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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. He 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's clinical interests include acid reflux (GERD). He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mazaheri (or staff) is conversant in French and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Mazaheri welcomes new patients.

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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
21250 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 430
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Roohipour practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Roohipour is a graduate of Iran University of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Harlem Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Roohipour accepts Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Philippe Lemoine's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, Dr. Lemoine attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lemoine accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. In addition to English, Dr. Lemoine speaks French. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to 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 sees patients in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Her medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jewell's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jewell is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her residency, Dr. Jewell trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Jewell 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 practices plastic surgery in Torrance, CA. Dr. Spenler's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spenler trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in San Pedro, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Lawndale, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Frisancho 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 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. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Frisancho's 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. Richard Ramos Lopez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
20911 Earl Street; 245
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Richard Lopez is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Lopez attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. His areas of expertise consist of liver cancer and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Lopez takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Accountable Health Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. 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. James Edward Camel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. James Camel's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Camel's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, pancreas problems, and thyroid problems. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Camel takes. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Camel's medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, 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

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 works as a plastic surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Newman is open to new patients. He 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 subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Newman's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Solomon include obesity, minimally invasive surgery, and cancer. Dr. Solomon honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and subsequently trained at Huntington Memorial Hospital for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Solomon'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: 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Kim include hip replacement, scoliosis, and knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Torrance Memorial Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Gundersen Lutheran and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Kim attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and more. Dr. Kim is accepting 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Kosar takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. 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 has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Turkish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Kosar is accepting new patients.

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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, Gynecology
20911 Earl Street; Suite 440
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kenneth Holliman's specialties are surgery and gynecology. He practices in Inglewood, CA and Torrance, CA. Dr. Holliman is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Holliman 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. Dr. Holliman speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Providence Medical Institute, 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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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $783 - $2,475
  • Medicare Cost: $82 - $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. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Friedlander's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Friedlander's training includes residency programs at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Friedlander has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. She is open to 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. Kristin Karin Egan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2809 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Egan is a facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Manhattan Beach, CA. The average patient rating for Dr. Egan is 4.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include sleep disorders, anti-aging, and acid reflux (GERD). She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Egan has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Egan welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Allergies, Acid Reflux, Anti-Aging

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $812
  • Medicare Cost: $368
Dr. Timothy James Hunt, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15901 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 250
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Hunt specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Torrance, CA and Lawndale, CA. In his practice, Dr. Hunt focuses on minimally invasive surgery, sports health, and acupuncture treatment. Dr. Hunt accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Hunt's practice is open to 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.