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We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Westlake Village, CA.

Dr. Nirav Jayprakash Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, 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. Robert Howard Fields, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Robert Fields is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Fields a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fields include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Fields is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,190 - $1,402
  • Medicare Cost: $181 - $606
Dr. Georgeanna Jane Huang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2190 Lynn Road; Suite 240
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Georgeanna Huang sees patients in Thousand Oaks, CA. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Huang include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang honors. Dr. Huang attended medical school at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Her medical residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. She is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cleft Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Umesh T Bhagia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Umesh Bhagia is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bhagia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. For his residency, Dr. Bhagia trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. In addition to English, Dr. Bhagia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Bhagia is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Legal Medicine, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Rah's areas of specialization are legal medicine, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Westlake Village, CA and West Hills, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Rah a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, spinal trauma, and spine surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rah's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Reconstructive Surgery, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Craig Bashner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
110 Jensen Court; Suite 2a
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Brian Bashner is an orthopedist. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bashner include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. Dr. Bashner obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bashner is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Leo Polosajian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
425 Haaland Drive; Suite 205
Thousand Oaks, 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. Athleo Louis Cambre Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1220 Laventa Drive; Suite 204
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Athleo Cambre is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Cambre include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. Dr. Cambre graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
351 Rolling Oaks Drive; Suite 203
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Tjerk Bury practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bury is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bury is a graduate of Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bury completed residency programs at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bury (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Bury is affiliated with UCLA Health.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,107
  • Medicare Cost: $525
Dr. Andrew Edward Luckey III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
415 East Rolling Oaks Drive; #240
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Luckey is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Luckey attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,407
  • Medicare Cost: $506
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Nadel is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Nadel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Nadel attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Nadel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Evan Bachner's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Bachner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Bachner attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,022 - $2,349
  • Medicare Cost: $88 - $1,165
Dr. Glenn Eric Waldman, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
415 Rolling Oaks Drive; Suite 190
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Waldman specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Waldman average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,309 - $13,429
  • Medicare Cost: $479 - $3,725
Dr. Brian Stuart Grossman, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
375 Rolling Oaks Drive; Suite 210
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Brian Grossman is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Grossman studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grossman completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Grossman is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,817
  • Medicare Cost: $823
Dr. David Zane Schreier, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2230 Lynn Road; Suite 104
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. David Schreier specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After completing medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, Dr. Schreier performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schreier speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon Cancer, Hernia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,114
  • Medicare Cost: $541
Dr. Frank Carmen Candela, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2230 Lynn Road; Suite 104
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Frank Candela, who practices in West Hills, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Candela is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Candela include diverticular disease, cancer surgery, and colon cancer. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Dr. Candela speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Colon Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,395
  • Medicare Cost: $667

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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.