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

Dr. Thomas Tzeng is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Tzeng is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After attending Taipei Medical University for medical school, he completed his residency training at Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center and The Brooklyn Hospital Center. Dr. Tzeng (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,068
  • Medicare Cost: $530
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Justin Braverman sees patients in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. Dr. Braverman is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Braverman completed a residency program at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net.

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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
Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
301 W Bastanchury Road; #210
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji is a specialist in facial plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, cancer surgery, and dermabrasion. Dr. Jaibaji is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital and Sharp HealthCare. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Jaibaji is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jaibaji completed a residency program at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland. Dr. Jaibaji is conversant in Arabic.

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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' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Cortes include knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Cortes speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Pacific Hospital of Long Beach, 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)

Dr. Dennis S Pierandozzi, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #200
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Dennis Sargent is a vascular surgeon. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Sargent takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Sargent is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $973
  • Medicare Cost: $670
Dr. Cristina Hernandez Hernandez ODay, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1211 W La Palma Avenue; 609
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Cristina O'Day sees patients in Orange, CA and Anaheim, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. O'Day attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. O'Day 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. Charles Hyman Alexander, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6758 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA
 

Dr. Charles Alexander is an orthopedist in Pico Rivera, CA and Los Angeles, CA. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Alexander is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at New York Medical College. He trained at White Memorial Medical Center for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Alexander speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. Dr. Alexander welcomes 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. Duane E Bridges, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1400 N. Harbor Boulevard; Suite 100
Fullerton, CA
 

Dr. Duane Bridges is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with Lakewood Regional Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Bridges takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Morehouse School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Bridges (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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

Dr. Edward Chappell's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in La Mirada, CA and Santa Ana, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, minimally invasive surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Chappell 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as 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. Richard Hedke Blanks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
710 N Euclid Street; Suite 201
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Richard Blanks' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fresno, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Anaheim, CA. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blanks include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Blanks graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Blanks 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Ali trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, he 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. Jonathan E Perley, MD
Specializes in Urology
13132 Studebaker Road; Suite 10
Norwalk, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Perley is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Lakewood, CA, Norwalk, CA, and Montebello, CA. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing 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, Dr. Perley attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Perley 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

  • 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 is a cardiologist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Song attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. Dr. Song's areas of clinical interest consist of arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), angioplasty, and stents. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Song (or staff) speaks Spanish, Korean, and German. He is affiliated with PIH Health and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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 is a general surgeon in Whittier, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Shon speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Shon trained at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Alavi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. Clinical interests for Dr. Alavi include laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Placentia-Linda Hospital. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Dr. Alavi trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Alavi is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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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
Dr. Mark William Odou, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA
 

Dr. Mark Odou, who practices in Montebello, CA and Whittier, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Odou graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical Center. Dr. Odou honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,209
  • Medicare Cost: $558

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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.