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We found 55 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 specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA. His clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mazaheri honors. He is a graduate of Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland. He completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. Dr. Mazaheri is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Acid Reflux

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,123
  • Medicare Cost: $241
Dr. Ramin Mir Roohipour, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3400 W Lomita Boulevard; Suite 307
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Roohipour works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Roohipour's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Iran University of Medical Sciences and performed his residency at Harlem Hospital Center. He is professionally affiliated with 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: 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. James G McPherson III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
575 E Hardy Street
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. James McPherson's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Marina Del Rey, CA. In his practice, Dr. McPherson focuses on robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. McPherson is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. 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 works as a heart surgeon and chest surgeon in Inglewood, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Lemoine average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. He speaks French. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Lemoine is accepting new patients.

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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
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 306
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Jewell is a specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jewell include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jewell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. She is rated highly by her patients. 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 welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Charles William Spenler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 306
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Charles Spenler is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Spenler honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Spenler's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency.

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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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Lawndale, CA. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Frisancho include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing 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 medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Spanish. His professional 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 welcomes 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 practices general surgery in Torrance, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lopez's clinical interests include liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Lopez trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Lopez is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lopez welcomes 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. James Edward Camel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel works as a general surgeon in Torrance, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Camel include minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. Dr. Camel's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Camel attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school.

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

Dr. Michael Newman specializes in plastic surgery. After completing 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 performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Newman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Newman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Houman Solomon specializes in general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Dr. Solomon is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Solomon graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at Huntington Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. William Kim sees patients in Torrance, CA and Long Beach, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, scoliosis, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Gundersen Lutheran and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kosar's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kosar's training includes a residency program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Kosar speaks Turkish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,965 - $6,315
  • Medicare Cost: $461 - $524
Dr. Kenneth Earl Holliman, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Holliman is a surgery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Inglewood, CA and Torrance, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before completing 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. Holliman attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Holliman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes 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's area of specialization is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedlander include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Friedlander is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, she performed her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Friedlander has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,355
  • Medicare Cost: $549
Dr. Timothy James Hunt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15901 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 250
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Hunt sees patients in Torrance, CA and Lawndale, CA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hunt's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and acupuncture treatment. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunt takes. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hunt's professional affiliations include 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: Sports Health, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Acupuncture Treatment

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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.