We found 39 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Encino, CA.

Dr. Erik N Zeegen, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5525 Etiwanda Avenue; Suite 324
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Erik Zeegen specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Zeegen (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Russian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Zeegen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Zeegen attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Zeegen a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Zeegen has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Wei-Chien Michael Lin, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Wei-Chien Lin works as a gynecologic oncologist. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Lin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Lin attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin. He is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,571
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $482
Dr. Michael Aurash Zadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 304
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Zadeh practices general surgery in Encino, CA and Tarzana, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Zadeh's clinical interests: facial problems, acne, and restylane. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, Dr. Zadeh attended St. George's University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars; Patients' Choice Award; and Most Compassionate Doctor Award. Dr. Zadeh is conversant in Persian. Dr. Zadeh is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Facial Problems, Migraine, Restylane, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Tina Beth Koopersmith, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
13320 Riverside Drive; #220
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Tina Koopersmith is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Koopersmith obtained her medical school training at Duke University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Koopersmith include menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koopersmith accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Koopersmith has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Koopersmith is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Thyroid Problems, Infertility, Osteoporosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
12922 Victory Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Ramin include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ramin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Ramin obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cedars-Sinai and Providence Saint John's Health Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bladder Removal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 79
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000 - $17,263
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $114 - $1,588
Dr. Giliel Stefan Kryger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Giliel Kryger works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He is conversant in Hebrew. Clinical interests for Dr. Kryger include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Kryger's professional affiliations include St. John's Regional Hospital, St. John's Pleasant Valley Hospital, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Kryger is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kryger is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Assurant Health, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Ventura County Star Reader's Choice Award for Best Plastic Surgeon.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. Gregory Shant Khounganian, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 245
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Greg Khounganian practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Encino, CA and Tarzana, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Dr. Khounganian's areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, minimally invasive surgery, and spine surgery procedures. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Khounganian is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Khounganian (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Khounganian is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Scoliosis, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Michael Leslee Potruch, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18546 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 300
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Michael Potruch's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital, Dr. Potruch attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Potruch average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Potruch accepts. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, HealthCare Partners, LLC, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Potruch has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Minimally Invasive Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Marc M Kerner, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
18350 Roscoe Boulevard; Suite 318
Northridge, CA
 

Dr. Marc Kerner is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kerner's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, botox injection, and septoplasty. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Kerner is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Kerner's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008; Clinical Faculty Teaching Award, UCLA; and LA Daily News Best Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sleep Disorders, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542
Dr. Carlos Alberto Guanche, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6815 Noble Avenue
Van Nuys, CA
 

Dr. Carlos Guanche is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Van Nuys, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Guanche include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), hip arthroscopy, and sports health. Dr. Guanche's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia for his residency. Dr. Guanche has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Preeminent Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Doctors. Dr. Guanche (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Armenian. Dr. Guanche welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,654 - $2,023
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $458 - $529
Dr. Philip H Conwisar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 210
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Philip Conwisar is an orthopedic surgeon in North Hollywood, CA, Sherman Oaks, CA, and Valencia, CA. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Conwisar's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Conwisar attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Conwisar is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Tina Buerano Verder, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Tina Verder is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Verder is 3.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Verder takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Danbury Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Yale University, Dr. Verder attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Verder is conversant in Filipino. She is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Facey Medical Group. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Urology
18321 Clark Street
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Mayank Patel specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Tarzana, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Patel is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include robotic surgery and prostate cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Cigna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Patel's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Physical Therapy, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16030 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 100
Encino, CA
 

Dr. S. Shayfer sees patients in Encino, CA. His medical specialties are hand surgery, physical therapy, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shayfer completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Tufts University. Dr. Shayfer's clinical interests include hand surgery procedures, sports health, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The average patient rating for Dr. Shayfer is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Hand Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $726 - $4,551
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $181 - $1,137
Dr. Eliran Mor, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Other, Gynecology
16550 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 400
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Eliran Mor works as a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist in Valencia, CA, Tarzana, CA, and Encino, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine and residency at New York Methodist Hospital. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Mor is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mor honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mor (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and French. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Mor's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Endocrine Diseases, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Michael A Persky, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
16311 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 600
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Persky is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Persky a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Persky include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Persky include: RealSelf Top Doctor; Southern California Super Doctors; and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Persky is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sleep Disorders, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, Brow Lift, ... (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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