We found 37 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Beech Street PPO near Santa Ana, CA.

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

Dr. Brian Palafox is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Palafox graduated from the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Palafox completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. Dr. Palafox has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,425
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $925
Dr. Eric H Pham, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1140 West La Veta; Suite 760
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Eric Pham specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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 B Hamamji, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
1140 W La Veta Avenue; #760
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Sami Hamamji is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Hamamji is 4.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Hamamji's practice, he is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery, post bariatric surgery, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, CIGNA Plans, and more. He attended medical school at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Hamamji (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and French. He is 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Johnsrud's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: breast issues, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and hernia surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Community Care Network (CCN), and more. Dr. Johnsrud's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Tewari attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. Dr. Tewari's areas of expertise include myomectomy (fibroid removal), gynecologic cancer, and sacrocolpopexy. The average patient rating for Dr. Tewari is 4.5 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tewari takes. 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. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Health, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tewari 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. Robert Edward Bristow, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1000 W. La Veta Avenue; 1st Floor
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Robert Bristow is a gynecologic oncologist. His areas of expertise include the following: robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery and minimally invasive gynecologic surgery. Dr. Bristow is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. 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 is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bristow is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology; America's Top Doctors (Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Cancer), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.; and Southern California Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Daniel Reichner works as a plastic surgeon in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with 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 Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Reichner performed his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Reichner's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. 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. Michael Finnegan Shepard, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
280 S Main Street; Suite 200
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Michael Shepard is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: elbow reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and knee injury. Dr. Shepard's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Shepard trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for his residency. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Alberto Mendivil's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Mendivil has a special interest in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Mendivil obtained his medical school training at the University of Utah School of Medicine and performed his residency 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. Ivan Marlow Turpin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1310 West Stewart Drive 610
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Ivan Turpin specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Orange, CA. Dr. Turpin's areas of expertise 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 attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Utah School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Turpin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott P Fischer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
280 S Main Street; Suite 200
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Scott Fischer specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a special interest in shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Fischer is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Fischer average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fischer has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $1,848 - $3,186
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $186 - $1,200
Dr. Jay H Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1140 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 640
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Jay Lee's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Orange, CA. Dr. Lee takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He is a graduate of the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and a graduate of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $858 - $1,720
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $473 - $886
Dr. John Anthony Schlechter, DO
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 W. La Veta Avenue; Building: Choc Clinic
Orange, CA
 

Dr. John Schlechter is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before completing his residency at Riverside County Regional Medical Center, Dr. Schlechter attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Schlechter takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Myron Ross Kanofsky, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1010 W La Veta Avenue; Suite 775
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Myron Kanofsky is a physician who specializes in general gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kanofsky include gynecological problems, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Kanofsky's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana ChoiceCare Network, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Kanofsky's medical residency was performed at Penn State Hershey Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Menopause, Infertility, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Contraception, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Thang Dinh, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
280 S Main Street; Suite #200
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Paul Dinh is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a special interest in hand problems, wrist problems, and orthopedic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dinh graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Dinh (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Dinh's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Hand Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $1,481
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $542
Dr. Eric W Lee, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1310 West Stewart Drive 510
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Eric Lee's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, MAKOplasty, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (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.
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