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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite 105
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Tzeng's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Tzeng honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Taipei Medical University and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He is conversant in Mandarin.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,068
  • Medicare Cost: $530
Dr. Anantjit J Singh, MPH, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
11544 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Anantjit Singh is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hindi and Punjabi. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $905
Dr. Murtaza Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
8555 Florence Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Murtaza Rizvi's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Rizvi attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maryland General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and York Hospital for residency. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rizvi is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, MemorialCare Health System, and Adventist Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Neil Elliot Klein, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
11480 Brookshire Avenue; #306
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Neil Klein is a plastic surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Klein is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Klein studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Klein completed residency programs at Hahnemann University Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6758 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Alexander's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander accepts. Dr. Alexander has an open panel. He graduated from New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Alexander trained at White Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Alexander speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #200
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Sargent specializes in vascular surgery and practices in Whittier, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Sargent honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Sargent's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $973
  • Medicare Cost: $670
Dr. Hyuk Marcus Lee, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
10230 East Artesia Boulevard; Suite 111
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Hyuk Lee specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Bellflower, CA. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Lee attended medical school at The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include myomectomy (fibroid removal), endometriosis resection, and laparoscopic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Myomectomy, Endometriosis Resection

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10800 Paramount Boulevard; Suite 205
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Mehdi Zargarian's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Downey, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Zargarian speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and PIH Health. He attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. Dr. Zargarian is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $916
Dr. Robert C Deere, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 111
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Robert Deere is a general surgeon in Downey, CA. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Deere graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $685
Dr. Inderpal Singh Gujral, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9810 Park Street
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Inderpal Gujral specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Bellflower, CA and Laguna Hills, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Gujral average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gujral has indicated that his clinical interests include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Cardiovascular Associates, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gujral welcomes new patients. After attending Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar for medical school, he completed his residency training at Interfaith Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $552
Dr. Jonathan E Perley, MD
Specializes in Urology
13132 Studebaker Road; Suite 10
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Perley is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Lakewood, CA, Norwalk, CA, and Montebello, CA. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Perley performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perley is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $855
Dr. Ramy Nabil Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ramy Elias is an orthopedist in Lakewood, CA. Dr. Elias attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Patient ratings for Dr. Elias average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias takes. In addition to English, Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Elias is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Wrist ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from New York Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College for his residency. Dr. Aynehchi has a special interest in partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Aynehchi is conversant in Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Partial Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Cancer

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Specializes in General Surgery
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 111
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Mark Minkes' area of specialization is general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Minkes is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Booth Memorial Hospital. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,615
  • Medicare Cost: $685
Dr. Haifa S Al-Azawi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
16660 Paramount Boulevard; Suite 105
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Haifa Al-Azawi works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Al-Azawi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Al-Azawi include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Al-Azawi is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Al-Azawi honors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Menopause, Botox Injection, Hylaform, Menstrual Disorders, Restylane, Pregnancy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
3617 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard; Suite 2
Lynwood, CA
 

Dr. Jose Montano is a general surgeon. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of San Simon Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Montano speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,249
  • Medicare Cost: $551

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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.