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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's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. 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. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Baumgartner is conversant in 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 works as an urologist in Lakewood, CA, Norwalk, CA, and Montebello, CA. Dr. Perley speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perley accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $855
Dr. Timothy Carl Rand, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
3851 Katella Avenue; Suite 300
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Rand is a Los Alamitos, CA physician who specializes in general gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: myomectomy (fibroid removal), sacrocolpopexy, and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Dr. Rand is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Rand completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Rand (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Khmer. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

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: , 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 areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Anaheim, CA. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Birnbaum accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Birnbaum studied medicine at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. For his residency, Dr. Birnbaum trained at Peninsula Hospital Center. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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. 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 practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and wound care. Dr. Chung's areas of expertise consist of gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy) and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Placentia-Linda Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and more. After attending MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at San Joaquin General Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Chung (or staff) speaks Filipino, Korean, and Spanish.

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