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We found 57 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Beech Street PPO near Santa Ana, CA.

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 surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. His clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Leport average 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Leport takes. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Leport (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP).

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

Dr. Fritz Baumgartner's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. In his practice, Dr. Baumgartner focuses on minimally invasive surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. Dr. Baumgartner obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is conversant in German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Kelly Ann M. Francis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 6400
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Francis specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Francis attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Francis include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Francis honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She is open to new patients.

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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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Ali is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Ali performed his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He 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 practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Orange, CA. Dr. Palafox has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medi-Cal, and more. He is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Palafox's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,425
  • Medicare Cost: $925
Dr. Eric H Pham, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1140 West La Veta; Suite 760
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Eric Pham is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Pham's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pham honors. Dr. Pham obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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 Boutros 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. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery, post bariatric surgery, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. Dr. Hamamji's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Hamamji attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. In addition to English, Dr. Hamamji (or staff) speaks Arabic and French.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400
  • Medicare Cost: $692
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's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abraham's clinical interests include wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. Dr. Abraham is professionally 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. Jeffrey M Johnsrud, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
1140 W La Veta Avenue; #760
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Johnsrud is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Orange, CA and Tustin, CA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnsrud's areas of expertise include the following: breast issues, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and hernia surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,031
  • Medicare Cost: $705
Dr. Krishnansu Sujata Tewari, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1000 W. La Veta Avenue; 1st Floor
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Krishnansu Tewari practices surgery and gynecologic oncology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include myomectomy (fibroid removal), gynecologic cancer, and sacrocolpopexy. Dr. Tewari's professional affiliations include UC Irvine Health, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tewari takes. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,133
  • Medicare Cost: $1,120
Dr. Alberto A Mendivil, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1140 W La Veta Avenue; #560
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Alberto Mendivil, who practices in Pomona, CA, Orange, CA, and Newport Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. In addition to English, Dr. Mendivil speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendivil include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He graduated from the University of Utah School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mendivil welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Bristow is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bristow average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bristow is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology; America's Top Doctors (Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Cancer), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; and Southern California Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Tam Huu Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; 2600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tam Le's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. These areas are among Dr. Le's clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Le is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Le's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,700
  • Medicare Cost: $663
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 161
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Nguyen Duy's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duy is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy and a graduate of Charleston Area Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, he speaks 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

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

Dr. Daniel Reichner is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Reichner's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Reichner include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Reichner performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Thomas Chappell, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
213 E City Place Drive
Santa Ana, CA
 

Dr. Edward Chappell's specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in La Mirada, CA and Santa Ana, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: back pain, minimally invasive surgery, and stereotactic radiosurgery. Dr. Chappell is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Chappell obtained his medical school training at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Brachytherapy, Cranial Surgery, Back Problems, Lower ... (Read more)

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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.