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 Thoracic Surgery
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee is a specialist in thoracic surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. Dr. Erhunmwunsee accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Erhunmwunsee's training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Erhunmwunsee include: Woodruff Scholarship; Emory University Full Merit-based Scholarship; and Phi Beta Kappa. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope.

Read more

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 sees patients in Covina, CA. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Reddy takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended medical school at Andhra Medical College.

Read more

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 specialties are urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Yamzon attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Yamzon is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

Read more

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 is a general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Paz is affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Paz accepts. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, Endocrine Surgery, ... (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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Samimi obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Samimi is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Samimi's office for an appointment.

Read more

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
1250 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 101
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Alejandro Sanchez's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave Dr. Sanchez an average rating of 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. Dr. Sanchez attended medical school at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. He speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Alan Schlaerth is a gynecologic oncologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Schlaerth is affiliated with Adventist Health System. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Schlaerth's residency was performed at Glendale Adventist Medical Center.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,981
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $744
Dr. Anya J Rose, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
289 W. Huntington Drive; #305
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Anya Rose's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. In her practice, Dr. Rose focuses on high risk pregnancy and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Rose's medical residency was performed at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts the following insurance: Health Net, Medicare, and L.A. Care Health Plan.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

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

Dr. Benjamin Tam is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tam include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and shoulder problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Tam graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Tam (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Filipino, and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Alhambra Hospital Medical Center (AHMC).

Read more

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's specialty is general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Doraiswamy highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Nissen Fundoplication, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Troy Lamar's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Lamar is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Before completing his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Lamar attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lamar is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

Read more

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, who practices in West Covina, CA, is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. Dr. Hameed is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Dow Medical College. Dr. Hameed (or staff) speaks Urdu.

Read more

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 practices periodontics (gum disease) in North Hollywood, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and El Monte, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and teeth whitening. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Afar is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

Read more

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 is a facial plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist in Rosemead, CA and Westminster, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Quach takes. Dr. Quach is a graduate of Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $357
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $357

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Dental School

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.