We found 14 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Anthem Blue Cross HMO near Downey, CA.

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

Dr. Thomas Tzeng is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Whittier, CA. Dr. Tzeng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Tzeng's education and training includes medical school at Taipei Medical University and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,068
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $530
Dr. Anantjit J Singh, MPH, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
11544 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Anantjit Singh is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Downey, CA. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. Dr. Singh's professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Singh has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. He practices in Pasadena, CA, Downey, CA, and Glendale, CA. Dr. Rizvi's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rizvi trained at Maryland General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and York Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rizvi is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, MemorialCare Health System, and Adventist Health System. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Dennis Sargent's area of specialization is vascular surgery. Dr. Sargent's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sargent takes. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Sargent attended Boston University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $973
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $670
Dr. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6758 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Alexander at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alexander include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Alexander is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of White Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He 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)

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. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He has a special interest in myomectomy (fibroid removal), endometriosis resection, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lee honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He graduated from The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Buffalo General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks Spanish and Korean. He is affiliated with 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

Dr. Inderpal Singh Gujral, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9810 Park Street
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Inderpal Gujral works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar and a graduate of Interfaith Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Gujral's clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Gujral's professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Cardiovascular Associates, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. Patients gave Dr. Perley an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $855
Dr. Ramy Nabil Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ramy Elias is an orthopedist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Elias takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Elias trained at Henry Ford Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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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)

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

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Inglewood, CA, Downey, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA. These areas are among Dr. Aynehchi's clinical interests: partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Aynehchi's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

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

Dr. Mark Minkes is a medical specialist in general surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Minkes attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Booth Memorial Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,615
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $685
Dr. Haifa S Al-Azawi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
16660 Paramount Boulevard; Suite 105
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Haifa Al-Azawi is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Al-Azawi include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Al-Azawi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
16415 S Colorado Avenue; Suite 103
Paramount, CA
 

Dr. Jose De Larosa's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Paramount, CA. Dr. De Larosa is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, Dr. De Larosa focuses on laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Mexico. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. De Larosa is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Glenn Takeo Hifumi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9604 E Artesia Boulevard; #200
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Hifumi is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He honors 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. Dr. Hifumi is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $4,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $685

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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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