients in Burbank, CA and West Hills, CA. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Aminpour average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aminpour include blepharoplasty, polypectomy (polyp removal), and audiometry test. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Aminpour attended medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Aminpour completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Aminpour (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. William Rumack is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at JPS Health Network for residency. Dr. Rumack is rated highly by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rumack (or staff) is conversant in 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 specialist in general surgery. He works in Santa Monica, CA and Tarzana, CA. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. His areas of expertise include obesity, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Lublin has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lublin honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Lublin welcomes new patients.

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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. Michael Leslee Potruch, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18546 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 300
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Michael Potruch's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Potruch is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Potruch welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Potruch completed a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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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 works in Tarzana, CA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Zeegen focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Zeegen has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; #216
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Torbati's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Torbati is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Grace Hospital, Detroit's residency program. His areas of expertise consist of high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Torbati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. Dr. Torbati is professionally 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

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

Dr. Michael Lee practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include knee problems, sports health, and joint problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Lee performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes 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. 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). His areas of expertise consist of sleep disorders and anti-aging. Dr. Kerner is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Kerner average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Kerner has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors 2008. 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
Dr. Benjamin J Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Cohen is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in West Hills, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cohen include cardioversion, stroke, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). Dr. Cohen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Cohen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He 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. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Bahk's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Award for Excellence in Neurological Science, American Academy of Neurology; Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); and Edwin L Shuman Essay Award.

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

Dr. Allen Hoffman's specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Tarzana, CA. In Dr. Hoffman's practice, he is particularly interested in acid reflux (GERD). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Hoffman attended medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He is 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Van Nuys, CA and Panorama City, CA. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahluwalia include minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ahluwalia is open to new patients. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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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's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Reseda, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Polosajian average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Polosajian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Polosajian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Polosajian welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 203
  • Uninsured Cost: $550 - $2,350
  • Medicare Cost: $196 - $811
Dr. Jerome D Vener, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
7345 Medical Center Drive; Suite 510
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jerome Vener practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in West Hills, CA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vener include sleep disorders, anti-aging, and allergies. Dr. Vener is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Vener is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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

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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.