We found 46 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Manhattan Beach, CA.

Dr. Ramin Mir Roohipour, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
21250 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 430
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Roohipour is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is a graduate of Iran University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Roohipour's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He accepts Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Roohipour is affiliated with 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, 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. Ata Mazaheri, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
20911 Earl Street; Suite 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ata Mazaheri is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. Dr. Mazaheri is especially interested in acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Mazaheri's education and training includes medical school at Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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. Philippe Herve Lemoine, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Lemoine is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Lemoine is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lemoine honors. He obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. In addition to English, 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

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 specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. She practices in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. On average, patients gave Dr. Jewell a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell is accepting new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Jewell's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: 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. Charles William Spenler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 306
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Charles Spenler's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Spenler's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Spenler's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spenler trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Newman is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Torrance, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Newman's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending 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 completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Super Doctors List. Dr. Newman is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Juan Frisancho sees patients in San Pedro, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Lawndale, CA. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frisancho include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His 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. Dr. Frisancho graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he 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. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frisancho takes. His 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. James Edward Camel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel is a general surgeon. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Camel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Camel attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Camel'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, Liver ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $4,355
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $463
Dr. Houman Esmailzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Houman Solomon is a physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Solomon is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Solomon is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kim average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include hip replacement, scoliosis, and knee replacement. Dr. Kim's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Kim's medical residency was performed at Gundersen Lutheran and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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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. Erol Mehmet Kosar, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 560
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Erol Kosar is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kosar accepts. Dr. Kosar is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kosar completed a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Kosar has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Turkish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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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. 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. Her areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Friedlander is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Friedlander's education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She welcomes new patients.

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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. Timothy James Hunt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15901 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 250
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Hunt is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and acupuncture treatment. Dr. Hunt is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. Dr. Hunt speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Acupuncture Treatment

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

Dr. Ibrahim Helmy, who practices in Inglewood, CA, Marina Del Rey, CA, and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients gave Dr. Helmy an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in heart problems. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Helmy is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Dr. Helmy speaks Arabic.

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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. Parivash Mohamadi, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine
4503 Torrance Blvd 500
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Parivash Mohamadi practices general internal medicine in Torrance, CA. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Mohamadi attended The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school. Dr. Mohamadi's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, general care, and women's health issues. Patient ratings for Dr. Mohamadi average 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Mohamadi (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Mohamadi's hospital/clinic affiliations include HealthCare Partners IPA - South Bay, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Mohamadi welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Women's Health Issues, General Care

Dr. Glenn J Huber, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1010 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Glenn Huber specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Torrance, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. After completing medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, Dr. Huber performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Huber include minimally invasive surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and foot surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Huber takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

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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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