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We found 59 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 works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Los Alamitos, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Fountain Valley, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baumgartner include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Baumgartner accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. Peter Cary Leport, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Peter Leport specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Leport is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Leport attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave Dr. Francis an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Francis is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for her residency. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Francis's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She is accepting 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Fountain Valley, CA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ali's areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

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

Dr. Eric Pham sees patients in Orange, CA and Tustin, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Pham's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is especially interested in laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His 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: , 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamamji include gastric bypass surgery, post bariatric surgery, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. Dr. Hamamji's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. Dr. Hamamji (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and French. 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: , 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. 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. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Palafox studied medicine at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Palafox honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,425
  • Medicare Cost: $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 surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon 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. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abraham honors. Dr. Abraham graduated from Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine. He trained at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks French and Tamil. He 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: breast issues, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and hernia surgery. Dr. Johnsrud honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN). He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. His 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: , 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's specialty is gynecologic oncology. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tewari include myomectomy (fibroid removal), gynecologic cancer, and sacrocolpopexy. Dr. Tewari's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tewari honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics and Gynecology. He is affiliated with UC Irvine Health, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Tewari is accepting 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

  • 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 is a gynecologic oncologist. His clinical interests encompass robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Mendivil's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, Dr. Mendivil speaks 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's specialty is plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Reichner average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Reichner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Washington School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield. Dr. Reichner is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Bristow's specialty is gynecologic oncology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Medical Center, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Dr. Bristow attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Bristow is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bristow include: 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

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 specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Le's areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Le's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Le's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Duy attended medical school at Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. His residency was performed at Charleston Area Medical Center. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Duy takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is 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. Thuy T Le, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
18111 Brookhurst Street; #5100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Thuy Le is a Fountain Valley, CA physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Dr. Le completed her residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier. She accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Le is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $553 - $949

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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.