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Dr. Craig J Baker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #200
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Craig Baker is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart transplant, lung cancer, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). His professional affiliations include USC Healthcare Center 2, Huntington Hospital, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Baker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Baker's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Georgetown University School of Medicine: Alpha Omega Alpha.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart Transplant, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Justin Braverman's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Braverman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. His education and training includes medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Braverman honors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,227
  • Medicare Cost: $1,402
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Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9200 Colima Road; Suite 100
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Tzeng's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Taipei Medical University. Dr. Tzeng completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. In addition to English, Dr. Tzeng speaks Mandarin.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,068
  • Medicare Cost: $530
Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
301 W Bastanchury Road; #210
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji's specialty is facial plastic surgery. Dr. Jaibaji obtained his medical school training at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, cancer surgery, and dermabrasion. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jaibaji is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Arabic. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Zenia Esther Cortes, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16702 Valley View
La Mirada, CA
 

Dr. Zenia Cortes works as an orthopedist. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. These areas are among her clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cortes honors. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Cortes is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Ankle Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Vascular Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #200
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Sargent's medical specialty is vascular surgery. Dr. Sargent speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sargent 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: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $973
  • Medicare Cost: $670
Dr. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6758 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at White Memorial Medical Center. These areas are among Dr. Alexander's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alexander speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Alexander is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Cristina Hernandez Hernandez ODay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1211 W La Palma Avenue; 609
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Cristina O'Day practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. O'Day has indicated that her clinical interests include hysteroscopy, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. O'Day is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Duane E Bridges, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1400 N. Harbor Boulevard; Suite 100
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Duane Bridges is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, Dr. Bridges (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His areas of expertise include heart failure. He is affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Bridges graduated from Morehouse School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bridges takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sinus Problems, Heart Failure

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,098 - $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $463 - $913
Dr. Richard Hedke Blanks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
710 N Euclid Street
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Richard Blanks is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Fresno, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Anaheim, CA. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanks include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Blanks honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. Dr. Blanks speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Arthritis, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $858 - $1,388
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $1,084
Dr. Raed Majied Ali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 E Valencia Mesa Drive; #310
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Raed Ali is an orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ali's training includes a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Scoliosis, Lumbar Spine Problems, Thoracic Spine Problems, Infections, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Thomas Chappell, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
16702 Valley View Boulevard
La Mirada, CA
 

Dr. Edward Chappell sees patients in La Mirada, CA and Santa Ana, CA. His medical specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chappell include back pain, minimally invasive surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). On average, patients gave Dr. Chappell a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at George Washington University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brachytherapy, Cranial Surgery, Back Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan E Perley, MD
Specializes in Urology
13132 Studebaker Road; Suite 10
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Perley works as an urologist in Lakewood, CA, Norwalk, CA, and Montebello, CA. Dr. Perley speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perley accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $855
Dr. Joseph K Song, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
16262 E. Whittier Boulevard; #21
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Joseph Song specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Whittier, CA. Dr. Song (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and French. In his practice, Dr. Song focuses on arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and stents. Dr. Song is affiliated with PIH Health and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Song trained at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Stents, Arrhythmias, Angioplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $520
Dr. Alvin Carl Shon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7957 Painter Avenue; Suite 102
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Alvin Shon's medical specialty is general surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. Shon attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,755
  • Medicare Cost: $577
Dr. Ali Seyed Alavi, MD
Specializes in Urology
1950 Sunnycrest Drive; #3400
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Ali Alavi practices urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Alavi is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include brachytherapy (seed implants), laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Alavi is professionally affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Alavi is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of Virginia School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Alavi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $823
  • Medicare Cost: $804

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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.