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Dr. Houman Esmailzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Houman Solomon is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Torrance, CA. Before completing his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital, Dr. Solomon attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Dr. Solomon is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,657 - $4,355
  • Medicare Cost: $491 - $528
Dr. Ramin Mir Roohipour, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3400 W Lomita Boulevard; Suite 307
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Roohipour, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He graduated from Iran University of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. These areas are among Dr. Roohipour's clinical interests: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He accepts Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer, Stomach Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,354
  • Medicare Cost: $340
Dr. Ata Mazaheri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
20911 Earl Street; Suite 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ata Mazaheri's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA. He has a special interest in acid reflux (GERD). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazaheri attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Mazaheri's professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Acid Reflux

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,123
  • Medicare Cost: $241
Dr. Aileen Miyoko Takahashi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Aileen Takahashi's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Her areas of expertise include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Dr. Takahashi is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Takahashi's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,355
  • Medicare Cost: $441
Dr. James G McPherson III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
575 E Hardy Street
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. James McPherson's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Marina Del Rey, CA. In his practice, Dr. McPherson focuses on robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. McPherson is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Philippe Herve Lemoine, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Lemoine is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemoine attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital for residency. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lemoine's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,800
  • Medicare Cost: $538
Dr. Lisa Lynn Hochderffer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Blvd. 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Jewell is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. She works in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. After completing medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Jewell include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Jewell highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jewell takes. Dr. Jewell has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. James Edward Camel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel specializes in general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Camel is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Camel is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Camel speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid Reflux, Liver ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,355
  • Medicare Cost: $463
Dr. Charles William Spenler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Blvd. 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Charles Spenler is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Spenler's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Spenler attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
105 N Broadway; Unit A
Redando Beach, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frisancho takes. Dr. Frisancho obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Frisancho's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Ramos Lopez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
20911 Earl Street; 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Richard Lopez's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Lopez is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. His professional affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Accountable Health Plans, and more. Dr. Lopez's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Pancreatic Cancer, Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hepatitis A

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,790
  • Medicare Cost: $575
Dr. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Blvd. 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman is a plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Newman accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Newman attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. Dr. Newman is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. William Chul Kim, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Torrance Blvd. 190
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. William Kim specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Torrance, CA and Long Beach, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include hip replacement, scoliosis, and knee replacement. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and performed his residency at Gundersen Lutheran and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kim's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, MAKOplasty, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Scott Borden, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2361 Rosecrans Avenue; Suite 165
El Segundo, CA
 

Dr. Peter Borden's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Borden has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Borden speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Borden has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 115
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500 - $3,571
  • Medicare Cost: $163 - $1,144
Dr. Kenneth Earl Holliman, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Holliman is a medical specialist in surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holliman takes. Dr. Holliman studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. Dr. Holliman is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,475
  • Medicare Cost: $307
Dr. Melanie Hope Friedlander, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Friedlander works as a general surgeon. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Friedlander's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Friedlander is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,355
  • Medicare Cost: $549

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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.