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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 medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Bliss's areas of expertise consist of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), inflammatory bowel disease, and hernia. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Bliss attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. James G McPherson III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4644 Lincoln Boulevard; Suite 500
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. James McPherson practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Inglewood, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Marina Del Rey, CA. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. McPherson performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. McPherson is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Lisa Jewell's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; she sees patients in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Jewell's residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jewell takes. Dr. Jewell has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Jewell is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She has an open panel.

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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 Adult Gastroenterology, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8110 Airport Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Robert Fan works as an adult gastroenterologist and orthopedic surgeon in Los Angeles, CA, Thousand Oaks, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Fan's professional affiliations include Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC), Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Adventist Health System. Dr. Fan accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Dr. Fan attended medical school at the University of Toledo College of Medicine and Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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. 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). He is especially interested in heart problems. Dr. Helmy has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently 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. He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Helmy 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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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $538
Dr. Chester Frank Griffiths, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
11645 Wilshire Boulevard; Suite 605
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Chester Griffiths' medical specialty is plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Griffiths include jaw problems and reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Griffiths accepts Anthem, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Griffiths graduated from Central University of the East School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Griffiths (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. He is accepting 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. Peter Scott Borden, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2361 Rosecrans Avenue; Suite 165
El Segundo, CA
 

Dr. Peter Borden's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Borden takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Borden'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: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 115
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500 - $3,571
  • Medicare Cost: $163 - $1,144
Dr. Soroush Adam Ramin, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology, Surgical Oncology
2080 Century Park East; Suite 1407
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Soroush Ramin is a specialist in urologic oncology and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: urodynamic testing, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate). Dr. Ramin is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ramin's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Ramin trained at Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Ramin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Armenian, and Russian.

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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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Santa Monica, CA. Dr. Childs is conversant in Spanish. Her clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. She is professionally affiliated with UCLA Medical Center, Santa Monica. Dr. Childs graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Childs is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna. She has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Childs's office for an appointment.

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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)

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Specializes in Other, Hospital Medicine, Gynecology
1301 20th Street; Suite 270
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Jacqueline Trejo works as a hospitalist and gynecologist. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, high risk pregnancy, and cancer. Before completing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Trejo attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Trejo accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Adrien Elie Aiache, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
9884 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 102
Beverly Hills, CA
 

Dr. Adrien Aiache practices plastic surgery. Before performing her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York and Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, Dr. Aiache attended Paul Sabatier University Faculty of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Aiache's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She honors MultiPlan, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Aiache (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. She is affiliated with Providence Tarzana Medical Center. Her practice 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. Hooman Meir Melamed, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
13160 Mindanao Way; Suite 300
Marina Del Rey, CA
 

Dr. Hooman Melamed's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Melamed attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: back pain, scoliosis, and spine surgery procedures. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recognized as and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Melamed is accepting new patients.

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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. Michael Brian Banffy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6801 Park Terrace; Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA
 

Dr. Michael Banffy's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Los Angeles, CA and Anaheim, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Banffy include hip replacement, knee replacement, and shoulder tendonitis. Dr. Banffy is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Banffy has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, ACL Injury, Foot Surgery, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, MAKOplasty, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,834 - $2,090
  • Medicare Cost: $131 - $350
Dr. Scott Evan Powell, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2021 Santa Monica Boulevard; Suite 700 E
Santa Monica, CA
 

Dr. Scott Powell works as an orthopedic surgeon in Burbank, CA and Santa Monica, CA. His areas of expertise include knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, and ankle arthroscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Powell takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Powell studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He is affiliated with Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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. 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). He practices in Santa Monica, CA. These areas are among Dr. Bilchik's clinical interests: cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and gastrointestinal cancer. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Bilchik has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedars-Sinai. He welcomes new patients.

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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 sees patients in Santa Monica, CA and Roseville, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bennett include musculoskeletal surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network, Sutter Roseville Medical Center, and Sutter Medical Group (SMG). Dr. Bennett attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel.

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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)

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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.