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We found 17 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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon 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). He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leport completed a residency program at Kings County Hospital Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to 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 5600
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Kelly Francis' areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Francis include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Francis is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). Dr. Francis takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. 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 sees patients in Fountain Valley, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Ali's residency was performed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and National Naval Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). The average patient rating for Dr. Ali is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. Dr. Le's clinical interests include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Le's professional affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He 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
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. Dr. Stein is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Stein's medical residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Stein (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $503 - $967
  • Medicare Cost: $174 - $622
Dr. Thanh-Son Cao, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9940 Talbert Avenue; Suite 202
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Sean Cao's area of specialization is general surgery. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Dr. Cao's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cao include pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and liver disease. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cao at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant. Dr. Cao (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Cao is professionally 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. 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; he sees patients in Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Shbeeb (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, colectomy (colon resection), and inflammatory bowel disease. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Los Alamitos Medical Center. Dr. Shbeeb graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Charleston Area Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Thang Nguyen's area of specialization is general surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. Dr. Nguyen takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen attended Ross University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally 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
Dr. Jonathan E Perley, MD
Specializes in Urology
10941 Bloomfield Avenue; Suite A
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Jonathan Perley is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Perley average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Perley takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Before completing 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, Dr. Perley attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Perley's hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Los Alamitos Medical Center, and PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $855
Dr. Thomas Tri Quach, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
9186 Bolsa Avenue
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Quach practices obstetrics and gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: cervicitis, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Quach is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Quach is conversant in 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)

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi, MD
Specializes in Urology
3801 Katella Avenue; Suite 402
Los Alamitos, CA
 

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi works as an urologist in Inglewood, CA, Downey, CA, and Los Alamitos, CA. His areas of clinical interest consist of partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College, Dr. Aynehchi attended New York Medical College for medical school. Dr. Aynehchi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Persian. He is affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and hand surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birnbaum include hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. On average, patients gave Dr. Birnbaum a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Dao (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dao include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Dao is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. After attending Creighton University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dao accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Urology
8915 Westminster Avenue
Garden Grove, CA
 

Dr. Khoi Tang is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. In Dr. Tang's practice, he is particularly interested in prostate procedures. His average rating from his patients is 1.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with MemorialCare Health System.

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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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Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
11180 Warner Avenue; Suite 459
Fountain Valley, CA
 

Dr. Tam Bui works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bui include thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and parathyroid disease. Dr. Bui is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Bui accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute, Dr. Bui attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Bui (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Vietnamese, and French.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sinuplasty, Parathyroid Disease

Dr. Kevin Khai Tuan Tieu, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
10301 Bolsa Avenue; 107
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Kevin Tieu practices obstetrics and gynecology in Westminster, CA and Fountain Valley, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: myomectomy (fibroid removal), sacrocolpopexy, and endometrial ablation. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tieu takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Tieu attended Penn State College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Tieu (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Myomectomy, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive ... (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.