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Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
27601 Forbes Road 58
Laguna Niguel, CA
 

Dr. Shigeru Chino sees patients in Laguna Niguel, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Chino attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Chino focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,850
  • Medicare Cost: $1,673
Dr. David J Perkowski, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 680
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Perkowski's specialty is thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Perkowski takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery

Dr. Aaron A Spitz, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
25200 La Paz Road; Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Aaron Spitz is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Spitz has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Spitz include: Physicians of Excellence - Orange County Medical Association and Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Spitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Spitz's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Jennifer Lynn Gruenenfelder, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
25200 La Paz Road; Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jennifer Gruenenfelder is a Laguna Hills, CA physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Gruenenfelder's clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Gruenenfelder attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gruenenfelder accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Michael L. Leonard Berman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Berman practices gynecologic oncology and obstetrics in Orange, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Berman include gynecologic cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biopsy. Dr. Berman is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, and Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics & Gynecology; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and America's Top Doctors (Cervical Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Biopsy, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. James Bradley Taylor, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
25200 La Paz Road; Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. J. Taylor is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. After attending the University of Utah School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Areas of expertise for Dr. Taylor include robotic surgery. Dr. Taylor is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks German. Dr. Taylor is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Moses M Kim, MD
Specializes in Urology
25200 La Paz Road; Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Moses Kim's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Korean. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Kim has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $874
  • Medicare Cost: $864
Dr. Leslie M Randall, MD
Specializes in Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Randall is a surgeon and gynecologic oncologist. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Randall's areas of expertise include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. She is affiliated with UC Irvine Health and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Randall attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Southern California Rising Stars; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and AACR/ASCO Workshop: Methods in Clinical Cancer Research.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Ovarian Disease, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Hyun Chung, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 640
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Linda Chung is a specialist in general gynecology. She works in Laguna Hills, CA. Dr. Chung has indicated that her clinical interests include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. She studied medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. She trained at Kaiser Permanente San Francisco Medical Center for her residency. She is conversant in Korean. Dr. Chung is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Chung has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Richard James Claveria, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
26921 Crown Valley Parkway 201
Mission Viejo, CA
 

Dr. Richard Claveria is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Claveria (or staff) speaks Spanish, Vietnamese, and Persian. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoporosis. Dr. Claveria is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Claveria attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Health, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Neck Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Keenan Masters, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
24411 Health Center Drive; #550
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Robert Masters works as an adult cardiologist. Dr. Masters is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Masters takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Masters studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Masters trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $650
  • Medicare Cost: $538
Dr. Don Thanh Bui, MD
Specializes in Urology
25200 La Paz Road; Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Don Bui works as an urologist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include robotic surgery. Dr. Bui is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He accepts AARP, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University and a graduate of Beaumont Hospitals' residency program. Dr. Bui speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,130
  • Medicare Cost: $393
Dr. Jason Teen-Ho Wong, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 350
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Jason Wong is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Laguna Hills, CA. In Dr. Wong's practice, he is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong accepts. He attended the University of Saskatchewan College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Saskatchewan for residency. Dr. Wong (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French and Cantonese. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,360
  • Medicare Cost: $651
Dr. Daniel P Duggan, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23961 Calle De La Magdalena; Suite 229
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Duggan's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Duggan has indicated that his clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and ankle replacement. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. He honors Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Duggan obtained his medical school training at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at York Hospital and a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Karan J Singh, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
25200 La Paz Road; Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Karan Singh is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Singh completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). His clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Singh takes. Dr. Singh has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Josh Matthew Randall, MD
Specializes in Urology
25200 La Paz Road; Suite 200
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Josh Randall is an urologist in Mission Viejo, CA and Laguna Hills, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Randall focuses on minimally invasive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Randall accepts. Dr. Randall attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and New York Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Randall include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $363 - $1,447
  • Medicare Cost: $276 - $734

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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.