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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 physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Moniak trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Moniak's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Moniak's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to 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. Thanh-Son Cao, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
496 Old Newport Boulevard; Suite 6
Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Sean Cao, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA and Newport Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Cao (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. In Dr. Cao's practice, he is particularly interested in pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and liver disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Cao is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for his residency. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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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)

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

Dr. Michael Sundine sees patients in Newport Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sundine include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sundine honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Sundine has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Jamie Kim is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed her residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She has indicated that her clinical interests include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Kim has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kim is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kim (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. She is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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 practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). Dr. Viehe has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.