We found 56 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Beech Street PPO near Santa Ana, CA.

Dr. Fritz John Baumgartner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9930 Talbert Avenue
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Fritz Baumgartner is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Baumgartner has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baumgartner takes. In addition to English, Dr. Baumgartner speaks German. He is professionally affiliated with Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Peter Cary Leport, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Peter Leport is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Leport's clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Leport is rated highly by his patients. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leport accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Ann M. Francis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6400
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Francis' specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Francis's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Francis takes. Dr. Francis is open to new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Francis speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mir Baquar Ali, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Mir Ali is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ali is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Ali include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). Patient ratings for Dr. Ali average 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ali honors. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Ali is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Management, Da ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Avecilla Palafox, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
1310 West Stewart Drive 503
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Brian Palafox is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Palafox's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Palafox studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Palafox trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,425
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $925
Dr. Reginald G M Abraham, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
11100 Warner Avenue; Suite 258
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Reginald Abraham is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abraham's areas of expertise include the following: wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Abraham trained at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abraham (or staff) is conversant in French and Tamil. Dr. Abraham is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Wedge Resection, Esophageal Surgery, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric H Pham, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1140 West La Veta; Suite 760
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Eric Pham is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Orange, CA and Tustin, CA. In addition to English, Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Pham's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. After completing medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Pham average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Sami B Hamamji, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
1140 W La Veta Avenue; #760
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Sami Hamamji works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Orange, CA and Tustin, CA. He graduated from Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, post bariatric surgery, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. Dr. Hamamji's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Hamamji (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Laparoscopic Weight Loss Surgery, Post Bariatric Surgery, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $2,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $692
Dr. Jeffrey M Johnsrud, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
1140 W La Veta Avenue; #760
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Johnsrud specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Orange, CA and Tustin, CA. Dr. Johnsrud's areas of expertise include breast issues, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and hernia surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Johnsrud is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Issues, Hernia Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,031
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $705
Dr. Krishnansu Sujata Tewari, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1000 W. La Veta Avenue; 1st Floor
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Krishnansu Tewari is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Orange, CA and Long Beach, CA. Dr. Tewari has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include myomectomy (fibroid removal), gynecologic cancer, and sacrocolpopexy. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tewari accepts. Dr. Tewari graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include UC Irvine Health, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Sacrocolpopexy, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer, Da Vinci Surgery, Myomectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $5,133
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,120
Dr. Tam Huu Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; 2600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tam Le is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Fountain Valley, CA. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Le honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Le is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colectomy, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto A Mendivil, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1140 W La Veta Avenue; #560
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Alberto Mendivil practices gynecologic oncology in Pomona, CA, Orange, CA, and Newport Beach, CA. He has a special interest in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Mendivil is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mendivil honors. Dr. Mendivil's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mendivil trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Daniel Richard Reichner II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1310 W Stewart Drive; Suite 303
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Reichner specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Reichner's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. He graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Reichner completed a residency program at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Edward Bristow, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1000 W. La Veta Avenue; 1st Floor
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bristow specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Bristow has a special interest in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology; America's Top Doctors (Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Cancer), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; and Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Bristow's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Medical Center, and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Nina S Yoshpe, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
4050 Barranca Parkway; Suite 170
Irvine, CA
 

Dr. Nina Yoshpe's specialty is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Yoshpe is 4.0 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in sinuplasty. Dr. Yoshpe's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Before performing her residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Yoshpe attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Dr. Yoshpe has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors; Top Women Southern California Super Doctors; and Los Angeles Super Doctors. Dr. Yoshpe (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Sinuplasty

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 161
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nguyen Duy specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Duy's areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. Before performing his residency at Charleston Area Medical Center, Dr. Duy attended Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Duy is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Varicose Veins, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hemorrhoids

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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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