We found 22 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 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. Giliel Stefan Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
947 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Giliel Kryger is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kryger has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kryger include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kryger is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Kryger speaks Hebrew. His professional affiliations include 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Ozaki include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and nerve reconstruction. He is in-network for 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. Dr. Ozaki's training includes residency programs at UPMC Presbyterian and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is professionally 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. 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. 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. James Eugene Tibone, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6801 Park Terrace Drive; Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Tibone specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Los Angeles, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tibone has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Cedars-Sinai, and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Tibone honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Tibone attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received distinctions including Dr. Tibone was voted a Super Doctor by Los Angeles Magazine in .; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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. Zol Buer Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
947 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Zol Kryger is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Kryger attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Kryger's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kryger is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, Aetna, and more. He is conversant in 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 practices gynecologic oncology. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cohen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These areas are among his clinical interests: colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Cohen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star and Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. Michael Bahk works as an orthopedist in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Bahk trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bahk has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6801 Park Terrace Drive
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Jung is a podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Jung include foot surgery, plantar fasciitis, and ankle surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jung honors. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Pain, Sports Health, Plantar Fasciitis, Ankle Problems, Ankle Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Leena Nathan's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nathan obtained her medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received the following distinctions: First La Reina High School Distinguished Alumnus Award; Resident Research Award, UCLA OBGYN; and Resident Research Award, Kaiser Woodland Hills Family Practice. Dr. Nathan 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)

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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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