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

Dr. Craig Baker is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Torrance, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Whittier, CA. These areas are among Dr. Baker's clinical interests: 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 attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He accepts 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)

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

Dr. Justin Braverman specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Braverman include minimally invasive surgery. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. Dr. Braverman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago for his residency.

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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, who practices in Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Tzeng is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After attending Taipei Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University Hospitals, Cleveland and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Tzeng (or staff) speaks Mandarin and Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Jaibaji's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, cancer surgery, and dermabrasion. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine. Dr. Jaibaji trained at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. His professional affiliations include Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Her areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cortes accepts. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Cortes welcomes 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)

Dr. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6758 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Alexander's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alexander's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Dennis Sargent is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Sargent has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $973
  • Medicare Cost: $670
Dr. Duane E Bridges, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1400 N. Harbor Boulevard; Suite 100
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Duane Bridges is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Bridges attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass heart failure. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Bridges (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Bridges is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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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 sees patients in Fresno, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Anaheim, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Blanks attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Blanks's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Blanks speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. He 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

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $858 - $1,388
  • Medicare Cost: $175 - $1,084
Dr. Cristina Hernandez Hernandez ODay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1211 W La Palma Avenue; 609
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Cristina O'Day is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Orange, CA and Anaheim, CA. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her clinical interests encompass hysteroscopy, robotic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. O'Day is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Day takes. Dr. O'Day has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Edward Chappell's areas of specialization are spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chappell include back pain, minimally invasive surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS). He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Chappell obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Chappell is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chappell accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Raed Majied Ali, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
100 E Valencia Mesa Drive; #310
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Raed Ali is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ali completed a residency program at Yale-New Haven Hospital. Patient ratings for Dr. Ali average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Ali speaks 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. Jaime Scott Schwartz, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #402
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Jaime Schwartz specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Schwartz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean, Spanish, and Chinese. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Georgetown University Hospital for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Schwartz is an in-network provider for Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Schwartz include: Co-Principle Investigator. Nipple Sparing Mastectomy Registry. PIH Health. 2013- 2014; Southern California Rising Stars; and Patients Choice Award, Vitals.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jonathan Perley's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Perley is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Song has a special interest in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and stents. He is affiliated with PIH Health and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Song completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Song (or staff) is conversant in Korean, Spanish, and French.

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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 specializes in general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Shon graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Shon is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,755
  • Medicare Cost: $577

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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.