We found 47 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Manhattan Beach, CA.

Dr. Ata Mazaheri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
20911 Earl Street; Suite 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ata Mazaheri's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Mazaheri studied medicine at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mazaheri honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Acid Reflux

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $2,123
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $241
Dr. Ramin Mir Roohipour, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
21250 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 430
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Roohipour practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Torrance, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roohipour include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Dr. Roohipour is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Iran University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $4,354
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $340
Dr. Philippe Herve Lemoine, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Lemoine's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Lemoine is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. Dr. Lemoine is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $538
Dr. Lisa Lynn Hochderffer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 306
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Jewell's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; she sees patients in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jewell is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell has an open panel. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Daniel Robert Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
855 Manhattan Beach Boulevard; Suite 209
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stephenson is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Stephenson include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Stephenson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Stephenson has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Spine Problems

Dr. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 306
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Newman's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newman attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received professional recognition including the following: Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Super Doctors List. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. James Camel's area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Camel include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Camel 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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Camel honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $4,355
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $463
Dr. Charles William Spenler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 306
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Charles Spenler is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spenler accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Spenler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert A Reff, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
510 N Prospect Avenue; Suite 105
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Albert Reff's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reff include hip replacement, computer assisted surgery (CAS), and knee replacement. Dr. Reff's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Reff is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Reff is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Houman Solomon works as a general surgeon in Torrance, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Solomon a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Solomon trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Solomon's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting 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)

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

Dr. William Kim is an orthopedist in Torrance, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Kim's clinical interests include hip replacement, scoliosis, and knee replacement. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency at Gundersen Lutheran and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, Scoliosis, Shoulder Replacement, MAKOplasty, Knee Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Hope Friedlander, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Friedlander specializes in general surgery and practices in Torrance, CA. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Friedlander takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Before completing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Friedlander attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Friedlander's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Friedlander's 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)

Dr. Erol M Kosar, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
575 East Hardy Street 201
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. Erol Kosar is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He speaks Turkish. Dr. Kosar is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. After attending Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kosar has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $4,965 - $6,315
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $461 - $524
Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
15901 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 250
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Frisancho's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing 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, Dr. Frisancho attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frisancho's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Ibrahim D Helmy, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3475 Torrance Boulevard; Suite D
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ibrahim Helmy is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Inglewood, CA, Marina Del Rey, CA, and Torrance, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Helmy include heart problems. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Helmy attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Helmy's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $538
Dr. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Flechner include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Flechner has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Flechner's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases, ... (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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