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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 works as a plastic surgeon in Torrance, CA. These areas are among Dr. Spenler's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Before performing his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Dr. Spenler attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Spenler is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His 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. Dr. Frisancho 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. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Newman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Newman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic 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, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Newman studied medicine 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. Dr. Newman trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rheuark's areas of expertise include sleep disorders, obesity, and migraine. He 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, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients. 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. 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. Ramin Mirhashemi, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
23600 Telo Avenue 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Persian. His clinical interests encompass gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. Dr. Mirhashemi is 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. Dr. Mirhashemi's residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirhashemi accepts. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. He is accepting 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, who practices in Torrance, CA and San Francisco, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Flechner include urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. Dr. Flechner honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Flechner speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology, nuclear cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. Dr. Ostrom takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Ostrom welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,958 - $6,864
  • Medicare Cost: $461 - $875
Dr. Maureen Ellen Mulvihill, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1294 W 6th Street; Suite 105
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Maureen Mulvihill practices general obstetrics & gynecology in San Pedro, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Mulvihill average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mulvihill's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, women's health issues, and hormone replacement therapy. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. In addition to English, 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Anthony K Ahn, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2990 Lomita Boulevard; Suite B
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Anthony Ahn's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ahn include carpal tunnel syndrome. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahn takes. He graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then he performed his residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Dr. Ahn's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his 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
Dr. Mercedeh Baghai, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 150
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mercedeh Baghai is a general surgeon in Torrance, CA. She speaks Persian. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baghai include obesity, breast surgery, and robotic surgery. Dr. Baghai is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Baghai is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Torrance, CA. Dr. Kwok is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Patient ratings for Dr. Kwok average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwok honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Kwok 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)

Dr. Shaun E Chandran, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1360 W. 6th Street; Suite 305
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Shaun Chandran's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending New York Medical College for medical school, Dr. Chandran completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee replacement, and carpal tunnel syndrome. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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. His 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

Dr. Asghar Askari, MD
Specializes in Other, Pediatric Urology
1360 W. Sixth St. 160
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Asghar Askari is a pediatric urologist. Dr. Askari honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He attended The National University of Iran and Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's Hospital & Health Network, Pennsylvania and Washington Hospital Center for residency. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Askari 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 practice 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 specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Faynsod is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of breast surgery, breast cancer, and liver cancer. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Faynsod is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Faynsod honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as an orthopedist in San Pedro, CA. Dr. Smith is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. Dr. Smith is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Smith's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He 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.