We found 36 providers matching minimally invasive surgery near La Mirada, CA.

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. Dr. Baker's areas of expertise 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. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Baker takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He has received distinctions including 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)

Dr. Justin David Braverman, MD
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. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. In his practice, Dr. Braverman focuses on minimally invasive surgery and weight loss. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Weight Loss, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $7,227
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,402

Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
9200 Colima Road; Suite 100
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Tzeng is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Whittier, CA. Dr. Tzeng (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Tzeng's education and training includes medical school at Taipei Medical University and residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,068
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaibaji include cancer surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Jaibaji's professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jaibaji is open to new patients. He graduated from Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. He has received professional recognition including the following: RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Jaibaji speaks Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (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 in Garden Grove, CA, La Mirada, CA, and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Cortes's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Cortes speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Dennis Sargent's area of specialization is vascular surgery. Dr. Sargent's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sargent takes. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Sargent attended Boston University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $973
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $670
Dr. Richard Hedke Blanks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
710 N Euclid Street
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Richard Blanks works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Fresno, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Anaheim, CA. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Blanks include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Blanks honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Blanks obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Blanks's practice is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 91
  • Charge (avg.): $858 - $1,388
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $175 - $1,084
Dr. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6758 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Alexander at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Alexander include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Alexander is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and a graduate of White Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Duane Bridges' specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Hawthorne, CA, Fullerton, CA, and Inglewood, CA. Dr. Bridges is especially interested in heart failure. His professional affiliations include Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bridges welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Morehouse School of Medicine. Dr. Bridges (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical Interests: Sinus Problems, Heart Failure

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 99
  • Charge (avg.): $1,098 - $2,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $463 - $913
Dr. Cristina Hernandez Hernandez ODay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1211 W La Palma Avenue; 609
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Cristina O'Day, who practices in Orange, CA and Anaheim, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. O'Day attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of hysteroscopy, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. O'Day speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Her practice is open to 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. Raed Majied Ali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 E Valencia Mesa Drive; #310
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Raed Ali's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. He is conversant in Arabic.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

Dr. Jaime Scott Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #402
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Jaime Schwartz is a plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, CA and Whittier, CA. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. Dr. Schwartz's areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Schwartz attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schwartz include: Real Self 100 Top Doctors; Southern California Top Doctors; and Physicians Choice Award, Vitals.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Edward Chappell's medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, minimally invasive surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). Dr. Chappell is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Wake Forest University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Chappell trained 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. Alexander Sulkhan Sinclair, MD
7921 Painter Avenue
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Alexander Sinclair is a plastic surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Sinclair attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Stanford University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sinclair (or staff) speaks Spanish and German.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Perley is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patients gave Dr. Perley an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $855
Dr. Ali Seyed Alavi, MD
Specializes in Urology
1950 Sunnycrest Drive; #3400
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Ali Alavi is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass brachytherapy (seed implants), laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Alavi is affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Alavi studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Alavi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Brachytherapy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $823
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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