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We found 21 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and oral and maxillofacial surgery. He works in Westlake Village, CA and Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among Dr. Ozaki's clinical interests: thigh lift, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and nerve reconstruction. He is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica, Adventist Health System, and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and 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 is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to 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 is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, partial knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Albany Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Fields a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fields include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Fields is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of Long Island Jewish Medical Center's residency program.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bhagia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. For his residency, Dr. Bhagia trained at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. In addition to English, Dr. Bhagia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Bhagia is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He is accepting 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tibone include knee problems and elbow problems. Dr. Tibone is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. His professional affiliations include 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. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Bahk's education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Award for Excellence in Neurological Science, American Academy of Neurology; Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA); and Edwin L Shuman Essay Award.

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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 in Van Nuys, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Kryger average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna. Dr. Kryger graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (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's areas of specialization are legal medicine, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Westlake Village, CA and West Hills, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Rah a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, spinal trauma, and spine surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of NYU Langone Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rah's 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. Leena Shankar Nathan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1250 La Venta Drive; Suite 105
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Leena Nathan's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include colposcopy, genital warts, and menopause. Dr. Nathan is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended Stanford University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Kaiser Permanente and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Nathan has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Joshua Garrett Cohen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1250 La Venta Drive
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Joshua Cohen is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include colposcopy, ovarian cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Cohen accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors Rising Star. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica and Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He is accepting 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 Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
351 Rolling Oaks Drive; Suite 203
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Tjerk Bury practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Bury is in-network for United Healthcare HMO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and PacifiCare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bury is a graduate of 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 languages: Spanish, German, and French. Dr. Bury 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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. 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. His professional affiliations include Adventist Health System and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,407
  • Medicare Cost: $506
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. He speaks Hebrew. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Kryger attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Kryger trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for his residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Kevin Nadel is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in West Hills, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Nadel has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Nadel attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Nadel's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Elbow Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Evan Bachner's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Bachner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Bachner attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 74
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,022 - $2,349
  • Medicare Cost: $88 - $1,165
Dr. Natalie Erin Edmondson, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
100 Moody Court; Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Natalie Kadin is an ear, nose and throat specialist. Her areas of expertise include chronic sinusitis, endoscopic sinus surgery, and sleep apnea. Dr. Kadin is professionally affiliated with Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and residency at Montefiore Medical Center. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kadin takes.

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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.