We found 18 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Westlake Village, CA.

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Dr. Nirav Jayprakash Shah, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Shah is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Albany Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shah include knee problems, minimally invasive surgery, and arthritis. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Shah is affiliated with UCLA Health, Providence Tarzana Medical Center, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroplasty, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Outpatient Care, Partial ... (Read more)

Dr. Umesh T Bhagia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Umesh Bhagia's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Bhagia is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Medical College Baroda for medical school, he completed his residency training at Hospital of Saint Raphael, Medical College Baroda, and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Bhagia (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center, Northridge Hospital Medical Center, and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Bhagia is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kevin Alan Nadel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Nadel practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder dislocation, and knee surgery. Dr. Nadel's professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center, West Hills Hospital & Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Nadel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Craig Bashner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
110 Jensen Court; Suite 2a
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Brian Bashner is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bashner average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bashner include knee problems, shoulder problems, and hip problems. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Bashner performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Howard Fields, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Robert Fields is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Fields average 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Fields accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Fields attended medical school at New York Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $1,190 - $1,402
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $181 - $606
Dr. Georgeanna Jane Huang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2190 Lynn Road; Suite 240
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Georgeanna Huang is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Huang's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Huang graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University and then she performed her residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. She speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. She is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast Reduction, Cleft Lip ... (Read more)

Specializes in Legal Medicine, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Rah is a medical specialist in legal medicine, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Rah average 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, spinal trauma, and spine surgery procedures. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Providence Tarzana Medical Center and West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Dr. Rah is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Reconstructive Surgery, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Evan Jay Bachner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1220 La Venta Drive; Suite 202
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Evan Bachner works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bachner's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bachner takes. Before completing his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Bachner attended medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Bachner is affiliated with West Hills Hospital & Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 74
  • Charge (avg.): $1,022 - $2,349
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $88 - $1,165

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
351 Rolling Oaks Drive; Suite 203
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Tjerk Bury is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Thousand Oaks, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Bury (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and French. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bury include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Bury is affiliated with UCLA Health. He attended medical school at Utrecht University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Bury's training includes residency programs at Flushing Hospital Medical Center, Rhode Island Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Molina Healthcare, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $1,107
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $525
Dr. Athleo Louis Cambre Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1220 Laventa Drive; Suite 204
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Athleo Cambre is a plastic surgery specialist in West Hollywood, CA and Westlake Village, CA. Dr. Cambre graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Cambre is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Yuly Gorodisky, MD, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
911 Hampshire Road; Suite 160
Westlake Village, CA
 

Dr. Yuly Gorodisky practices plastic surgery. Dr. Gorodisky obtained his medical school training at Nova Southeastern University, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Wyckoff Heights Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Gorodisky include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Gorodisky is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Gorodisky speaks Russian. He is affiliated with St. John's Regional Hospital and Adventist Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, Lifestyle Lift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregg Philip Hartman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
2230 Lynn Road; Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Gregg Hartman specializes in orthopedic trauma. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Hartman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $2,460
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $601
Dr. Leo Polosajian, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
425 Haaland Drive; Suite 205
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Leo Polosajian's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed Dr. Polosajian at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Polosajian obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Polosajian (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Armenian.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 203
  • Charge (avg.): $550 - $2,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $196 - $811
Dr. Andrew Edward Luckey III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
415 East Rolling Oaks Drive; #240
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Luckey practices general surgery in Simi Valley, CA and Thousand Oaks, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Luckey's hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Health System and Sutter Roseville Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,407
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506
Dr. Brian Stuart Grossman, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
375 Rolling Oaks Drive; Suite 210
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. Brian Grossman is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Grossman is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $5,817
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $823
Dr. David Zane Schreier, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2230 Lynn Road; Suite 104
Thousand Oaks, CA
 

Dr. David Schreier's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Schreier has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with West Hills Hospital & Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Schreier studied medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Schreier trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Schreier speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Incision and Drainage, Diverticular Disease, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,114
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $541

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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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