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We found 19 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's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Her areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. Dr. Erhunmwunsee is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Erhunmwunsee attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. She has received distinctions including 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

Dr. Ali Gheissari, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
315 N Third Avenue; Suite 304
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Ali Gheissari is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include organ transplant surgery. Dr. Gheissari is affiliated with Huntington Hospital, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gheissari's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Gheissari (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino, Spanish, and French.

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Clinical Interests: Organ Transplant Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,733
  • Medicare Cost: $869
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
530 W Badillo Street; Suite B
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy's area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Guntur Medical College and Andhra Medical College. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $764
  • Medicare Cost: $526
Dr. Vijay Trisal, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1500 E Duarte Road
Duarte, CA
 

Dr. Vijay Trisal's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Trisal include minimally invasive surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trisal takes. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Trisal include: Southern California Super Doctors; Best Resident of the Year Providence Hospital; and Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI. Dr. Trisal is affiliated with Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Trisal's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Sarcoma, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Soft Tissue Problems, Melanoma

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. Dr. Yamzon 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yamzon has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Yamzon (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder 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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Duarte, CA, South Pasadena, CA, and Glendora, CA. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He 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 Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile, Dr. Paz attended the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Paz include: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His 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, Breast Issues, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Sarcoma, ... (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 is a specialist in plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. Patients gave Dr. Sanchez an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors 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 speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (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. Clinical interests for Dr. Samimi include wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Samimi accepts. Dr. Samimi is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Samimi's office for an appointment.

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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)

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. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Doraiswamy has a special interest in robotic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Doraiswamy has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,349
  • Medicare Cost: $589
Dr. Alan C Schlaerth, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
300 West Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Alan Schlaerth is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System. Dr. Schlaerth takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,981
  • Medicare Cost: $744
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Specializes in Other
222 N Sunset Avenue; Suite F
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Edwin Edillon graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. He takes 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
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Specializes in General Surgery
51 North 5th Avenue; Suite 202
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Bengt Pehrsson is a specialist in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Pehrsson is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass stomach surgery and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. Dr. Pehrsson is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Molina Healthcare. He graduated from Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich Faculty of Medicine and the University of Freiburg Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Pehrsson is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Surgery

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Specializes in Urology
624 W Duarte Road; Suite 203
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Alan Yamada practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Arcadia, CA. Dr. Yamada (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Huntington Hospital. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Yamada has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,680
  • Medicare Cost: $709
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Specializes in General Surgery
51 North 5th Avenue; Suite 202
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Troy Lamar is a physician who specializes in general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. These areas are among Dr. Lamar's clinical interests: stomach surgery and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Lamar is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,467
  • Medicare Cost: $554
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 301
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Jesus Vazquez's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Arcadia, CA. Dr. Vazquez attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vazquez accepts. 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 Surgery
274 W Badillo Street
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Robinson Baron is a medical specialist in surgery. Dr. Baron honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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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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.