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

Dr. Thomas Tzeng is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Tzeng is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Taipei Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Tzeng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,068
  • Medicare Cost: $530
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Justin Braverman sees patients in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. Dr. Braverman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Braverman completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net.

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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
Dr. Anantjit J Singh, MPH, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
11544 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Anantjit Singh's medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. Dr. Singh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He attended Maulana Azad Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh honors. Dr. Singh has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 sees patients in Pasadena, CA, Downey, CA, and Glendale, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rizvi include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Dr. Rizvi is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maryland General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and York Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rizvi is professionally affiliated with USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, MemorialCare Health System, and Adventist Health System. He has an open panel.

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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 is a plastic surgeon in Downey, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Klein's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Klein takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital and NYU Langone Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis S Pierandozzi, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #200
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Sargent is a vascular surgeon. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sargent takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sargent is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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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 orthopedist in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Alexander is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He trained at White Memorial Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Alexander speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Alexander welcomes 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, who practices in Bellflower, CA, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Lee's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in myomectomy (fibroid removal), endometriosis resection, and laparoscopic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center and Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Lee attended The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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. Robert C Deere, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
11480 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 111
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Robert Deere is a general surgeon in Downey, CA. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Deere is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Deere attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Deere speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $685
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
10800 Paramount Boulevard; Suite 205
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Mehdi Zargarian is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Downey, CA. Dr. Zargarian is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of South Alabama College of Medicine. He speaks Persian. His professional affiliations include 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. Inderpal Singh Gujral, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9810 Park Street
Bellflower, CA
 

Dr. Inderpal Gujral practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Bellflower, CA and Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Gujral's education and training includes medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar and residency at Interfaith Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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

  • 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 an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Elias (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Elias's professional affiliations include 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. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. Patients gave Dr. Elias an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elias takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Lakewood, CA, Norwalk, CA, and Montebello, CA. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing 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 attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Perley 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

  • 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 is a cardiologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Song attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Song's areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and stents. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Song (or staff) speaks Spanish, Korean, and German. He is affiliated with PIH Health and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stents, Arrhythmias, Angioplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $520
Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi, MD
Specializes in Urology
11411 Brookshire Avenue; Suite 508
Downey, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Aynehchi's areas of expertise include partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Aynehchi attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Aynehchi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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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 is a general surgeon in Whittier, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Shon speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Shon trained at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,755
  • Medicare Cost: $577

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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.