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

Mr. Charles Wallace Moniak MD
Specializes in Gynecology, Obstetrics
320 superior Avenue; #230
newport beach, CA

Dr. Charles Moniak's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Moniak's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Moniak speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Moniak has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Da Vinci Robotic Surgery, Endometriosis, Hysterectomy, Myomectomy, Sacrocolpopexy, SOCAL Robotics, ... (Read more)

Sean T Cao MD
Specializes in General Surgery
496 Old Newport Boulevard; Suite 6
Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Sean Cao sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Cao has indicated that his clinical interests include pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and liver disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Cao average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Cao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Cao is professionally 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/Transfusion Free Med, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Disorders, Pancreas Disorders, ... (Read more)

Michael James Sundine MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; #450
Costa Mesa, CA
(949) 706-3100

Dr. Michael Sundine is a plastic surgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sundine include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Sundine has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Technique, Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin, Facial Implants, Chemical Peels, IPL, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Gynecology, Obstetrics
18111 Brookhurst; Suite 4450
Fountain Valley, CA
(714) 848-2383

Dr. Jamie Kim is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Dr. Kim's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. She is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Kim takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish.

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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, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Blake Viehe DPM
Specializes in Podiatry (Foot & Ankle Medicine)
1303 Avocado Avenue; Suite 195
Newport Beach, CA
(949) 760-6907

Dr. Richard Viehe specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and practices in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Viehe's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Injuries, Arthroscopy, Diabetic Foot Care, Foot & Ankle Surgery


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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.