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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Spenler honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Spenler's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency.

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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 sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Lawndale, CA. His medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Frisancho include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before completing 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, Dr. Frisancho attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. 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. Dr. Frisancho welcomes new patients.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Newman average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Newman takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Rheuark obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Rheuark include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Rheuark's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi's specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has a special interest in gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mirhashemi average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Mirhashemi attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,225 - $8,250
  • Medicare Cost: $1,030 - $1,917
Dr. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Flechner speaks Hebrew. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flechner include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Flechner attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Flechner is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Matthew Phillip Ostrom, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2841 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Ostrom is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Ostrom is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Ostrom attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. Dr. Ostrom is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes 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 is a hand surgeon, foot and ankle surgeon, and orthopedic surgeon in Torrance, CA and Manhattan Beach, CA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ahn include carpal tunnel syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Ahn performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases.

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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 Obstetrics & Gynecology
1294 W 6th Street; Suite 105
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Maureen Mulvihill sees patients in San Pedro, CA. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Mulvihill highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, women's health issues, and hormone replacement therapy. She is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mulvihill's office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. She speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 607
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kay May Kwok is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Torrance, CA. She attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Kwok's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwok accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She 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 General Surgery
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 150
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mercedeh Baghai is a specialist in general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baghai graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. She is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Baghai has an open panel.

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

Dr. Shaun Chandran's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandran include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chandran is a graduate of New York Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Chandran trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Chandran is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Chandran's practice is open to new patients.

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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's area of specialization is pediatric urology. 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. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He has an open panel.

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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 areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in breast surgery, breast cancer, and liver cancer. Dr. Faynsod is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Faynsod accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Faynsod speaks 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, who practices in San Pedro, CA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and knee replacement. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. His practice is open to 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.