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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 medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. Dr. Wang takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wang's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Rumack is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rumack honors. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at JPS Health Network for residency. Dr. Rumack (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Rumack is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lublin include obesity, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Lublin's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Lublin studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Lublin is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Aminpour average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: blepharoplasty, polypectomy (polyp removal), and audiometry test. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Aminpour attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Mission Hills, CA and Northridge, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Potruch is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Potruch's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Potruch welcomes new patients.

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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 an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Shah has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Zeegen attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Zeegen's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeegen accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Zeegen speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lee attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, sports health, and joint problems. Dr. Lee's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Cantonese. He is professionally 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. Benjamin J Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Cohen is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen's areas of expertise include the following: cardioversion, stroke, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California for residency. Dr. Cohen honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He welcomes 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
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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; #216
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Kamran Torbati works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Tarzana, CA. Before performing his residency at Grace Hospital, Detroit, Dr. Torbati attended Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Torbati's clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy and robotic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Torbati is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Torbati (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Patient ratings for Dr. Hoffman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hoffman's clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. 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.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Ahluwalia's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ahluwalia is accepting new patients. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program. In addition to English, Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Polosajian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Polosajian attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polosajian takes. Dr. Polosajian has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 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. Dr. Kerner has indicated that his clinical interests include sleep disorders and anti-aging. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kerner has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He 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. Hrair E Darakjian, MEd, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18531 Roscoe Boulevard; #215
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Hrair Darakjian practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Darakjian include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Darakjian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Darakjian attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting 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. Matthew David Malamet, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 835
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Malamet practices plastic surgery in Encino, CA. Dr. Malamet graduated from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Malamet has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (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.