We found 63 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Arcadia, CA.

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Dr. Jae Yul Kim, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jae Kim is a specialist in thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and mesothelioma. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Mesothelioma, Thymoma, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $358 - $2,712
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $127 - $806
Dr. Dan Joseph Raz, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Dan Raz works as a thoracic surgeon. Dr. Raz's areas of expertise consist of esophageal cancer surgery, lung cancer surgery, and thymoma. Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Raz takes. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Raz's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He has received professional recognition including the following: the University of California San Francisco Training in Clinical Research Scholar; Massachusetts Institute of Technology Burchard Scholar; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Clinical Interests: Lung Cancer Surgery, Thymoma, Esophageal Cancer Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $450 - $3,332
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $161 - $990
Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee is a thoracic surgeon in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Erhunmwunsee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Erhunmwunsee include: Woodruff Scholarship; Emory University Full Merit-based Scholarship; and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Cathy Eun-Young Shin, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
468 E Santa Clara Street
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Cathy Shin's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. In her practice, Dr. Shin focuses on laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Shin is in-network for Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, and the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean. Dr. Shin is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Quang T Vo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
600 N Garfield Avenue; Suite 204
Monterey Park, CA
 

Dr. Quang Vo works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vo include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens, Dr. Vo attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Vo has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thanh Hue Dellinger, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Thanh Dellinger, who practices in South Pasadena, CA and Duarte, CA, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. She has a special interest in ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Dellinger graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Dellinger completed a residency program at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Dellinger has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Dellinger (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Chinese, and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Cancer, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Sentovich, MBA, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Sentovich specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Sentovich is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sentovich has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, rectal surgery, and colon cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. Dr. Sentovich is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Sentovich attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sentovich include: Boston Super Doctors; NIH Short Term Training Grant UCLA; and New England Society of Colon & Rectal Surgeons Award. Dr. Sentovich offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Anorectal Problems, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, Colon Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Laleh Golkar Melstrom, MS, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Laleh Melstrom, who practices in Duarte, CA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery). She has a special interest in liver cancer, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Melstrom graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then she performed her residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Dr. Melstrom has received distinctions including Northwestern Resident as Teacher Award, Northwestern Department of Surgery; Northwestern University Kanavel Scholar Award, Northwestern Department of Surgery; and First Prize - Chicago Surgical Society Annual Award For Surgical Research, Chicago Surgical Society. In addition to English, Dr. Melstrom (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Sarcoma, Melanoma, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Bertram Emmanuel Yuh, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E. Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Bertram Yuh specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Pasadena, CA. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, kidney cancer, and robotic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yuh attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY, University at Buffalo. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yuh (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Yuh is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Jonathan Lim Yamzon, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yamzon include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Yamzon's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,701
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $354
Dr. Roger W Satterthwaite, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Roger Satterthwaite's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Pasadena, CA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Satterthwaite include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Satterthwaite honors. Dr. Satterthwaite graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Satterthwaite (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Babak Samimi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
741 South Orange Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Babak Samimi's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Samimi's areas of expertise include the following: wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Samimi is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Samimi is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Gair Pearson, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Philip Pearson is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Pasadena, CA and Arcadia, CA. These areas are among Dr. Pearson's clinical interests: prostate problems, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Swedish Medical Center, Seattle and a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Pearson is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark C Tan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Mark Tan sees patients in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at Summa Health System. Dr. Tan's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Tan has received professional recognition including the following: Sarah Baskin Award for Excellence in Research, The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Sc Lin, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 400
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Paul Lin specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Lin studied medicine at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is especially interested in robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Clayton S Lau, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Clayton Lau's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Pasadena, CA. Patients rated Dr. Lau highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and robotic prostatectomy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Tufts University School of Medicine, Dr. Lau performed his residency at Tufts Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek; General Surgery Teaching Award-Tufts University School of Medicine; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lau (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Spanish. Dr. Lau's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Robotic Prostatectomy, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (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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