We found 7 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net Commercial near Los Alamitos, CA.

Dr. Fritz John Baumgartner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3791 Katella Avenue; #201
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Fritz Baumgartner is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Baumgartner's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baumgartner honors. Dr. Baumgartner obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks German.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Jonathan E Perley, MD
Specializes in Urology
10941 Bloomfield Avenue; Suite A
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Perley is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patients gave Dr. Perley an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $855
Dr. Timothy Carl Rand, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3851 Katella Avenue; Suite 300
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Rand is a general gynecology specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Rand average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rand include myomectomy (fibroid removal), sacrocolpopexy, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. Dr. Rand takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Rand attended St. George's University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Rand (or staff) speaks Spanish and Khmer.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Sacrocolpopexy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Myomectomy, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis

Dr. Peter Simon Birnbaum, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3010 W Orange Avenue; #507
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Peter Birnbaum is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Before performing his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center, Dr. Birnbaum attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Birnbaum honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jennifer Liu's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her areas of expertise consist of partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction), and da vinci surgery. Dr. Liu's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Liu honors. She graduated from the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For her residency, Dr. Liu trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). She is conversant in Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Wound Care
21500 Pioneer Boulevard; Suite 209
Hawaiian Gardens, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Chung is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care specialist. His clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) and da vinci surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Chung performed his residency at San Joaquin General Hospital. Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks Filipino, Korean, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Gallbladder Removal Surgery

Dr. Virginia Agnelli, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
10861 Cherry Street; Suite 109
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Virginia Agnelli is a Los Alamitos, CA physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Agnelli has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, Dr. Agnelli speaks Spanish. She is 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: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Prolapse, Laparoscopic Surgery, Menstrual Disorders, Surgical Procedures, ... (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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