We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield near Glendora, CA.

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

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy's specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Reddy attended medical school at Andhra Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $764
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526
Dr. Jonathan Lim Yamzon, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is especially interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yamzon has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. I. Paz's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Paz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. He has received distinctions including America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Paz speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, Endocrine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Lee Davis, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W. Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Edward Davis' areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Glendora, CA. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Davis's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with City of Hope and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $702
Dr. Babak Samimi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
741 S Orange Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Babak Samimi specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Samimi has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Samimi has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Susanne Gray Carpenter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Susanne Warner is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Warner include liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Warner is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Warner graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. She trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include W. Deprez Inlow Award, Priestly Society; Scientific Presentation Award, American Society of Breast Surgeons; and Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Pancreatic Surgery, Gallbladder Cancer, Liver Cancer, Bile Duct Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kurt Melstrom sees patients in Glendora, CA and Duarte, CA. His medical specialties are surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, Dr. Melstrom focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Melstrom accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: John Keeley Surgical Fellowship, Osaka, Japan; Administrative Chief Resident, Loyola University Department of Surgery; and Loyola Surgery Resident Service Project Award. Dr. Melstrom is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mark H Kawachi, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Mark Kawachi practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). The average patient rating for Dr. Kawachi is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Kawachi is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training 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 performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kawachi's distinctions include: Los Angeles Super Doctors and "America's Top Doctor for Cancer" from Castle Connolly / Newsweek. Dr. Kawachi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Japanese.

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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. Ali-Asghar Zhumkhawala, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
412 W Carroll Avenue; Suite 200
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Ali Zhumkhawala's specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Zhumkhawala accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center, Dr. Zhumkhawala attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with 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
Dr. Kyle Graham Cologne, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
315 N. 3rd Avenue; Suite 304
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Kyle Cologne is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Covina, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Cologne trained at Rush University Medical Center for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cologne include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Cologne (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. 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 ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard A Williams, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1334 W Covina Boulevard; #102
San Dimas, CA
 

Dr. Richard Williams practices general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Williams honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Williams attended medical school at Central University of the East School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Williams's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1250 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 101
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Alejandro Sanchez sees patients in West Covina, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Sanchez's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. Dr. Sanchez is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6520 N Irwindale Avenue
Irwindale, CA
 

Dr. John Cook's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cook honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Cook has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors 2008. In addition to English, Dr. Cook (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Pain, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Sports Health, Tumor, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 305
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Khan Hameed practices vascular surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. 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
408 W Baseline Road
Glendora, CA
 

Dr. Plaridel Atil is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Atil graduated from Manila Central University, MCU-FDT Medical Foundation.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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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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