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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 specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Torrance, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Whittier, CA. These areas are among Dr. Baker's clinical interests: heart transplant, lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Braverman include minimally invasive surgery. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Braverman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago for his residency.

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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, who practices in Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Tzeng is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Taipei Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Tzeng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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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 cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Singh graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and then he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Singh has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Pasadena, CA, Downey, CA, and Glendale, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Rizvi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine 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. Dr. Rizvi speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, MemorialCare Health System, and Adventist Health System. He 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. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6758 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Alexander's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alexander's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center. 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)

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

Dr. Dennis Sargent is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Sargent has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10800 Paramount Boulevard; Suite 205
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Mehdi Zargarian's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Downey, CA. Dr. Zargarian's hospital/clinic affiliations include MemorialCare Health System and PIH Health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is open to new patients. Dr. Zargarian is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He is conversant in Persian.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $916
Dr. Hyuk Marcus Lee, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
10230 East Artesia Boulevard; Suite 111
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Hyuk Lee works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: myomectomy (fibroid removal), endometriosis resection, and laparoscopic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Lee is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending 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. In addition to English, Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks 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

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

Dr. Inderpal Gujral is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gujral include bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Gujral is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Gujral's medical residency was performed at Interfaith Medical Center. He is affiliated with 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. 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elias include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He 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)

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

Dr. Jonathan Perley's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Perley is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $855
Dr. Joseph K Song, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 302
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Song's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Song has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and stents. He is affiliated with PIH Health and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Song completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Song (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stents, Arrhythmias, Angioplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $520
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Specializes in General Surgery
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 111
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Robert Deere sees patients in Downey, CA. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Deere accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah for residency. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $685
Dr. Alvin Carl Shon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Alvin Shon specializes in general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shon graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Shon is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,755
  • Medicare Cost: $577
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Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Aynehchi's areas of clinical interest consist of partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Aynehchi attended medical school at New York Medical College. He is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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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.