We found 43 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 medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wang graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He is open to 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 is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Burbank, CA and West Hills, CA. Dr. Aminpour (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aminpour include blepharoplasty, polypectomy (polyp removal), and audiometry test. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He graduated from 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. Dr. Aminpour is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Aminpour takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 238
  • Charge (avg.): $4,889 - $4,969
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,791 - $3,491
Dr. Nirav Jayprakash Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Shah's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Shah accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah's professional affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting 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. Matthew Alan Lublin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 222
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Lublin's specialty is general surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include obesity, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Lublin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lublin is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to 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)

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

Dr. Michael Potruch is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Potruch is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Potruch attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Potruch is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Marc M Kerner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 318
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Marc Kerner's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Kerner include facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kerner honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008; Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, UCLA; and LA Daily News Best Doctors. Dr. Kerner is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Sleep Disorders, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542
Dr. Matthew David Malamet, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 835
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Malamet sees patients in Encino, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Malamet include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. Dr. Malamet studied medicine at American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Malamet trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Erik Zeegen is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Tarzana, CA. Dr. Zeegen (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Russian. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Zeegen is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zeegen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen is open to 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in West Hills, CA. After attending Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 81
  • Charge (avg.): $275 - $1,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $126 - $877
Dr. Benjamin J Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Cohen specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise consist of cardioversion, stroke, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Cohen is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $529

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

Dr. Kamran Torbati practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Tarzana, CA. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. Dr. Torbati is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Torbati is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Grace Hospital, Detroit. In addition to English, Dr. Torbati (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Kevin Alan Nadel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7301 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Nadel is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Nadel attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nadel accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Genevieve A Mac Donald, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16200 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 309
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Genevieve Macdonald is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Macdonald is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Macdonald include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Macdonald trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Raj S Ahluwalia, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15211 Vanowen Street; Suite 207
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Dr. Ahluwalia attended Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahluwalia's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahluwalia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Arthritis

Dr. Hrair E Darakjian, MEd, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18531 Roscoe Boulevard; #215
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Darakjian is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Darakjian completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Darakjian is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Armenian. Dr. Darakjian's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tina Buerano Verder, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18411 Clark Street; Suite 102 & 103
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Tina Verder is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Verder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Facey Medical Group. Dr. Verder honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Verder completed residency programs at Danbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. Dr. Verder is conversant in Filipino.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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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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