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 an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Westlake Village, CA and West Hills, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah's clinical interests include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Albany Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah takes. 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. 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. Dr. Bhagia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. He has a special interest in carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bhagia's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. After completing medical school at Medical College Baroda, Dr. Bhagia performed his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. He 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, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Fields's education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fields include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Fields average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fields's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $1,190 - $1,402
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Huang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Huang completed her residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Huang 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. Kevin Alan Nadel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Nadel works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nadel takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Nadel's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Andrew Rah is a spine surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and legal medicine specialist in Westlake Village, CA and West Hills, CA. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. Dr. Rah's training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rah include arthroscopic surgery, spinal trauma, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Rah has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Bashner's clinical interests: knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His practice 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. Gregg Philip Hartman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2230 Lynn Road; Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Hartman works as an orthopedic trauma specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA and Simi Valley, CA. Dr. Hartman is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's residency program. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hartman is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $2,460
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $601
Dr. Athleo Louis Cambre Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1220 Laventa Drive; Suite 204
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Athleo Cambre sees patients in West Hollywood, CA and Westlake Village, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Cambre attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cambre accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tjerk Bury's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Thousand Oaks, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Bury (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bury include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. Before performing his residency at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bury attended Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Bury is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bury honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $1,107
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $525
Dr. Leo Polosajian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
425 Haaland Drive; Suite 205
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Leo Polosajian is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Polosajian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Polosajian attended St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Polosajian average 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Polosajian is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 203
  • Charge (avg.): $550 - $2,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $196 - $811
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 specialist in general surgery. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Luckey is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,407
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506
Dr. Brian Stuart Grossman, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
375 Rolling Oaks Drive; #210
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Brian Grossman specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patients rated Dr. Grossman highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $5,817
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $823
Dr. Evan Jay Bachner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Evan Bachner sees patients in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Bachner average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bachner's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $1,022 - $2,349
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $88 - $1,165
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). Dr. Schreier is a graduate of the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Schreier include cancer surgery, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. 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, Punch Biopsy, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,114
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $541
Dr. Frank Carmen Candela, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2230 Lynn Road; Suite 104
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Frank Candela is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in West Hills, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. Patients gave Dr. Candela an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Candela include diverticular disease, cancer surgery, and colon cancer. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Candela speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Punch Biopsy, Colon Cancer, ... (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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