Finding Providers
loading

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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baumgartner include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Baumgartner accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

Read more

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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perley takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Perley is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $855
Dr. Jennifer B Liu, MD
Specializes in Urology
6226 E Spring Street; Suite 260
Long Beach, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Liu is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Liu include partial nephrectomy, pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction), and da vinci surgery. Dr. Liu takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She attended the University of Massachusetts Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC) for residency. Dr. Liu speaks Mandarin. Her professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

Read more

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)

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

Dr. Peter Birnbaum's specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. He attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and then went on to complete his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Birnbaum include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Birnbaum is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

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

Dr. Timothy Carl Rand, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3851 Katella Avenue; Suite 300
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Rand works as a general gynecologist in Los Alamitos, CA. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Rand's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: myomectomy (fibroid removal), sacrocolpopexy, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). The average patient rating for Dr. Rand is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rand (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Khmer. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

Dr. Nathan S Chung, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Wound Care
21500 Pioneer Boulevard; Suite 209
Hawaiian Gardens, CA
 

Dr. Nathan Chung works as a general surgeon, undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist, and wound care specialist in Apple Valley, CA, Placentia, CA, and Hawaiian Gardens, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) and da vinci surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. Before performing his residency at San Joaquin General Hospital, Dr. Chung attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks Filipino, Korean, and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

Read more

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's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Agnelli's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Agnelli accepts. Dr. Agnelli is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.