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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 surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. He trained at Kings County Hospital Center for his residency. Dr. Leport's areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Leport is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Leport's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Baumgartner's professional affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal. 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 is conversant in German.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Francis's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Clinical interests for Dr. Francis include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Francis speaks Spanish. Dr. Francis is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Her practice 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 surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Ali (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Ali's clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ali is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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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 physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He attended medical school at 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. Dr. Palafox's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Pham is especially interested in 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 honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pham attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Loma Linda University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Pham (or staff) speaks 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. 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 specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Abraham include wedge resection, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Abraham is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine and St. George's University School of Medicine, Dr. Abraham performed his residency at Sound Shore Medical Center and Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Abraham (or staff) speaks the following languages: French and Tamil.

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

Dr. Sami Hamamji is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Orange, CA and Tustin, CA. Dr. Hamamji (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He has a special interest in gastric bypass surgery, post bariatric surgery, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He studied medicine at Saint Joseph University of Beirut. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal for residency. Dr. Hamamji has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hamamji takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and CIGNA Plans.

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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. 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. The average patient rating for Dr. Johnsrud is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Johnsrud include breast issues, biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and hernia surgery. Dr. Johnsrud is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Dr. Johnsrud is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN), as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

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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. He attended the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tewari include myomectomy (fibroid removal), gynecologic cancer, and sacrocolpopexy. Patient ratings for Dr. Tewari average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tewari accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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. Dr. Tewari welcomes new patients.

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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 practices gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mendivil include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Mendivil honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Utah School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mendivil is professionally affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. He is open to 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 sees patients in Costa Mesa, CA, Orange, CA, and Long Beach, CA. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. He has a special interest in robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Bristow's professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, UC Irvine Medical Center, and Los Alamitos Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bristow completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bristow 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

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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Le speaks Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Le completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Le's 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)

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 specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among Dr. Duy's clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and varicose veins. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He is a graduate of Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Duy's medical residency was performed at Charleston Area Medical Center. He speaks 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. Zafar Saleem Khan, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; #311
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Zafar Khan's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and spinal cord injuries. Dr. Khan accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Khan's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, French, and Hindi. Dr. Khan'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: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Spinal Pain, Shoulder Surgery, Back Problems, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric W Lee, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1310 West Stewart Drive 510
Orange, CA
 

Dr. Eric Lee works as an orthopedist in Orange, CA. Dr. Lee graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.