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We found 23 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 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. Wayne Hideo Ozaki, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
911 Hampshire Road; Suite 1
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Wayne Ozaki's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery; he sees patients in Westlake Village, CA and Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and nerve reconstruction. Dr. Ozaki accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at UPMC Presbyterian and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Ozaki attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. 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' 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. 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. 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. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kryger's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient ratings for Dr. Kryger average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA and Westlake Village, CA. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Cohen's clinical interests include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Cohen's practice is open to new patients. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star and Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 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. 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. His areas of expertise include knee problems and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Cedars-Sinai, and Keck Hospital of USC. Dr. Tibone attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tibone 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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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. 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. 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. Dr. Nathan's areas of expertise include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Nathan 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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. Zol Buer Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
947 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Zol Kryger practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Carmel Valley, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Kryger's clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Bahk is an orthopedic surgeon. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bahk attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He 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

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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.