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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 is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Laguna Hills, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Powell include robotic surgery. Dr. Powell's professional affiliations include MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He takes Blue Shield, Medicaid Managed Care, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Monterey Park, CA, Fountain Valley, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. His clinical interests include maze procedure, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. Dr. Vo accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and New York Hospital Queens. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Vo (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Vo is affiliated with 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 sees patients in Laguna Hills, CA. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Perkowski's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 sees patients in Orange, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. His medical specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Berman's education and training includes medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, and Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. He has a special interest in gynecologic cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biopsy. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Berman has received 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.. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Laguna Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Mowlavi's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mowlavi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Mowlavi's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University. Dr. Mowlavi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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 area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Randall include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Southern California Rising Stars; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and AACR/ASCO Workshop: Methods in Clinical Cancer Research. Dr. Randall 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' medical specialty is adult cardiology. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Masters graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). 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, who practices in Laguna Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Chung is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Before completing her residency at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center, Dr. Chung attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Korean. Dr. Chung is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She is open to 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Newport Coast, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Vuchinich is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the distinction of America's Top Doctors (Menopause, Obstetrics, Uterine Fibroids), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health.

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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 is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Cantonese. Clinical interests for Dr. Wong include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He attended the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan for residency. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wong's office for an appointment.

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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. Dr. Duggan's clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and ankle replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at York Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. Dr. Duggan's practice 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's medical specialty is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). Clinical interests for Dr. Rathod include macular degeneration, minimally invasive surgery, and macular hole. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis' residency program. Dr. Rathod (or staff) speaks Spanish, Korean, and Gujarati. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Newport Beach, CA, Riverside, CA, and Corona, CA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mudge attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Mudge include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Mudge takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is 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. Wang Teng, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 350
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Wang Teng sees patients in Laguna Hills, CA and San Clemente, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Teng's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Farhad Reza Chowdhury, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
 

Dr. Farhad Chowdhury works as a facial plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Chowdhury (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Bengali. Clinical interests for Dr. Chowdhury include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Chowdhury is affiliated with JFK Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center (RBMC), and ENT and Allergy Associates. Dr. Chowdhury is a graduate of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for POMCO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $695
  • Medicare Cost: $390
Dr. Li-Mei Lin, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Li-Mei Lin works as a neurosurgeon in Orange, CA, Laguna Hills, CA, and Costa Mesa, CA. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Lin attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She has indicated that her clinical interests include neurosurgery and endovascular disease. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Lin speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Taiwanese. She is professionally 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)

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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.