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 specializes in pediatric general surgery and practices in Los Angeles, CA and Encino, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Wang is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Wang honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Erik N Zeegen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5525 Etiwanda; Suite 324
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Erik Zeegen practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery in Tarzana, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Zeegen's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. 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. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino, Spanish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Nirav Shah works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Westlake Village, CA and West Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Shah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shah's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Michael Jay Hollander, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16030 Ventura Boulevard; #400
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Hollander specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hollander include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Hollander trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hollander's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 68
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800 - $2,371
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $181 - $1,137
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. Dr. Rumack graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at JPS Health Network. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rumack is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rumack (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Rumack's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 81
  • Charge (avg.): $275 - $1,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $126 - $877
Dr. Matthew Alan Lublin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Lublin's specialty is general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lublin average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lublin include obesity, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Lublin takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Lublin has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Lublin's practice 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. 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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Aminpour's areas of expertise include blepharoplasty, polypectomy (polyp removal), and audiometry test. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Aminpour welcomes new patients. He attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Aminpour has received the distinction of 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 238
  • Charge (avg.): $4,889 - $4,969
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,791 - $3,491
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); he sees patients in Northridge, CA and Westlake Village, CA. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kerner include facial problems, rosacea, and dermabrasion. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kerner accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008; Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, UCLA; and LA Daily News Best Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kerner has an open panel.

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

Dr. Kevin Nadel is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Nadel is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nadel is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Nadel attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin J Cohen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
23101 Sherman Place; Suite 110
West Hills, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Cohen practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in West Hills, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Cohen include cardioversion, stroke, and cholesterol problems (lipid disorders). He 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. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cohen 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $529
Dr. Michael Leslee Potruch, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18546 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 300
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Michael Potruch is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Potruch speaks Spanish. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and HealthCare Partners, LLC. Dr. Potruch attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Potruch's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 402
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Isaac Wiener, who practices in Los Angeles, CA and Encino, CA, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wiener honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Wiener is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Wiener completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Facey Medical Group. Dr. Wiener is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521
Dr. Tina Buerano Verder, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18411 Clark Street; Suite 102
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Tina Verder's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Verder graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Danbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University. She has a special interest in robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Verder is conversant in Filipino. She is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Facey Medical Group. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Raj Ahluwalia practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Van Nuys, CA. These areas are among Dr. Ahluwalia's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program, Dr. Ahluwalia attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine. Dr. Ahluwalia (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. Dr. Ahluwalia is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Valencia, CA and Northridge, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Armenian. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Darakjian is professionally affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Darakjian has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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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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