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We found 22 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California PPO near Westlake Village, CA.

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

Dr. Wayne Ozaki practices plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery in Westlake Village, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ozaki's clinical interests include thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and nerve reconstruction. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Adventist Health System, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ozaki completed residency programs at UPMC Presbyterian and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Ozaki honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Nerve Reconstruction, Dermabrasion, Body Contouring, Botox Injection, Botulinum ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirav Jayprakash Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Shah's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Albany Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah's hospital/clinic 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' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Fields is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. On average, patients gave Dr. Fields a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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, Reconstructive Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,190 - $1,402
  • Medicare Cost: $181 - $606
Dr. Umesh T Bhagia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Umesh Bhagia specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Bhagia has a special interest in carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Bhagia (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Bhagia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. 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)

Dr. James Eugene Tibone, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6801 Park Terrace Drive; Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. James Tibone is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Los Angeles, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Tibone include knee problems and elbow problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tibone accepts. 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. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Cedars-Sinai, and Keck Hospital of USC.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Sports Injuries, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,980 - $5,643
  • Medicare Cost: $181 - $1,114
Dr. Michael Sungwon Bahk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
375 Rolling Oaks Drive; #210
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bahk practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Van Nuys, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, and Simi Valley, CA. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bahk accepts. His distinctions include: Award for Excellence in Neurological Science, American Academy of Neurology; Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); and Edwin L Shuman Essay Award. Dr. Bahk is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,032
  • Medicare Cost: $1,132
Dr. Giliel Stefan Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
947 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Giliel Kryger practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Kryger honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Kryger attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kryger speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Joshua Cohen is a gynecologic oncologist in Los Angeles, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen honors. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Cohen has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star. His professional affiliations include UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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)

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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 is a medical specialist in legal medicine, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Rah has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Rah include arthroscopic surgery, spinal trauma, and spine surgery procedures. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is open to new patients. Dr. Rah attended medical school at New York Medical College. He completed his residency training at NYU Langone Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Reconstructive Surgery, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Degenerative ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Leena Nathan is a Westlake Village, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Nathan's clinical interests: colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She is affiliated with UCLA Health. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Nathan completed her residency training 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Urinary Incontinence, Genital Warts, Neurogenic ... (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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. 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. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. Dr. Nadel is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Adventist Health System. Dr. Nadel 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)

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

Dr. Tjerk Bury is a Thousand Oaks, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. After attending Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Bury completed his residency training at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bury honors. 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

  • 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 medical specialty is general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System and Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Dr. Luckey graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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 rated him highly, giving him an average of 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. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,460
  • Medicare Cost: $601
Dr. Zol Buer Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
947 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Zol Kryger's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kryger completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kryger include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, Aetna, and more. Dr. Kryger speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Natalie Kadin's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. She is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Kadin honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. After attending Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Montefiore Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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