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

Dr. Charles Spenler is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Spenler's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Spenler's office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Newman is a plastic surgeon. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Community Hospital Long Beach. 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 subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Newman include: Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Super Doctors List. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Juan Frisancho practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. 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. 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is open to 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. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner sees patients in Torrance, CA and San Francisco, CA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He speaks Hebrew. His areas of expertise consist of urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. Dr. Flechner's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Flechner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for his residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He 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, who practices in Newport Beach, CA and Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Persian. In Dr. Mirhashemi's practice, he is particularly interested in gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mirhashemi completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Patients rated Dr. Mirhashemi highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Mirhashemi has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Torrance, CA. His professional affiliations include 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. Ostrom honors. He is open to new patients. Dr. Ostrom is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars.

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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 specialist in general gynecology. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport's residency program. In her practice, Dr. Mulvihill focuses on minimally invasive surgery, women's health issues, and hormone replacement therapy. Dr. Mulvihill's average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. 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. Dr. Mulvihill is open to new patients.

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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. Her areas of expertise consist of obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Baghai is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine, Dr. Baghai completed her residency training at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, she speaks 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,975 - $4,231
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521 - $631

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

Dr. Kay May Kwok, who practices in Torrance, CA, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Kwok is 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Kwok is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Kwok welcomes new patients. She graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Kwok speaks Spanish.

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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 orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Torrance, CA, Hawthorne, CA, and San Pedro, CA. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. 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. Dr. Chandran is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at 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.

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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 W. 6th Street; Suite 2
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Richard Smith's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Smith is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and knee replacement. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Smith attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. 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.
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