We found 60 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield near Los Gatos, CA.

Dr. Edward William Pottmeyer III, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2440 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Edward Pottmeyer is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Pottmeyer graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Pottmeyer's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lung surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Thoracic Cancer, VATS Lung Surgery, Heart Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Pamela E Foster, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 200
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Pamela Foster practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Burlingame, CA, San Mateo, CA, and San Jose, CA. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Foster include colorectal surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Foster accepts. After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Foster completed her residency training at Virginia Mason Medical Center. She is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, San Mateo Medical Center, and Mills-Peninsula Division. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Anal Fistula, Pilonidal Cyst, Colorectal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,360
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $381
Dr. Richard The Nguyen, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2450 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Richard Nguyen's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Valley Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen honors. After attending Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nguyen's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $988
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $729
Dr. Saeed Mahmood Zare, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2450 Samaritan Drive; Suite 1
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Marc Zare works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Zare focuses on robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Zare average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Kasturba Medical College and residency at Georgetown University Hospital and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Zare is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $1,297 - $5,581
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $576 - $1,885
Dr. Geoffrey David Adamson, BS, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 302
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. G. Adamson's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. Clinical interests for Dr. Adamson include infertility. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Adamson attended medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Adamson completed a residency program at Toronto General Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Adamson an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Adamson's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy

All Interests: in Vitro Fertilization, Hypothyroidism, Laser Surgery, Male Infertility, Infertility, Polycystic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Ira Golod, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Mark Golod is a Los Gatos, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in orthopedic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Golod attended Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Golod is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Radial Head Replacement, Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Reginald V S McCoy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; Floor 1
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Reginald McCoy's areas of specialization are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Los Gatos, CA. Dr. McCoy's clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and hand surgery procedures. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCoy accepts. He attended Temple University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. McCoy's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Dupuytren's Contracture, Wrist Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Osteotomy, Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Esther M Yun, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2400 Samaritan Drive; Suite 105
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Esther Yun specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Yun's clinical interests include women's health issues. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. After attending UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she completed her residency training at Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. Dr. Yun (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. Dr. Yun's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vaginal hysterectomy, total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH), laparoscopic myomectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Adolescent Gynecology, Intrauterine Device Insertion, Laparoscopic Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
777 Knowles Drive; Suite #9
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Nicholas Colyvas' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Colyvas a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Colyvas's education and training includes medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), and Brown & Toland Physicians. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Sports Health, Tendon Repair, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Vincent Donald Lepore Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
2581 Samaritan Drive; Suite 102 (samaritan Medical Plaza)
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Vincent Lepore is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in San Jose, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lepore include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Lepore is affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital and Regional Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Lepore attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He trained at Stanford University Medical Center for his residency. He has received distinctions including RealSelf TOP 500; Named Outstanding Physician Specialist in Plastic Surgery, Bay Area Checkbook, Vol. 6, No.3; and RealSelf TOP 100.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. John Patrick Connolly III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 2nd Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly sees patients in Mountain View, CA, Los Gatos, CA, and Los Altos, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Connolly is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Connolly takes. Dr. Connolly is accepting new patients. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Connolly trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Problems, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Gary Aptekar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14651 S. Bascom Avenue; Suite 280
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Robert Aptekar's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Aptekar (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Russian. In his practice, he is particularly interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Aptekar is professionally affiliated with Good Samaritan Hospital. Before performing his residency at Stanford University Medical Center, Dr. Aptekar attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aptekar's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ming Teh Dwight D Chen, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 705
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ming-Teh Chen is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Chen is rated highly by Dr. Chen's patients. Dr. Chen has a special interest in gynecologic cancer. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and El Camino Hospital. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen has an open panel. Dr. Chen's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cystoscopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Vulvar ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $1,955 - $4,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $598 - $1,495
Dr. Diana Aung, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 810
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Diana Aung is a general OB/GYN. Before completing her residency at Magee Women's Hospital, Dr. Aung attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Aung's clinical interests encompass women's health issues. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aung accepts. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Aung is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. Dr. Aung has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, vaginal hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Gynecology, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arnold Aigen, MD
Specializes in Urology
15720 Winchester Boulevard; 1st Floor
Los Gatos, CA
 

Dr. Arnold Aigen is an urologist in Mountain View, CA and Los Gatos, CA. Dr. Aigen attended Mount Sinai School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aigen include kidney stones. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Aigen is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Kidney Stones, Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,195
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $898
Dr. Ali Shirzadi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
2577 Samaritan Drive; Suite 810
San Jose, CA
 

Dr. Ali Shirzadi is a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shirzadi include neurosurgery, traumatic brain injury, and brain cancer. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Shirzadi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Shirzadi attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Shirzadi speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Good Samaritan Hospital, and Sutter Maternity and Surgery Center of Santa Cruz. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Artificial Disc Replacement, Pituitary Tumor Surgery, Scoliosis, Vagus ... (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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