We found 64 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 surgeon and chest surgeon. In his practice, Dr. Powell focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Powell is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Powell attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Powell is in-network for 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

Dr. David J Perkowski, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
24111 Health Center Drive; Suite 680
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Perkowski practices thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Perkowski include minimally invasive surgery and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Medical Group. Dr. Perkowski takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Perkowski 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. Arian S Mowlavi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
32406 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arian Mowlavi works as a plastic surgeon in Laguna Beach, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mowlavi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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. His distinctions include: Gaspar Anastasi Award. Mowlavi A, Massouem S, Neumeister MW; Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Phi Betta Kappa, RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Mowlavi (or staff) speaks Persian and Turkish. His professional affiliations include 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, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Berman is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Berman average 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gynecologic cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biopsy. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. His 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. 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 is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Leslie Randall is a gynecologic oncologist in Orange, CA, Costa Mesa, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. She is conversant in Spanish. In her practice, she is particularly interested in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Randall is affiliated with UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. 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. Dr. Randall is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Her distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and AACR/ASCO Workshop: Methods in Clinical Cancer Research.

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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. 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. He works in Newport Beach, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hovsepian accepts Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Hyun Chun, who practices in Newport Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Chun an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school 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)

Dr. Tenley Kristin Lawton, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
180 Newport Center Drive; Suite 170
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Tenley Lawton specializes in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lawton include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. She accepts the following insurance: Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare. After attending Wayne State University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry Steven Nichter, MS, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1441 Avocado Avenue 808
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Larry Nichter is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Nichter's clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and breast augmentation. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Nichter takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nichter include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Top Doctors Peer Review Award, multiple yrs. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J. James Sundine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1401 Avocado Avenue; Suite 501
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Michael Sundine sees patients in Newport Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sundine's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Sundine has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel P Duggan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; Suite 229
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Duggan's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Duggan include hip replacement, knee replacement, and ankle replacement. Dr. Duggan is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duggan has an open panel. He graduated from the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at York Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 area of specialization is vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include the following: macular degeneration, minimally invasive surgery, and macular hole. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Rathod accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Rathod's training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. In addition to English, Dr. Rathod (or staff) speaks Spanish, Korean, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Kevin Vuchinich works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Newport Coast, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Vuchinich honors 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 and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. He has received the following distinction: 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. Linda Hyun Chung, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 640
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Linda Chung is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Laguna Hills, CA. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Chung completed her residency training at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chung include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chung takes. In addition to English, Dr. Chung speaks Korean. She is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Her practice 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. Jason Teen-Ho Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 350
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jason Wong is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Wong's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine. Dr. Wong's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Cantonese.

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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 neurosurgeon. Dr. Lin has a special interest in neurosurgery and endovascular disease. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Medical Center and MemorialCare Health System. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Lin speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese.

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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.
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