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We found 5 providers with an interest in robotic surgery and who accept Blue Shield of California HMO near Long Beach, CA.

Dr. Jennifer B Liu, MD
Specializes in Urology
6226 E Spring Street; Suite 260
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Liu works as an urologist in Long Beach, CA. Her areas of expertise consist of partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction), and da vinci surgery. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Dr. Liu accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Liu's education and training includes medical school at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cancer Surgery, Partial Nephrectomy, Pyeloplasty, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Miguel Bethencourt, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2865 Atlantic Avenue; Suite 205
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Bethencourt is a thoracic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bethencourt include heart bypass surgery (CABG) and robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. Dr. Bethencourt speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and MemorialCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Leslie Howard Edrich, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
701 E 28th Street; #400
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Edrich, who practices in Long Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Edrich's clinical interests encompass gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) and da vinci surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Edrich is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Edrich attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Viken Razmig Konyalian, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
701 E 28th Street; #314
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Viken Konyalian is a medical specialist in general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Konyalian (or staff) speaks Spanish and Armenian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Konyalian include spinal pain, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Konyalian is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Konyalian's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Diverticular Disease, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Wounds, Spinal Pain, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Jesse William Tan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2865 Atlantic Avenue; #225
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jesse Tan's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He takes AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Tan attended Albany Medical College for medical school. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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What is Robotic Surgery?

Robotic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery, using a tiny opening to get inside the body instead of making a large cut. It uses small tools attached to a thin robotic arm, which is controlled by the surgeon. You may see it referred to by the specific kind of robot used. The most advanced robot currently in use is called the da Vinci, and surgery using it is sometimes called da Vinci surgery.

There are many benefits to robotic surgery, both for the patient and the surgeon. Robotic surgery allows for more precise movements and increased control during very delicate surgical procedures. This makes performing surgery accurately much easier for surgeons and reduces fatigue. The smaller ‘hand’ of the robot can enter the body via a much smaller opening, which reduces the risk of infection and scarring and leads to a faster recovery. The robotic hands also contain tiny moveable cameras among their tools, giving surgeons a much closer view of the procedure than would be possible with traditional surgery.