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We found 95 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net HSP near Costa Mesa, CA.

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

Dr. Peter Leport is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Leport's areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Leport is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Leport's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Fritz John Baumgartner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9930 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Fritz Baumgartner's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Baumgartner's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Baumgartner is conversant in German.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. Daniel Bethencourt is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bethencourt's clinical interests encompass heart bypass surgery (CABG) and robotic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bethencourt include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in 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. Kelly Ann M. Francis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6400
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Francis is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Francis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Clinical interests for Dr. Francis include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Francis speaks Spanish. Dr. Francis is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). 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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. Dr. Iqbal is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iqbal honors. Dr. Iqbal graduated from the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College. His medical residency was performed at The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Iqbal (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Iqbal welcomes 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Ali (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Ali's clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ali is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 sees patients in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His areas of clinical interest consist of maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Vo's 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 several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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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
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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; he sees patients in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Braverman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braverman honors.

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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
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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Abraham include wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Abraham is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Abraham performed his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Tamil.

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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, Cardiothoracic Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Tieu practices general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Tieu has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Newport Beach, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Quebbemann include minimally invasive surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Quebbemann is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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 works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Iyengar's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Iyengar honors. He is a graduate of Assam Medical College & Hospital. 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. Laurence Benjamin Pearl, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
510 Superior Avenue; Suite 200-g
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Laurence Pearl is a general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Pearl accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Pearl (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese and Cantonese.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Mowlavi graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Clinical interests for Dr. Mowlavi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mowlavi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Persian and Turkish. Dr. Mowlavi's 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Ip a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Tam Le practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Le speaks Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Le completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Le's office for an appointment.

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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.