We found 22 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 sees patients in Torrance, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Whittier, CA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart transplant, lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His hospital/clinic affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker takes. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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)

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

Dr. Shyam Dahiya is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Lakewood, CA. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Dahiya is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Patiala. Dr. Dahiya's medical residency was performed at Sinai Hospital of Detroit.

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

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, ... (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; he sees patients in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Braverman is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and weight loss. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Before performing his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Braverman attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health.

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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's specialty is thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Taipei Medical University, Dr. Tzeng performed his 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. 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. Anantjit J Singh, MPH, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
11544 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Anantjit Singh practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Downey, CA. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Singh is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Singh (or staff) is conversant in 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

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 areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Pasadena, CA, Downey, CA, and Glendale, CA. Dr. Rizvi is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. He is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, MemorialCare Health System, and Adventist Health System. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Maryland General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and York Hospital. Dr. Rizvi honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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)

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

Dr. Dennis Sargent, who practices in Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sargent honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sargent is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6758 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alexander include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Alexander's hospital/clinic affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of White Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Alexander's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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 specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Bellflower, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's areas of clinical interest consist of myomectomy (fibroid removal), endometriosis resection, and laparoscopic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He graduated from The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine. Dr. Lee completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Buffalo General Hospital. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean. Dr. Lee 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Bellflower, CA and Laguna Hills, CA. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, Cardiovascular Associates, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Gujral takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar and then went on to complete his residency at Interfaith Medical Center.

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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 a physician who specializes in 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perley honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perley is professionally affiliated with 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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. His clinical interests include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Elias is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Elias trained at Henry Ford Hospital. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elias accepts 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)

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

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi, who practices in Inglewood, CA, Downey, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from New York Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Aynehchi completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. His areas of expertise include partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. Dr. Aynehchi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Persian. He is 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

Specializes in General Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Kennith Thompson specializes in general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Thompson speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Thompson is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,723
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $685

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

Dr. Mark Minkes works as a general surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Minkes is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Booth Memorial Hospital for residency. 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's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Al-Azawi has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Al-Azawi include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Al-Azawi (or staff) speaks the following 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)

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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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