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Dr. David William Bliss, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1301 20th Street; Suite 460
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. David Bliss is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. His areas of expertise consist of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), inflammatory bowel disease, and hernia. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bliss graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bliss's professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and Cedars-Sinai.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Dr. Lisa Lynn Hochderffer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2825 Santa Monica Blvd 303
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Jewell is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her residency, Dr. Jewell trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Jewell is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. 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. She is accepting 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. Robert Simon Peter Fan, MD
Specializes in Gastroenterology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8110 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Fan's specialties are adult gastroenterology and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Fan average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Adventist Health System, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Fan graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Chester Frank Griffiths, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
11645 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 605
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Chester Griffiths practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Griffiths (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. His clinical interests include jaw problems and reconstructive surgery. He graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Griffiths a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Griffiths include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Griffiths welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Reconstructive Surgery, Fractures, Facial Problems, Jaw Problems, Surgical Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $750
  • Medicare Cost: $368
Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2080 Century Park East; Suite 1407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin specializes in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in North Hollywood, CA and Los Angeles, CA. Dr. Ramin (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Armenian, and Russian. These areas are among his clinical interests: urodynamic testing, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He obtained his medical school training at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramin honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramin has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 79
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $17,263
  • Medicare Cost: $114 - $1,588
Dr. Tracey Rochelle Childs, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1304 15th Street; Suite 102
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Tracey Childs is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Childs is rated highly by her patients. Her areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. She is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Childs has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Childs is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Breast Issues, Rectal Problems, Incisional Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ibrahim D Helmy, MD
Specializes in Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4644 Lincoln Boulevard; Suite 111
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Ibrahim Helmy's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Helmy is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Helmy accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed 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 is conversant in Arabic. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $538
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Specializes in Other, Hospital Medicine, Gynecology
1301 20th Street; Suite 270
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Jacqueline Trejo is a hospital medicine (hospitalist) and gynecology specialist in Santa Monica, CA. She has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and cancer. She takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. Dr. Trejo studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Trejo is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy, Cancer, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hooman Meir Melamed, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13160 Mindanao Way; Suite 300
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Hooman Melamed sees patients in Marina Del Rey, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, scoliosis, and spine surgery procedures. Dr. Melamed takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Melamed obtained his medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Melamed include: Recognized as and Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Scoliosis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $15,700
  • Medicare Cost: $603
Dr. Adrien Elie Aiache, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9884 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 102
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Adrien Aiache's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Aiache (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Dr. Aiache studied medicine at Paul Sabatier University Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Aiache completed residency programs at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York. The average patient rating for Dr. Aiache is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aiache is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Anton J Bilchik, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2200 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 113
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Anton Bilchik's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His clinical interests include cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and gastrointestinal cancer. He is affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. Dr. Bilchik honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, Medi-Cal, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Bilchik attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Everett Bennett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Ryan Bennett practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Santa Monica, CA and Roseville, CA. Dr. Bennett is especially interested in musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). He obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bennett honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Repair, Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Ligament ... (Read more)

Dr. Behrooz Broukhim, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9763 W. Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Behrooz Broukhim practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Broukhim's clinical interests: back pain, hip replacement, and massage. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Tehran University of Medical Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Broukhim speaks Persian. Dr. Broukhim is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Massage, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2020 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 400
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Knapp's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Knapp graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Knapp include hip arthroscopy, rotator cuff surgery, and shoulder tendonitis. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and more. Dr. Knapp has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Super Doctors 2008. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with UCLA Health and Cedars-Sinai. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, wrist arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 128
  • Uninsured Cost: $726 - $4,550
  • Medicare Cost: $179 - $1,123
Dr. Scott Evan Powell, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 700 E
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Scott Powell's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Powell include knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, and ankle arthroscopy. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. Dr. Powell accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Ankle Arthroscopy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,537
  • Medicare Cost: $569
Dr. Timothy G Wilson, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2121 Santa Monica Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Timothy Wilson practices urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Duarte, CA and Santa Monica, CA. After attending Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, bladder surgery, and testicular cancer. Patient ratings for Dr. Wilson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson honors. Dr. Wilson's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Providence Medical Institute and Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Wilson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Robotic Prostatectomy, Prostate Surgery, Kidney Cancer, Bladder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 176
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,128 - $9,204
  • Medicare Cost: $415 - $1,783

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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.