We found 97 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Baumgartner trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He speaks German. Dr. Baumgartner is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Leport is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leport takes. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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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 practices thoracic surgery in Long Beach, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG) and robotic surgery. Dr. Bethencourt is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and MemorialCare Medical Group. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Bethencourt completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He speaks Spanish.

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. She speaks Spanish. In Dr. Francis's practice, she is particularly interested in 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 attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Francis has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Francis's 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Iqbal include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. Dr. Iqbal accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of the Punjab and Allama Iqbal Medical College. He trained at The Brooklyn Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Iqbal (or staff) is conversant in 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 is accepting new patients.

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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)

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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 Fountain Valley, CA physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Ali is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/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. Quang T Vo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
120 Tustin Avenue; C-1002
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Quang Vo's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. Dr. Vo accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. He has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Vo (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic 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
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3701 Birch Street; Suite 250
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Justin Braverman's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. In his practice, Dr. Braverman focuses on minimally invasive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Braverman takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Braverman completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with 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
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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He attended Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Abraham include wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Abraham at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. 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: 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 is a general surgeon and cardiothoracic surgeon. He attended medical school at Penn State College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Tieu average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tieu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Tieu speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with 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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, Dr. Quebbemann focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Quebbemann accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield.

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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. He graduated from Assam Medical College & Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Iyengar include minimally invasive surgery, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Iyengar is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Tze Yung Y Steven Ip, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
351 Hospital Road; Suite 319
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. T. Ip is a plastic surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Ip accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. 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. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mowlavi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mowlavi trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. In addition to English, Dr. Mowlavi (or staff) speaks Persian and Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Minal Gunvantray Mehta, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 4450
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Minal Mehta practices obstetrics and gynecology in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Mehta has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Mehta's areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, vaginal prolapse, and pregnancy. Dr. Mehta is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehta honors. Before completing Dr. Mehta's residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Mehta attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks Korean, Gujarati, and East Indian Languages.

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

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

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. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Pearl completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pearl (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Vietnamese and Cantonese. Dr. Pearl 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: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,059
  • Medicare Cost: $705

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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.