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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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Leport honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Leport trained at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. His professional 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' areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. She attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Francis trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Francis accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Francis 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ali include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). Patients rated Dr. Ali highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center, Dr. Ali attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ali (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Dr. Ali 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. Tam Huu Le, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18111 Brookhurst Street; 2600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tam Le works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. Dr. Le's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Le honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He has an open panel. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He speaks Vietnamese.

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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
Dr. Thuy T Le, MD
Specializes in Other, Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
18111 Brookhurst Street; Suite 5100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Thuy Le's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Le is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medi-Cal, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, Dr. Le attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Le (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Le is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500 - $2,800
  • Medicare Cost: $553 - $949
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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Shbeeb's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, colectomy (colon resection), and anal cancer. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shbeeb completed a residency program at Charleston Area Medical Center. Dr. Shbeeb (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Shbeeb's professional affiliations include 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. Daniel Terah Stein, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
11160 Warner Avenue; Suite 311
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stein practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Stein completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Stein include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Stein highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Stein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Stein is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $503 - $967
  • Medicare Cost: $174 - $622
Dr. Jonathan E Perley, MD
Specializes in Urology
10941 Bloomfield Avenue; Suite A
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Perley is an urologist in Lakewood, CA, Norwalk, CA, and Montebello, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perley is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perley accepts. After completing medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Perley performed his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $855
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Specializes in General Surgery
9940 Talbert Avenue; Suite 202
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sean Cao is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Cao has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Cao include pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and liver disease. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. He attended SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Cao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Cao is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. John Kelly's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Fountain Valley, CA. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, hip replacement, and knee replacement. Dr. Kelly has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. TriWest, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly takes. Dr. Kelly (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Kelly welcomes 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $605 - $1,192
  • Medicare Cost: $127 - $534
Dr. Thomas Tri Quach, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
9186 Bolsa Avenue
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Quach is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Westminster, CA. Before completing his residency at White Memorial Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Quach attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: cervicitis, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Quach speaks Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. Dr. Aynehchi's clinical interests include partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Los Alamitos Medical Center, PIH Health, and Lakewood Regional Medical Center.

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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 physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and performed his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Birnbaum include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. Dr. Birnbaum's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital - Orange, CA.

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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)

Dr. Khiem D Dao, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
16401 Magnolia Street; Suite 108
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Khiem Dao is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Dao's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. After completing medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Thang Dinh Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
18255 Brookhurst Street; Suite 100
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Thang Nguyen's specialty is general surgery. 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. He has a special interest in gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and more. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,482
  • Medicare Cost: $654
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Specializes in Urology
8915 Westminster Avenue
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Tang specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Tang is conversant in Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Tang include prostate procedures. He is affiliated with MemorialCare Health System. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He is rated 1.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tang takes.

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Clinical Interests: Prostate Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $734

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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.