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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 is a Newport Beach, CA physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moniak include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Moniak has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Moniak trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Moniak speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sundine include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. Dr. Sundine attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Sundine is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in General Surgery
496 Old Newport Boulevard; Suite 6
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Sean Cao's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Cao's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cao include pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and liver disease. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. Dr. Cao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks 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, Robotic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Viehe is a foot doctor. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. Dr. Viehe is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Viehe honors. He speaks Spanish.

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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.