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

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

Dr. Nirav Shah specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shah attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Albany Medical Center for residency. He speaks Gujarati.

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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. 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 in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kryger include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Kryger takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, Aetna, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgeon. Dr. Kryger speaks Hebrew. Dr. Kryger's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, and St. John's Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Hindi. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bhagia is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Bhagia attended Medical College Baroda for medical school. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Nadel graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Nadel completed a residency program 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 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He welcomes 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)

Dr. Robert Howard Fields, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Robert Fields is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Fields is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fields honors. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Fields's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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

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 is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, spinal trauma, and spine surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rah takes. Dr. Rah attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Los Angeles, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Cedars-Sinai, and Keck Hospital of USC. After completing medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College, Dr. Tibone performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tibone's distinctions include: 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. Zol Buer Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
947 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Zol Kryger is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Carmel Valley, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Kryger is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and gender reassignment (sex change) surgery. Dr. Kryger is affiliated with West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. 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. Wayne Hideo Ozaki, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
911 Hampshire Road; Suite 1
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Wayne Ozaki is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Ozaki's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and nerve reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ozaki takes. He attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at UPMC Presbyterian and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Ozaki's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Tjerk Bury is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Bury's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. Dr. Bury attended medical school at Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Bury (or staff) speaks 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $1,107
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $525
Dr. Leena Shankar Nathan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1250 La Venta Drive; Suite 105
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Leena Nathan works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Nathan's clinical interests include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. She is affiliated with UCLA Health. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Nathan attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. 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. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Bachner is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bachner attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. He is affiliated with West Hills Hospital & Medical Center.

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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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Aneet Toor works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA, Simi Valley, CA, and Westlake Village, CA. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, general orthopedics, and sports health. Dr. Toor is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center for residency. Dr. Toor's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, and Adventist Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg Philip Hartman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2230 Lynn Road; Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Hartman specializes in orthopedic trauma. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hartman attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, he 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. Michael S Bahk, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
375 Rolling Oaks Drive; #210
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bahk's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Bahk attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bahk include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Bahk is 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
Dr. Andrew Edward Luckey III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
415 East Rolling Oaks Drive; #240
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Luckey practices general surgery. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He studied medicine at Howard University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Luckey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. 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

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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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