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's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shah include minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Shah honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Shah's training includes a residency program at Albany Medical Center. He speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He 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. 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. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. In Dr. Fields's practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended New York Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Fields is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Thousand Oaks, CA. Dr. Huang has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Huang include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Huang honors. Dr. Huang graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Her residency was performed at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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 (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He has indicated that his clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bhagia's hospital/clinic 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 is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to 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)

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

Dr. Andrew Rah practices legal medicine, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Westlake Village, CA and West Hills, CA. Dr. Rah is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, spinal trauma, and spine surgery procedures. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Rah is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to 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. Brian Craig Bashner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
110 Jensen Court; Suite 2a
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Brian Bashner's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. Dr. Bashner is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. 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 speaks Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. Dr. Nadel's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. Dr. Nadel's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Gregg Philip Hartman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2230 Lynn Road; Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Hartman's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Hartman attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Hartman speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 works as a plastic surgeon. Dr. Cambre's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Cambre is professionally 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)

Dr. Leo Polosajian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
425 Haaland Drive; Suite 205
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Leo Polosajian practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Reseda, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. Dr. Polosajian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. Dr. Polosajian is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Polosajian is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Polosajian takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

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

Dr. Tjerk Bury specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bury include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. Dr. Bury graduated from 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 foreign languages: Spanish, German, and French. He 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $1,107
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 specialist in general surgery. Dr. Luckey is affiliated with Adventist Health System and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He attended Howard University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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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. Evan Jay Bachner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Evan Bachner specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bachner include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. After attending Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school, Dr. Bachner completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Medical Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bachner is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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. 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. Patients gave Dr. Grossman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Grossman attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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. David Zane Schreier, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2230 Lynn Road; Suite 104
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. David Schreier is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Dr. Schreier speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He 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. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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

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 general surgeon and cancer surgeon in West Hills, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, cancer surgery, and colon cancer. Dr. Candela is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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