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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Community Care Network near San Pedro, CA.

Dr. Charles William Spenler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Charles Spenler practices plastic surgery in Torrance, CA. Dr. Spenler's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Spenler trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1360 W. 6th St. 305
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in San Pedro, CA, Los Angeles, CA, and Lawndale, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Frisancho include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frisancho takes. Dr. Frisancho graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School and then he performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Frisancho's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman works as a plastic surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Newman is open to new patients. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Dr. Newman's distinctions include: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daryl Robert Rheuark, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
24520 Hawthorne Blvd. 240
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daryl Rheuark practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Torrance, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rheuark include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. Dr. Rheuark is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Rheuark is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Headache, Nutrition Issues, Sleep Disorders, Holistic Approaches, Allergies, Osteopathic Medicine, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $400
  • Medicare Cost: $369
Dr. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Flechner attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His areas of expertise consist of urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flechner has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
23600 Telo Avenue 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi is a gynecologic oncology specialist. Dr. Mirhashemi has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Mirhashemi graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mirhashemi trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500 - $8,250
  • Medicare Cost: $564 - $1,917
Dr. Matthew Phillip Ostrom, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2841 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Ostrom's specialties are adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Ostrom attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Ostrom is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,958 - $6,864
  • Medicare Cost: $461 - $875
Dr. Anthony K Ahn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2990 Lomita Boulevard; Suite B
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Ahn works as a hand surgeon, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Ahn attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. He completed his residency training at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahn include carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ahn's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,842
  • Medicare Cost: $466
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Specializes in General Gynecology
1294 W 6th Street; Suite 105
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Maureen Mulvihill's area of specialization is general gynecology. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, women's health issues, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Mulvihill's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mulvihill takes. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. In addition to English, Dr. Mulvihill speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Women's Health Issues

Dr. Mercedeh Baghai, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 150
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mercedeh Baghai is a medical specialist in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Baghai include obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Baghai is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baghai honors. She welcomes new patients. She attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Baghai is conversant in Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,975 - $4,231
  • Medicare Cost: $521 - $631
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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 607
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kay May Kwok specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Torrance, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kwok include minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kwok is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kwok is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1360 W. 6th Street; Suite 305
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Shaun Chandran's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. His training includes residency programs at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Chandran has a special interest in hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chandran's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, MAKOplasty

All Interests: MAKOplasty, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

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Specializes in Other, Pediatric Urology
1360 W. Sixth St. 160
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Asghar Askari practices pediatric urology in San Pedro, CA. Dr. Askari is conversant in Persian. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His education and training includes medical school at The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania and Washington Hospital Center. Dr. Askari takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,535
  • Medicare Cost: $712
Dr. Moshe Faynsod, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
1360 W 6th Street; Suite 315
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Moshe Faynsod's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Faynsod include breast surgery, breast cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. Faynsod is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Faynsod is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Surgery, Liver Cancer, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Breast Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,155
  • Medicare Cost: $685
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1350 W. 6th Street; Suite 2
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Richard Smith is an orthopedist in San Pedro, CA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Smith include hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and knee replacement. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith obtained his medical school training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

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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.