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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Her clinical interests encompass partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction), and da vinci surgery. Dr. Liu accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Liu speaks Mandarin. She is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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 medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bethencourt's clinical interests encompass heart bypass surgery (CABG) and robotic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bethencourt include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and MemorialCare Medical Group.

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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 practices general surgery. His clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) and da vinci surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Edrich accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Edrich graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at NYU Langone Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. 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 general surgeon. His clinical interests include spinal pain, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Konyalian is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Konyalian accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Konyalian (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Armenian. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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 works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Tan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish. In his practice, Dr. Tan focuses on robotic surgery. Dr. Tan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Tan attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Dr. Tan honors AARP, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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.