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Dr. Daniel Robert Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stephenson is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Stephenson include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Stephenson honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Stephenson has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Spine Problems

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

Dr. Michael Newman is a plastic surgery specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Newman's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newman 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 then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received professional recognition including the following: Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Super Doctors List. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Spenler is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spenler accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Spenler welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (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 a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Frisancho's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing 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 the University of Michigan Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Frisancho's hospital/clinic 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: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

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

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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Flechner include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Flechner has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Flechner's office for an appointment.

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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 works as a gynecologic oncologist in Newport Beach, CA and Torrance, CA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Mirhashemi's areas of expertise consist of gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is a graduate of 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 the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

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 specialist in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ostrom has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $4,958 - $6,864
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $461 - $875

Specializes in General Gynecology
1294 W 6th Street; Suite 105
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Maureen Mulvihill is a general gynecologist in San Pedro, CA. In her practice, Dr. Mulvihill focuses on minimally invasive surgery, women's health issues, and hormone replacement therapy. On average, patients gave Dr. Mulvihill a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport's residency program. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Mulvihill is 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 has an open panel.

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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 works as a general surgeon in Torrance, CA. Dr. Baghai's clinical interests include obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baghai takes. Before performing her residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Baghai attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Persian. Dr. Baghai's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,975 - $4,231
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521 - $631
Dr. Kay May Madeleine Kwok, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 607
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kay May Kwok is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Kwok attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Kwok is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kwok speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Shaun Chandran is an orthopedist in Torrance, CA, Hawthorne, CA, and San Pedro, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Chandran's hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Chandran trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chandran takes. 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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1350 West 6th Street; Suite 2
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Richard Smith is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Smith attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish.

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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.
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