We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Newport Beach, CA.

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Sundine is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sundine completed residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Sundine include: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA, and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Moniak is a specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. He works in Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Moniak is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Moniak has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for AARP, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Sean Cao is a specialist in general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and liver disease. Dr. Cao is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Cao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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)

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

Dr. Jamie Kim is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. She attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Her average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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)

Dr. Arthur I Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
1441 Avocado Avenue; Suite 608
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arthur Goldstein works as a perinatologist in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. He is especially interested in amniocentesis, diabetes, and colposcopy. Dr. Goldstein's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diabetes, High Risk Pregnancy, Amniocentesis

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

Dr. Richard Viehe practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Viehe has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Viehe 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.
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