We found 14 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept L.A. Care Health Plan HMO near Duarte, CA.

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

Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Erhunmwunsee performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. 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 accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Erhunmwunsee 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

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

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy is a physician who specializes in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Reddy is a graduate of Andhra Medical College. He honors 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: 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 works as an urologist and cancer surgeon in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Yamzon trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Yamzon's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. Dr. Yamzon accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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

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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is a graduate of the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Paz's residency was performed at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, breast surgery, and endocrine surgery. Dr. Paz is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Paz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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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 a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Samimi's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Patient ratings for Dr. Samimi average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Samimi has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center. 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
612 W. Duarte Road; #3002
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Benjamin Tam sees patients in Alhambra, CA, Arcadia, CA, and Monterey Park, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and shoulder problems. Dr. Tam takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1250 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 101
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Alejandro Sanchez is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in West Covina, CA. Dr. Sanchez studied medicine at the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Sanchez speaks 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. Alan C Schlaerth, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
300 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Alan Schlaerth is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Arcadia, CA. He is professionally affiliated with Adventist Health System. After attending the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Schlaerth completed his residency training at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Schlaerth takes 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: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,981
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $744
Dr. Troy M Lamar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
51 North 5th Avenue; Suite 202
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Troy Lamar's medical specialty is general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Lamar speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. After attending the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school, he completed his residency training at Huntington Memorial Hospital. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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
Dr. Anya J Rose, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
289 W. Huntington Drive; #305
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Anya Rose is an Arcadia, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rose include high risk pregnancy and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital. She is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System's residency program. Patients rated Dr. Rose highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Health Net, Medicare, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery

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. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Doraiswamy attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Doraiswamy an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Doraiswamy takes. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Khan Hameed is a vascular surgeon in West Covina, CA. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hameed attended medical school at Dow Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Hameed (or staff) speaks Urdu.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,760
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $675

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

Dr. Quang Quach is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Quach 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 Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $357
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $357
Bijan Afar, MS
Specializes in Periodontics
11233 Valley Boulevard
El Monte, CA
 

Dr. Bijan Afar works as a periodontist in North Hollywood, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and El Monte, CA. His areas of expertise include dental implant surgery, cleft lip and palate repair, and teeth whitening. Dr. Afar is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Choice.

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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

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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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