We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO 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. Giliel Stefan Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
947 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Giliel Kryger's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kryger accepts. Dr. Kryger is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgeon. He is conversant in Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, and St. John's Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Hideo Ozaki, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
911 Hampshire Road; Suite 1
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Wayne Ozaki is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and nerve reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ozaki graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He trained at UPMC Presbyterian and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. Dr. Ozaki is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Adventist Health System, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Nerve Reconstruction, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Botulinum ... (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. 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. 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. Zol Buer Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
947 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Zol Kryger is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Kryger is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, Dr. Kryger speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Garrett Cohen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1250 La Venta Drive
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Cohen is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Cohen attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Cohen accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Cohen has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star and Southern California Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Clinical Trials, Vaginal Cancer, Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Sungwon Bahk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
375 Rolling Oaks Drive; #210
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bahk is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bahk is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bahk completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bahk has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,032
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,132

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. Leena Shankar Nathan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1250 La Venta Drive; Suite 105
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Leena Nathan is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nathan include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nathan include: First La Reina High School Distinguished Alumnus Award; Resident Research Award, UCLA OBGYN; and Resident Research Award, Kaiser Woodland Hills Family Practice. She is affiliated with UCLA Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Genital Warts, Neurogenic ... (Read more)

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. Natalie Erin Kadin, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 Moody Court; Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Natalie Kadin works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA. Her clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. She takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dr. Kadin performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Kadin is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Cancer, Tumor, Sleep Problems, Microsurgery, Larynx Cancer, Acute ... (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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