We found 48 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Manhattan Beach, CA.

Dr. Stanley R Klein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
23451 Madison St. 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Stanley Klein's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He has a special interest in pancreas problems, stomach problems, and liver disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Klein is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Klein attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Klein's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Skin Cancer, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Stomach Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ramin Roohipour's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Roohipour include obesity, cancer, and stomach problems. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Roohipour is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Roohipour's practice is open to new patients. After attending Iran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harlem Hospital Center.

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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, who practices in Glendale, CA and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include acid reflux (GERD). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Mazaheri attended Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) speaks French and Persian. Dr. Mazaheri is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. He is accepting new patients.

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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
575 E Hardy Street; Suite 207
Inglewood, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Lemoine is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lemoine accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. 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. He speaks French. Dr. Lemoine is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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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. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Boulevard; #100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newman takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Newman is a graduate of 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 trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Super Doctors List. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Newman has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Torrance, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephenson include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stephenson accepts. Dr. Stephenson welcomes new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Lisa Lynn Hochderffer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 306
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Jewell specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Jewell is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Her residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. She is 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. Charles William Spenler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Charles Spenler's specialty is plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Spenler attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Spenler is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Little Company of Mary Hospital, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Community Hospital Long Beach. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Melanie Friedlander is a medical specialist in general surgery. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Friedlander attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedlander include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Dr. Friedlander accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Friedlander 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)

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

Dr. Houman Solomon is a specialist in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Solomon average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Solomon's areas of expertise include the following: obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Solomon has an open panel. He 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, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Albert Reff is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Redondo Beach, CA. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, computer assisted surgery (CAS), and knee replacement. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reff accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Reff is professionally 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: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Aileen Miyoko Takahashi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Aileen Takahashi is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of expertise for Dr. Takahashi include obesity, cancer, and gastric bypass surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Takahashi is accepting new patients. She attended New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

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. His areas of expertise include the following: urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. Dr. Flechner takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Hebrew. Dr. Flechner is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center 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: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
15901 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 250
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Frisancho 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. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Frisancho 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 is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Steven Douglas Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Steven Fisher is a general surgeon in Torrance, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fisher include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Fisher is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. William Kim is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Torrance, CA and Long Beach, CA. His clinical interests include hip replacement, scoliosis, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Kim 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. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Kim's practice is open to 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)

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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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