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We found 19 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 adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Albany Medical Center. Dr. Shah has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice 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' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Fields has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Fields trained at Long Island Jewish Medical Center for residency. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Fields is accepting 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 is a plastic surgeon in Thousand Oaks, CA. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Huang's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Huang attended Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. She is conversant in 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. 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 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhagia include carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhagia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Bhagia 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. Brian Craig Bashner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
110 Jensen Court; Suite 2a
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Brian Bashner sees patients in Thousand Oaks, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bashner speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bashner include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bashner takes Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Polosajian (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Polosajian attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Polosajian takes. Dr. Polosajian 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, who practices in West Hollywood, CA and Westlake Village, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cambre's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts 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. Dr. Cambre's 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 specializes in legal medicine, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Rah include arthroscopic surgery, spinal trauma, and spine surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Rah graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rah is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He 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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Nadel average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Nadel's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Nadel welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Thousand Oaks, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave Dr. Bury a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more. After attending Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Bury (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, German, and French. He is professionally 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's specialty is general surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. 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.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hartman is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hartman is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,460
  • Medicare Cost: $601
Dr. James J Ong, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2220 Lynn Road; #203
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. James Ong practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Tarzana, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ong completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). His clinical interests include ablation, electrophysiological (EP) study, and electrocardiogram (EKG). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ong honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Ong welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Electrocardiogram, Echocardiogram, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Ablation, Heart Problems, Pacemaker, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $217 - $921
Dr. Evan Jay Bachner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Evan Bachner's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Bachner accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to 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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Waldman average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Waldman is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. Dr. Grossman is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,817
  • Medicare Cost: $823

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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.