We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Westminster, CA.

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

Dr. Peter Leport's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He obtained his medical school training at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leport include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients gave Dr. Leport an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leport is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His 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. Kelly Ann M. Francis, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Francis, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Francis's areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Dr. Francis has an open panel. She graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. In addition to English, 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Ali is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Ali is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following foreign 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. 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. Dr. Le's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. Dr. Le speaks 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. Daniel Terah Stein, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 311
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stein is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Stein's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with 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: Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 63
  • Charge (avg.): $503 - $967
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $174 - $622
Dr. Imad Aldeen Muhammad Shbeeb, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
10931 Cherry Street; Suite 200
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Imad-Aldeen Shbeeb is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Shbeeb has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, colectomy (colon resection), and anal cancer. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Charleston Area Medical Center, Dr. Shbeeb attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shbeeb (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Diverticular Disease, Colectomy, Anal Cancer, Colon Problems, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Kelly, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11190 Warner Avenue; Suite 300
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. John Kelly, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Kelly's clinical interests: knee problems, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Dr. Kelly's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare HMO, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Kelly (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Kelly is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports Injuries, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan E Perley, MD
Specializes in Urology
10941 Bloomfield Avenue; Suite A
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Perley is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patients gave Dr. Perley an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $855
Dr. Thuy T Le, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Thuy Le is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Le (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Le trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500 - $2,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $553 - $949

Specializes in General Surgery
9940 Talbert Avenue; Suite 202
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sean Cao specializes in general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Cao highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and liver disease. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cao honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Cao attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Cao (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Cao's hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Hepatobiliary Surgery, Liver Disease, Minimally ... (Read more)

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
9186 Bolsa Avenue
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Quach works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Westminster, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: cervicitis, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Quach is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at White Memorial Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Quach average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Quach is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cystocele, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Cervicitis, Endometrial Cancer, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 402
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Inglewood, CA, Downey, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA. These areas are among Dr. Aynehchi's clinical interests: partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of New York Medical College. Dr. Aynehchi's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. In addition to English, he speaks Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Partial Nephrectomy, Kidney Stones, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Cancer

Dr. Peter Simon Birnbaum, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3010 W Orange Avenue; Suite 507
Anaheim, CA
 

Dr. Peter Birnbaum is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA. Before performing his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center, Dr. Birnbaum attended Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific for medical school. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Birnbaum honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16401 Magnolia Street; Suite 108
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Khiem Dao specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Dao attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
8915 Westminster Avenue
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Tang works as an urologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Tang a rating of 1.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in prostate procedures. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Tang speaks Vietnamese.

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Clinical Interests: Prostate Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 41
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $734

Specializes in General Surgery
18255 Brookhurst Street; Suite 100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Thang Nguyen practices general surgery in Fountain Valley, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He has a special interest in gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. Dr. Nguyen is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Nguyen average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more.

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

All Interests: Colectomy, Da Vinci Surgery, Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gallbladder Removal 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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