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We found 18 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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. These areas are among Dr. Shah's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Albany Medical Center, Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Gujarati. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Shah welcomes 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. Robert Howard Fields, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Robert Fields' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. He studied medicine at New York Medical College. His residency was performed at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Fields's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Fields average 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fields takes. Dr. Fields is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Thousand Oaks, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Huang's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Huang speaks 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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bhagia's clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhagia takes. His education and training includes medical school at Medical College Baroda and residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Bhagia (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Brian Bashner is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bashner is especially interested in knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bashner's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Reseda, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Polosajian performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Polosajian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 plastic surgery specialist in West Hollywood, CA and Westlake Village, CA. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cambre attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cambre accepts Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. 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 Legal Medicine, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Rah's medical specialty is legal medicine, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rah's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, spinal trauma, and spine surgery procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His training includes a residency program at NYU Langone Medical Center. Dr. Rah is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Rah is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Reconstructive Surgery, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Degenerative ... (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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. Nadel an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nadel's office for an appointment. 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.

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

Dr. Tjerk Bury's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bury honors United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, PacifiCare, and more. He graduated from Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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 practices general surgery in Simi Valley, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Luckey attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,407
  • Medicare Cost: $506
Dr. Gregg Philip Hartman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2230 Lynn Road; Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Hartman practices orthopedic trauma in Thousand Oaks, CA and Simi Valley, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hartman's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hartman is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,460
  • Medicare Cost: $601
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Evan Bachner, who practices in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center's residency program. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Bachner has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bachner takes.

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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. Brian Stuart Grossman, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
375 Rolling Oaks Drive; Suite 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. Dr. Grossman attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Grossman honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,817
  • Medicare Cost: $823
Dr. Glenn Eric Waldman, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
415 Rolling Oaks Drive; Suite 190
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Waldman is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Waldman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Waldman 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. David Zane Schreier, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2230 Lynn Road; Suite 104
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. David Schreier's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in West Hills, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Schreier attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Schreier accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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

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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.