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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
530 W Badillo Street; Suite B
Covina, CA

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy specializes in cardiothoracic surgery and practices in Covina, CA. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Andhra Medical College. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $764
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526
Dr Babak Samimi MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
741 S Orange Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Covina, CA

Dr. Babak Samimi works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Samimi's areas of expertise include wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samimi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Samimi is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Wrist Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, Elbow Arthroscopy, Ankle Arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee Arthroscopy, Ankle Arthroscopy, Arthritis, Wrist Art ... (Read more)

Dr Edward Lee Davis MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 3.65 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
412 W. Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA

Dr. Edward Davis' areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Davis is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Davis's professional affiliations include City of Hope and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $702
Mr Roger Satterthwaite MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.16 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
1250 South Sunset Avenue; Suite 303
West Covina, CA

Dr. Roger Satterthwaite works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Duarte, CA, West Covina, CA, and Pasadena, CA. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Satterthwaite's clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). In addition to English, Dr. Satterthwaite speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Testicular Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Ca ... (Read more)

Dr Jonathan Lim Yamzon MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Yamzon has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks the following languages: Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,701
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $354
Susanne G Warner MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA

Dr. Susanne Warner is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Warner include liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and robotic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Warner accepts. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Warner has received professional recognition including the following: W. Deprez Inlow Award, Priestly Society; Scientific Presentation Award, American Society of Breast Surgeons; and Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Liver Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Li ... (Read more)

Dr Kurt Allan Melstrom Jr MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA

Dr. Kurt Melstrom is a physician who specializes in general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Melstrom graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Melstrom include: John Keeley Surgical Fellowship, Osaka, Japan; Administrative Chief Resident, Loyola University Department of Surgery; and Loyola Surgery Resident Service Project Award. Dr. Melstrom is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr AliAsghar Zhumkhawala MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA

Dr. Ali Zhumkhawala's medical specialty is urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Zhumkhawala honors Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Zhumkhawala attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $563 - $1,656
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $65 - $277
Mr Mark Kawachi MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Average rating 4.5 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA

Dr. Mark Kawachi is an urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Kawachi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese. Dr. Kawachi has a special interest in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is affiliated with City of Hope. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kawachi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Kawachi has received the following distinctions: Los Angeles Super Doctors and "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $2,536 - $9,030
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $332 - $1,760
Dr Kyle G Cologne MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
315 N. 3rd Avenue; Suite 304
Covina, CA

Dr. Kyle Cologne, who practices in Covina, CA and Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Cologne's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, minimally invasive surgery, and rectal cancer. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cologne honors. He has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC), and Keck Medicine of USC.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Minimally Invasive S ... (Read more)

Richard A Williams MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
Average rating 3.53 stars out of 5 (24 ratings)
1334 W Covina Boulevard; #102
San Dimas, CA

Dr. Richard Williams is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Williams is a graduate of Central University of the East School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Williams trained at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He is especially interested in robotic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Robotic Surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr Heather Glanzberg Moreno MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
Inc. 139 W. Route 66; Suite 110
Glendora, CA

Dr. Heather Moreno is a medical specialist in diagnostic radiology. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Moreno is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,823
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $629

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 2.76 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
1250 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 101
West Covina, CA

Dr. Alejandro Sanchez is a West Covina, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sanchez's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. In addition to English, Dr. Sanchez speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Laser Liposuction, Vaser Liposuction, Tumescent Liposuction, Endoscopic Surgery, Mini Facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Double Eyelid Sur ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 305
West Covina, CA

Dr. Khan Hameed is a vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Hameed studied medicine at Dow Medical College. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Hameed (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,760
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $675

Specializes in Other
Average rating 4.1 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
408 W Baseline Road
Glendora, CA

Dr. Plaridel Atil graduated from Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation. Dr. Atil's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $636

Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
414 E San Bernardino Road
Covina, CA

Dr. David Underwood practices diagnostic radiology in Covina, CA. Dr. Underwood is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $502
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186
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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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