We found 113 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California near Sherman Oaks, CA.

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Dr. Philippe Jean Quilici, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
8635 W Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Quilici is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Quilici include thyroid problems, cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). The average patient rating for Dr. Quilici is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Quilici is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Quilici studied medicine at the University of the Mediterranean Aix-Marseille II Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Quilici completed residency programs at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Quilici (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Quilici is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Colectomy, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Hernia, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 85
  • Charge (avg.): $1,955 - $4,307
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $468 - $851
Dr. Stephen D Bresnick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
16633 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 110
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Stephen Bresnick's specialties are plastic surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Encino, CA. Dr. Bresnick's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bresnick obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kasper Saonun Wang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
5363 Balboa Boulevard; Suite 121
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Kasper Wang works as a pediatric general surgeon. He attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Wang trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wang takes. In addition to English, Dr. Wang speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Solid Tumor, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pectus Carinatum, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nojan Toomari, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Trauma Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18200 Ventura Boulevard
Tarzana, CA
 

Dr. Nojan Toomari works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and cancer surgeon. His areas of expertise include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Toomari is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and Kaiser Permanente are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toomari accepts. Dr. Toomari attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete his residency at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center. Dr. Toomari (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and Facey Medical Group. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harmik J Soukiasian, MD
Specializes in Other, Thoracic Surgery
8631 W. Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Harmik Soukiasian is a specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Soukiasian (or staff) speaks the following languages: Armenian and Persian. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, emphysema, and barrett's esophagus. Dr. Soukiasian is affiliated with Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Soukiasian attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Achalasia, Esophagus Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Emphysema, Barrett's Esophagus

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 73
  • Charge (avg.): $141 - $1,449
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $35 - $357
Dr. Wen Cheng, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Wen Cheng's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, robotic cardiac surgery, and aortic aneurysm. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cheng's education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Cheng's professional affiliations include Heart Institute and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Bicuspid Aortic Valve Disease, Lung Transplant, Robotic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $5,005
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,120
Dr. Theodore M Khalili, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
8700 Beverly Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Theodore Khalili's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include obesity, colorectal surgery procedures, and anti-reflux surgery. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Khalili is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Khalili has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Ali Mahtabifard, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
8635 W 3rd Street; Suite 975w
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Ali Mahtabifard practices thoracic surgery in Los Angeles, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Dr. Mahtabifard (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Persian. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), lung cancer, and photodynamic therapy (PDT). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Mahtabifard graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Shield, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Lobectomy, Esophagus Problems, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Trachea ... (Read more)

Dr. Houshmand Joseph Naim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
8631 W. 3rd Street; Suit #444
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Houshmand Naim's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Los Angeles, CA and Wilmongton, CA. His areas of expertise include panniculectomy (removal of excess skin), gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Naim's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York Methodist Hospital. Dr. Naim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cedars-Sinai and St. Mary's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Type 1 Diabetes, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallstones, Weight Loss, Acid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $10,200 - $17,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $921 - $1,263
Dr. Aamir S Shah, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
127 S. San Vicente Boulevard; Suite A3600
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Aamir Shah, who practices in Los Angeles, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise consist of abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA), angina, and aortic stenosis. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center and the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Shah (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and French.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Valve Surgery, Aortic Stenosis, Aortic Dissection, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $7,608
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,012
Dr. David William Bliss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
8635 W Third Street
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. David Bliss is a pediatric surgeon. He is especially interested in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), inflammatory bowel disease, and hernia. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bliss is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Bliss speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Wei-Chien Michael Lin, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4835 Van Nuys Boulevard; Suite 208
Sherman Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Wei-Chien Lin is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Sherman Oaks, CA, Tarzana, CA, and Santa Clarita, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lin graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Lin is conversant in Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Lin has an open panel.

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

Dr. Erik Zeegen sees patients in Tarzana, CA. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Zeegen's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeegen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeegen honors. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Zeegen has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Zeegen (or staff) is conversant in Filipino, Spanish, and Russian.

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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. Michael Aurash Zadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
16542 Ventura Boulevard; Suite 304
Encino, CA
 

Dr. Michael Zadeh specializes in general surgery. His clinical interests include facial problems, acne, and restylane. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Zadeh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Zadeh include: Southern California Rising Stars; Patients' Choice Award; and Most Compassionate Doctor Award. He speaks Persian. Dr. Zadeh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and Northridge Hospital Medical Center. His practice 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's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Koopersmith average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Koopersmith's areas of expertise consist of menopause, thyroid problems, and osteoporosis. She is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koopersmith honors. She has an open panel. She is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Koopersmith has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Doctors and Dentists for Women; and Preeminent Women's Health Doctors.

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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's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Ramin include erectile dysfunction (impotence), benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and kidney stones. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramin average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Ramin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. His professional affiliations include Cedars-Sinai and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Ramin is open to new patients.

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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

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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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