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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. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Leport is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leport completed a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Daniel Bethencourt is a thoracic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bethencourt include heart bypass surgery (CABG) and robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Bethencourt speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and MemorialCare Medical Group.

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

Dr. Fritz Baumgartner sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baumgartner include minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Baumgartner graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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; she sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Francis include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Francis is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Francis takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Francis speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Iqbal include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He attended the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Iqbal (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Iqbal's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Mir Ali sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ali's residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). The average patient rating for Dr. Ali is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Ali is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Quang Vo practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Vo graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vo include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Vo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Vo's professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,490 - $3,630
  • Medicare Cost: $434 - $1,647
Dr. Reginald G M Abraham, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 258
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Reginald Abraham is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He works in Fountain Valley, CA. After attending Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Abraham's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Tamil. He is professionally 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: Heart Bypass Surgery, Wedge Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3701 Birch Street; Suite 250
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Justin Braverman is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Areas of expertise for Dr. Braverman include minimally invasive surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Braverman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,227
  • Medicare Cost: $1,402
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Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Tieu is a specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Fountain Valley, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Tieu studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,687
  • Medicare Cost: $644
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3701 Birch Street; Suite 200
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Brian Quebbemann specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave Dr. Quebbemann an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Quebbemann is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,773
  • Medicare Cost: $528
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 320
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sridhara Iyengar is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Iyengar is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Assam Medical College & Hospital. Dr. Iyengar 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. Tze Yung Y Steven Ip, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
351 Hospital Road; Suite 319
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. T. Ip works as a plastic surgeon in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Ip is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Ip obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Laurence Benjamin Pearl, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
510 Superior Avenue; Suite 200-g
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Pearl works as a general surgeon. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Pearl is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Pearl's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. In addition to English, Dr. Pearl (or staff) speaks Vietnamese and Cantonese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Pearl's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,059
  • Medicare Cost: $705
Dr. Arian S Mowlavi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
320 Superior Avenue; Suite 310
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arian Mowlavi sees patients in Laguna Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mowlavi's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Mowlavi (or staff) speaks Persian and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Tam Huu Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; 2600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tam Le's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Le's clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Le's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $663

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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.