We found 14 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 practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Duarte, CA and South Pasadena, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Erhunmwunsee include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Erhunmwunsee is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Erhunmwunsee include: Woodruff Scholarship; Emory University Full Merit-based Scholarship; and Phi Beta Kappa.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy works as a cardiothoracic surgeon in Covina, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reddy honors. He studied medicine at Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $764
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526
Dr. Jonathan Lim Yamzon, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Yamzon's areas of specialization are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has indicated that his clinical interests include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon's professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,701
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $354
Dr. Isaac Benjamin Paz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. I. Paz's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery); he sees patients in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Paz include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. Dr. Paz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. He has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Paz 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Samimi is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Samimi attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alejandro Sanchez specializes in plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery and practices in West Covina, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Sanchez a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Anya Rose, who practices in Arcadia, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Rose attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. Her clinical interests encompass high risk pregnancy and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rose takes Health Net, Medicare, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. She 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's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Patient ratings for Dr. Schlaerth average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schlaerth is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Schlaerth completed a residency program at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,981
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $744

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
612 W. Duarte Road; #3002
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Tam's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tam is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and shoulder problems. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Tam (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Filipino, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Specializes in General Surgery
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 519
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Asok Doraiswamy, who practices in Arcadia, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Doraiswamy attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is especially interested in robotic surgery and laparoscopic nissen fundoplication. Dr. Doraiswamy's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doraiswamy honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Doraiswamy include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He 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)

Dr. Troy M Lamar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
51 North 5th Avenue; Suite 202
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Troy Lamar is a physician who specializes in general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Dr. Lamar attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,467
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $554

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 305
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Khan Hameed is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Hameed (or staff) is conversant in Urdu. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Hameed is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,760
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $675
Bijan Afar, MS
Specializes in Periodontics
11233 Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA
 

Dr. Bijan Afar works as a periodontist. Dr. Afar has a special interest in dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and teeth whitening. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Teeth Whitening, Dental Implant Surgery, Cleft Lip and Palate Repair, Invisalign, Da Vinci Surgery

Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9143 E. Valley Boulevard; Suite 201a
Rosemead, CA
 

Dr. Quang Quach works as a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Quach is conversant in Vietnamese. He studied medicine at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts 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.): $357
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $357

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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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