We found 27 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 works as a chest surgeon in Torrance, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Whittier, CA. He is especially interested in heart transplant, lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). Dr. Baker accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Baker's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Georgetown University School of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha. He is affiliated with USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center.

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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)

Dr. Shyam L Dahiya, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3650 E South Street; Suite 412
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Shyam Dahiya is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dahiya include colon cancer, sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Patiala and a graduate of Sinai Hospital of Detroit's residency program. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Diverticular Disease, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin David Braverman, MD
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. Dr. Braverman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery and weight loss. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Braverman attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Weight Loss, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $7,227
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,402

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

Dr. Thomas Tzeng is a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Tzeng accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Taipei Medical University, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Tzeng (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin and Spanish.

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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. Murtaza Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
8555 Florence Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Murtaza Rizvi is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at Maryland General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and York Hospital, Dr. Rizvi attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Rizvi include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, MemorialCare Health System, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Rizvi 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. David Anthony Lewis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #402
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. David Lewis is a Whittier, CA physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Lewis takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Lewis is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Alexander specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Alexander a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at White Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Alexander attended medical school at New York Medical College. He is conversant in 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. Anantjit J Singh, MPH, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
11544 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Anantjit Singh is a Downey, CA physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and PIH Health. Dr. Singh honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County for residency. Dr. Singh has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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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. Andrew Hsiao, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12462 Putnam Street; #402
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Andrew Hsiao practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Whittier, CA and La Habra, CA. Dr. Hsiao has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and arthritis. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hsiao takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Hsiao is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Trauma

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

Dr. Dennis Sargent sees patients in Whittier, CA. His medical specialty is vascular surgery. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Sargent performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Sargent is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sargent speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $973
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $670
Dr. Joel Douglas Epstein, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3650 East South Street; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Joel Epstein is a pulmonologist in Lakewood, CA. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Epstein attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school. Dr. Epstein has a special interest in sleep study, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and asthma. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Epstein speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Sleep Study, Asthma

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6712 Friends Avenue
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Hose Kim is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He is accepting 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. Arthur Franklin Gelb, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
3650 East South Street; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Gelb is a specialist in adult pulmonology. He works in Lakewood, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Gelb a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in sleep study, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gelb studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. He is conversant in Hebrew.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study, Respiratory Failure

Dr. Hyuk Marcus Lee, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
10230 East Artesia Boulevard; Suite 111
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Hyuk Lee is a Bellflower, CA physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He attended medical school at The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine. Dr. Lee's medical residency was performed at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Buffalo General Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include myomectomy (fibroid removal), endometriosis resection, and laparoscopic surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lee 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. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

Dr. Ramy Nabil Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA
 

Dr. Ramy Elias is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lakewood, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Elias include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Patients rated Dr. Elias highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias honors. Dr. Elias is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Hospital's residency program. Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Long Beach Memorial 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)

Dr. Jonathan E Perley, MD
Specializes in Urology
13132 Studebaker Road; Suite 10
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Perley's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). 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. Dr. Perley is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Perley speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach 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

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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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