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We found 29 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net near Downey, CA.

Dr. Craig J Baker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #200
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Craig Baker is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant, lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Baker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Baker's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Georgetown University School of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart Transplant, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, 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
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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12291 Washington Boulevard; Suite 105
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Tzeng's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. Dr. Tzeng completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Tzeng speaks 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's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Singh is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Maulana Azad Medical College, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in Hindi and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Rizvi's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. His professional affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, MemorialCare Health System, and Adventist Health System. 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rizvi takes. 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)

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

Dr. Neil Klein specializes in plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Klein an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Klein's training includes 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)

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

Dr. Dennis Sargent's medical specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Sargent speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sargent is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $973
  • Medicare Cost: $670
Dr. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6758 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at White Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Alexander's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alexander speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Alexander is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Bellflower, CA. His medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include myomectomy (fibroid removal), endometriosis resection, and laparoscopic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Lee attended The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Buffalo General Hospital for residency. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean. He is professionally 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

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

Dr. Mehdi Zargarian works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Downey, CA. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Zargarian attended medical school at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and PIH Health. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Zargarian's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Downey, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Deere completed his residency training 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 sees patients in Bellflower, CA and Laguna Hills, CA. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Gujral's areas of expertise include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gujral attended Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar for medical school and subsequently trained at Interfaith Medical Center for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Cardiovascular Associates, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as an urologist in Lakewood, CA, Norwalk, CA, and Montebello, CA. Dr. Perley speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete 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. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perley accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $855
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Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi practices urology (urinary tract disease). He has indicated that his clinical interests include partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aynehchi obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks 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

Dr. Alvin Carl Shon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Alvin Shon's medical specialty is general surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. Shon attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,755
  • Medicare Cost: $577
Dr. Ramy Nabil Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

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

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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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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.