We found 103 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net HSP near Costa Mesa, CA.

Dr. Fritz John Baumgartner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9930 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Fritz Baumgartner is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baumgartner include minimally invasive surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Baumgartner is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Peter Cary Leport, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Peter Leport works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Leport completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leport is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Quang T Vo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 Tustin Avenue; C-1002
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Quang Vo specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He has indicated that his clinical interests include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Vo has received include Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Miguel Bethencourt, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6300
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Bethencourt is a thoracic surgeon in Long Beach, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bethencourt has a special interest in heart bypass surgery (CABG) and robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and MemorialCare Medical Group. Dr. Bethencourt graduated from Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bethencourt's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, Mini-Maze procedure, robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Mini-Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Ann M. Francis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6400
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Francis' areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Francis speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Francis include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. The average patient rating for Dr. Francis is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Atif Iqbal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
18225 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Atif Iqbal is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Iqbal's clinical interests: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College and a graduate of The Brooklyn Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Iqbal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Iqbal's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Colectomy, Fundoplication, Nissen Fundoplication, Weight Management, Da Vinci Surgery, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mir Baquar Ali, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mir Ali, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Ali include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Ali highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Management, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Reginald Godwin Mithiran Abraham, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 258
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Reginald Abraham's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Abraham's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. Dr. Abraham is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Lobectomy, Lung Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Anthony Russo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Michael Russo is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. These areas are among Dr. Russo's clinical interests: juvederm, gastric bypass surgery, and sleeve gastrectomy. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Russo honors. After completing medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine, Dr. Russo performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Botox Injection, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Juvederm, Weight Loss, Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin David Braverman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3701 Birch Street; Suite 250
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Justin Braverman's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Braverman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery and weight loss. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Braverman attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Weight Loss, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $7,227
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,402

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3701 Birch Street; Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Brian Quebbemann is a Newport Beach, CA physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Quebbemann attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Quebbemann's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quebbemann honors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,773
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $528

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 320
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sridhara Iyengar practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of Assam Medical College & Hospital. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Iyengar takes Health Net, Health Net HMO, and Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. William C McMaster, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; Suite 230
Costa Mesa, CA
 

Dr. William McMaster's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McMaster studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. McMaster completed residency programs at the University of Chicago Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Arian S Mowlavi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
320 Superior Avenue; Suite 310
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arian Mowlavi sees patients in Newport Beach, CA and Laguna Beach, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Mowlavi's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient ratings for Dr. Mowlavi average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Mowlavi's distinctions include: Gaspar Anastasi Award. Mowlavi A, Massouem S, Neumeister MW; Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Phi Betta Kappa, RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Mowlavi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Persian and Turkish. His professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Minal Gunvantray Mehta, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 4450
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Minal Mehta specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Korean, Gujarati, and East Indian Languages. Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, vaginal prolapse, and pregnancy. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Mehta performed Dr. Mehta's residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Mehta at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mehta is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Pregnancy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Tze Yung Y Steven Ip, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
351 Hospital Road; Suite 319
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. T. Ip is a Newport Beach, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Ip's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ip graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast ... (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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