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We found 18 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 surgeon and chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Erhunmwunsee include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with City of Hope. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Erhunmwunsee performed her residency at Duke University Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Erhunmwunsee takes. Dr. Erhunmwunsee has received the following distinctions: 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

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

Dr. Kuruganti Reddy is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Covina, CA. Dr. Reddy is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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 practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Yamzon include bladder cancer, testicular cancer, and kidney cancer. His professional affiliations include Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yamzon is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinction: 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

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

Dr. Vijay Trisal is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Trisal's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, sarcoma (bone and soft tissue cancer), and melanoma. His professional affiliations include Providence Holy Cross Medical Center and City of Hope. Dr. Trisal accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Government Medical College, Srinagar and Government Medical College, Jammu and residency at Providence Hospital, Southfield. His distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors; Best Resident of the Year Providence Hospital; and Administrative Chief Resident, General Surgery Providence Hospital, Southfield, MI.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Paz's areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, cancer surgery, and breast surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Huntington Hospital and City of Hope. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine and residency at Tucson Hospitals Medical Education Program and a hospital affiliated with the University of Chile. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Paz has received the following distinctions: America's Top Doctors, Castle Connelly; Top Doctors, Pasadena Magazine; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 practices plastic surgery, head and neck surgery, and hand surgery. Dr. Sanchez is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sanchez include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sanchez accepts. Dr. Sanchez studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences. In addition to English, 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. He works in West Covina, CA and Los Angeles, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: wrist arthroscopy, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Samimi honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Samimi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. Dr. Samimi 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)

Dr. Anya Jenine 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. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, Dr. Rose focuses on high risk pregnancy and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. She takes Health Net, Medicare, and L.A. Care Health Plan insurance. She studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Rose trained at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System. 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 is a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Schlaerth's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Glendale Adventist Medical Center. He is affiliated with Adventist Health System.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Arcadia, CA. Dr. Yamada studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Yamada average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Yamada (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Spanish, and Taiwanese. Dr. Yamada is affiliated with Huntington Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,680
  • Medicare Cost: $709
Dr. Asok Doraiswamy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 519
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Asok Doraiswamy works as a general surgeon in Arcadia, CA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery and laparoscopic nissen fundoplication. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Doraiswamy honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Doraiswamy is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Doraiswamy completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received distinctions including 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, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,349
  • Medicare Cost: $589
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Specializes in Other
222 N Sunset Avenue; Suite F
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Edwin Edillon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery.

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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 practices general surgery. Dr. Lamar obtained his medical school training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He 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
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 W Huntington Drive; Suite 301
Arcadia, CA
 

Dr. Jesus Vazquez specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Vazquez studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. 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 Surgery
274 W Badillo Street
Covina, CA
 

Dr. Robinson Baron is a Covina, CA physician who specializes in surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Baron attended medical school at Far Eastern University, Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation. 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 Vascular Surgery
1135 S Sunset Avenue; Suite 305
West Covina, CA
 

Dr. Khan Hameed is a specialist in vascular surgery. He works in West Covina, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He is a graduate of Dow Medical College. In addition to English, 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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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.