We found 70 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 is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Powell include robotic surgery. Blue Shield, Medicaid Managed Care, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Powell honors. After attending the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is professionally affiliated with 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. David J Perkowski, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
24111 Health Center Drive; Suite 680
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Perkowski is a thoracic surgery specialist. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Perkowski is affiliated with MemorialCare Medical Group. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Berman's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Berman include gynecologic cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biopsy. Dr. Berman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, and Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Berman include: 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.. Dr. Berman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Berman's office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mowlavi accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mowlavi trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. In addition to English, Dr. Mowlavi (or staff) speaks Persian and Turkish. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Her clinical interests encompass robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Randall takes 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Randall has received include Southern California Rising Stars; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and AACR/ASCO Workshop: Methods in Clinical Cancer Research. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with 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' area of specialization is adult cardiology. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), Dr. Masters attended medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Masters is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $650
  • Medicare Cost: $538
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. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and ankle replacement. Dr. Duggan is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. He attended the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at York Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine for residency. Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duggan takes. Dr. Duggan has an open panel.

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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 vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous) specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: macular degeneration, minimally invasive surgery, and macular hole. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. After attending Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Rathod completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Rathod (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Kevin Vuchinich specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Newport Coast, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Vuchinich at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with UC Irvine Health. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for his residency. Dr. Vuchinich has received the distinction of 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. Bradley Pierce Mudge, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
240 Newport Center Drive; Suite 105
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Mudge practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Newport Beach, CA, Riverside, CA, and Corona, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mudge include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Mudge honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Mudge speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Linda Hyun Chung, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 640
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Linda Chung's specialty is general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chung include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Chung is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. Dr. Chung is conversant in Korean.

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

Dr. Jason Wong's area of specialization is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Wong is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan, Dr. Wong attended medical school at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks French and Cantonese. Dr. Wong is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting 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. Li-Mei Lin, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Li-Mei Lin specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Orange, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. She has indicated that her clinical interests include neurosurgery and endovascular disease. Dr. Lin takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. She is conversant in Mandarin and Taiwanese. Dr. Lin is affiliated with 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. Ramez Nassef Eskander, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ramez Eskander is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise include the following: biopsy, hysterectomy (uterus removal), and robotic surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Eskander attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Eskander (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center, St. Jude Hospital, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Immunotherapy, Gynecologic Cancer, Biopsy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. David Michael Ashkenaze, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
31862 Coast Highway; Suite 400
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Dr. David Ashkenaze is a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Laguna Beach, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Ashkenaze takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Ashkenaze has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Tufts Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Raffi Vahe Hovsepian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1401 Avocado Avenue; Suite 810
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Raffi Hovsepian is a specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Hovsepian attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Hovsepian highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Dr. Hovsepian has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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