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We found 71 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Laguna Beach, CA.

Dr. Ledford Lee Powell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 630
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ledford Powell's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Laguna Hills, CA and Newport Beach, CA. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, Dr. Powell completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Medicaid Managed Care, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 120
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500 - $9,208
  • Medicare Cost: $380 - $1,637
Dr. Quang T Vo, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
250 Newport Center Drive; Suite M101
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Quang Vo is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. Dr. Vo is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. After attending the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Vo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Mitral Valve Repair, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,490 - $3,630
  • Medicare Cost: $434 - $1,647
Dr. David J Perkowski, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
24111 Health Center Drive; Suite 350
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Perkowski's specialty is thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Perkowski's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perkowski has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery

Dr. Michael L. Leonard Berman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Berman is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gynecologic cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biopsy. Dr. Berman's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, and Harbor Hospital, Baltimore, Dr. Berman attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics & Gynecology; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and America's Top Doctors (Cervical Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Biopsy, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Arian S Mowlavi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
32406 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arian Mowlavi is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Mowlavi (or staff) is conversant in Persian and Turkish. These areas are among Dr. Mowlavi's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, Dr. Mowlavi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Leslie M Randall, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Randall is a surgeon and gynecologic oncologist in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Randall include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and AACR/ASCO Workshop: Methods in Clinical Cancer Research. Dr. Randall is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Keenan Masters, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
24411 Health Center Drive; #550
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Robert Masters practices adult cardiology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masters takes. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $650
  • Medicare Cost: $538
Dr. Linda Hyun Chung, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 640
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Linda Chung is a general gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Chung is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Chung is conversant in Korean. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Kevin Mark Vuchinich, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
24 Baffin Bay
Newport Coast, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Vuchinich is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health. Dr. Vuchinich honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Vuchinich completed a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Vuchinich has received the following distinction: America's Top Doctors (Menopause, Obstetrics, Uterine Fibroids), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd..

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Pregnancy, Contraception, Fibroids, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jason Teen-Ho Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 350
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jason Wong, who practices in Laguna Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks French and Cantonese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Wong include minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). After attending the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,360
  • Medicare Cost: $651
Dr. Daniel P Duggan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; Suite 229
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Duggan is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Foothill Ranch, CA and Laguna Hills, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Duggan include hip replacement, knee replacement, and ankle replacement. Dr. Duggan's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Duggan attended medical school at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Duggan completed residency programs at York Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. Dr. Duggan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Rajiv Ramesh Rathod, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia.; Suite 309
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Rajiv Rathod is a physician who specializes in vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, minimally invasive surgery, and macular hole. Dr. Rathod accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Rathod (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Korean, and Gujarati. Dr. Rathod is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Macular Degeneration, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Diabetic Retinopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Pierce Mudge, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
240 Newport Center Drive; Suite 105
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Mudge is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Mudge speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Mudge include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. After attending Loma Linda University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mudge accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Wang Teng, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 350
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Wang Teng is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Teng include minimally invasive surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, Dr. Teng completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Teng is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Li-Mei Lin, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Li-Mei Lin is a neurosurgery specialist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lin attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her areas of clinical interest consist of neurosurgery and endovascular disease. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Lin's hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Medical Center and MemorialCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Brain Aneurysm, Carotid Artery Disease, Spinal AVM, Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Hyun Jae Chun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
400 Newport Center Drive; Suite 707
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. H. Chun sees patients in Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Chun average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Chun's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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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.