We found 5 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's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Sundine's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, Dr. Sundine completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His distinctions 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's areas of specialization are obstetrics and gynecology; he sees patients in Newport Beach, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Moniak include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and myomectomy (fibroid removal). Dr. Moniak's 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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moniak is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Sean Cao specializes in general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Cao highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and liver disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cao honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Cao attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Cao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Cao's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Jamie Kim sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. Her medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kim has a special interest in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery and laparoscopic surgery. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in 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's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. Dr. Viehe is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as 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: 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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