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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Fountain Valley, CA. After attending SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Leport completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. His areas of expertise include sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leport is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Leport (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Dr. Francis speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Francis include minimally invasive surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. She is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. The average patient rating for Dr. Francis is 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. 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, who practices in Fountain Valley, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ali (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Ali include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and colectomy (colon resection). He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. 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. Patients rated Dr. Ali highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield.

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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 medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Le include rectal cancer, colon cancer, and colectomy (colon resection). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Le is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. John Kelly is a Fountain Valley, CA physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kelly (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic ... (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 works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Fountain Valley, CA. Patient ratings for Dr. Stein average 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stein include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Stein is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He obtained his medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Stein (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Stein's professional 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: 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 specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Los Alamitos, CA. Dr. Shbeeb's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include diverticular disease, colectomy (colon resection), and anal cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach. Dr. Shbeeb is an in-network provider for Blue Shield, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Medicare insurance. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Charleston Area Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shbeeb (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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

Dr. Thuy Le's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Le is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Before performing her residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital, Whittier, Dr. Le attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Le (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Le's hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). She has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of pancreas problems, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and liver disease. Dr. Cao is professionally affiliated with Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. 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.

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

Dr. Jonathan Perley's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete 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 is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Perley speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach 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

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
9186 Bolsa Avenue
Westminster, CA
 

Dr. Thomas Quach works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Westminster, CA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include cervicitis, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Quach takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at White Memorial Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. Dr. Quach speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally 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. 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 pediatric orthopedist and hand surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, knee replacement, and sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Birnbaum accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. After completing medical school at Western University of Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, he performed his residency at Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Birnbaum's professional 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)

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. These areas are among Dr. Dao's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Dr. Dao (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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

Dr. Tam Bui's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bui include thyroid problems, sinuplasty, and parathyroid disease. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a graduate of Manhattan Eye, Ear & Throat Institute's residency program. Dr. Bui (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, Vietnamese, and French. He is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Sinuplasty, Parathyroid Disease

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

Dr. Shahrad Aynehchi specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: partial nephrectomy, cancer, and kidney stones. He is affiliated with PIH Health. Dr. Aynehchi takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. After completing medical school at New York Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with New York Medical College. 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

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

Dr. Thang Nguyen is a general surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Nguyen average 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), colectomy (colon resection), and hernia. He is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Nguyen attended Ross University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He speaks Vietnamese.

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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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