We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept L.A. Care Health Plan HMO near Duarte, CA.

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Erhunmwunsee include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Erhunmwunsee honors. She attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. Her distinctions include: Woodruff Scholarship; Emory University Full Merit-based Scholarship; and Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Erhunmwunsee is affiliated with City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Thymoma, Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
530 W Badillo Street; Suite B
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $764
  • Medicare Cost: $526
Dr. Jonathan Lim Yamzon, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon is an urologist and cancer surgeon in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Yamzon has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yamzon has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Robotic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,701
  • Medicare Cost: $354
Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz works as a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Paz takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Paz trained at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile for residency. He has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Babak Samimi, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
741 South Orange Avenue; 2nd Floor
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Babak Samimi works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in West Covina, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Samimi's areas of expertise include the following: wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Samimi has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Ankle ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Head and Neck Surgery, Hand Surgery
1250 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 101
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Alejandro Sanchez works as a plastic surgeon, head and neck surgeon, and hand surgeon in West Covina, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Sanchez's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. The average patient rating for Dr. Sanchez is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Anya Jenine Rose, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
289 W. Huntington Drive; #305
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Anya Rose's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Rose completed a residency program at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. In her practice, Dr. Rose focuses on high risk pregnancy and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Health Net, Medicare, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. Dr. Rose is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Alan C Schlaerth, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
300 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Alan Schlaerth practices gynecologic oncology. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Schlaerth is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schlaerth honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,981
  • Medicare Cost: $744
Dr. Alan H Yamada, MD
Specializes in Urology
624 W Duarte Road; Suite 203
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Alan Yamada practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Arcadia, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Yamada a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Yamada (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,680
  • Medicare Cost: $709
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Specializes in Other
222 N Sunset Avenue; Suite F
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Edwin Edillon attended medical school at the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $754
  • Medicare Cost: $266
Dr. Troy M Lamar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
51 North 5th Avenue; Suite 202
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Troy Lamar works as a general surgeon. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. The average patient rating for Dr. Lamar is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lamar is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,467
  • Medicare Cost: $554
Dr. Asok Doraiswamy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 519
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Asok Doraiswamy is an Arcadia, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Doraiswamy's areas of expertise include the following: robotic surgery and laparoscopic nissen fundoplication. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. Dr. Doraiswamy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Doraiswamy is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,349
  • Medicare Cost: $589
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Specializes in Surgery
274 W Badillo Street
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Robinson Baron's area of specialization is surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baron takes. He is a graduate of Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. In addition to English, he speaks Filipino.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,430
  • Medicare Cost: $637
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 301
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Jesus Vazquez is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vazquez takes. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,007 - $1,334
  • Medicare Cost: $541 - $920
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 305
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Khan Hameed, who practices in West Covina, CA, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hameed accepts. He studied medicine at Dow Medical College. Dr. Hameed (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,760
  • Medicare Cost: $675
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
933 S Sunset Avenue; Suite #307
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Bac Nguyen is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in West Covina, CA. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $400
  • Medicare Cost: $346 - $352

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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.