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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Newport Beach, CA.

Dr. Charles Wallace Moniak, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
320 Superior Avenue; #230
Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Charles Moniak sees patients in Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Moniak attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). On average, patients gave Dr. Moniak a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moniak accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J. James Sundine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; #450
Costa Mesa, CA

Dr. Michael Sundine practices plastic surgery in Newport Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sundine's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sundine honors. He attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Sundine has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Down ... (Read more)

Dr. Thanh-Son Cao, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
496 Old Newport Boulevard; Suite 6
Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Sean Cao's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Cao has a special interest in pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and liver disease. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Cao graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cao (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Disease, Minimally ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
18111 Brookhurst; Suite 4450
Fountain Valley, CA

Dr. Jamie Kim is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. Her areas of expertise consist of robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patient reviews placed Dr. Kim at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic ... (Read more)

Richard Blake Viehe
Specializes in Podiatry
1303 Avocado Avenue; Suite 195
Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Richard Viehe specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and practices in Newport Beach, CA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Viehe takes. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Sports Injuries

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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.