We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net near Downey, CA.

Dr Justin David Braverman MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
Average rating 4.27 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
12462 Putnam Street; #500
Whittier, CA

Dr. Justin Braverman, who practices in Whittier, CA and Newport Beach, CA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Braverman's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery and weight loss. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery

All Interests: Weight Loss, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $7,227
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,402
Charles H Alexander MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (10 ratings)
6758 Passons Boulevard
Pico Rivera, CA

Dr. Charles Alexander's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Alexander's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and residency at White Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Alexander is professionally affiliated with Pacific Alliance Medical Center (PAMC) and Adventist Health System. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Alexander's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscop ... (Read more)

Dr Joel Douglas Epstein MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
3650 E South Street; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA

Dr. Joel Epstein is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Epstein include sleep study, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and asthma. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical College of Georgia. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for his residency. Dr. Epstein speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Sleep Study, Asthma

Murtaza Rizvi MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
8555 Florence Avenue
Downey, CA

Dr. Murtaza Rizvi specializes in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery and practices in Studio City, CA, Pasadena, CA, and Downey, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Rizvi include eyelid surgery, chin augmentation, and dermabrasion. Dr. Rizvi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Huntington Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Adventist Health System. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rizvi is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Maryland General Hospital, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. In addition to English, Dr. Rizvi speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , Endoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fille ... (Read more)

Andrew Hsiao MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Average rating 3.12 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
12462 Putnam Street; #402
Whittier, CA

Dr. Andrew Hsiao works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Before performing his residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, Dr. Hsiao attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Hsiao takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Hsiao is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Arthritis, Hip Surgery, Trauma

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
Average rating 3.0 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
12462 Putnam Street; #200
Whittier, CA

Dr. Dennis Sargent is a vascular surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sargent graduated from Boston University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Sargent speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $973
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $670
Dr Arthur Franklin Gelb MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
Average rating 2.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
3650 E South Street; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA

Dr. Arthur Gelb specializes in adult pulmonology and practices in Lakewood, CA. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. Dr. Gelb's clinical interests include sleep study, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and sleep apnea. His professional affiliations include Long Beach Memorial Medical Center and PIH Health. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital, Chicago and Kings County Hospital Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Gelb at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Study, Respiratory Failure

Dr Neil Elliot Klein MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.27 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
12462 Putnam Street; #501
Whittier, CA

Dr. Neil Klein is a specialist in plastic surgery. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Klein include eyelid surgery, facelift, and thigh lift (thighplasty). Dr. Klein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Klein performed his residency at Hahnemann University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Los Angeles Super Doctors. He is affiliated with PIH Health.

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Relevant Interests: , Laser Liposuction

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast Reduction ... (Read more)

Mr Ramy Nabil Elias MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 3.18 stars out of 5 (15 ratings)
5750 Downey Avenue; Suite 308
Lakewood, CA

Dr. Ramy Elias is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Lakewood, CA. His clinical interests include open reduction and internal fixation for wrist fracture, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and elbow pain. Dr. Elias's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Elias (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Elias is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Knee Sprain, Shoulder Dislocation, Shoulder Pa ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 2.79 stars out of 5 (11 ratings)
6712 Friends Avenue
Whittier, CA

Dr. Hose Kim specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Kim (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. Dr. Kim's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hand problems. He is affiliated with PIH Health. He attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Kim an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Arthroscopic Surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscop ... (Read more)

Suzanne M Quardt MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.17 stars out of 5 (21 ratings)
7601 Imperial Highway
Downey, CA

Dr. Suzanne Quardt works as a plastic surgeon in Downey, CA and Rancho Mirage, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Quardt include kybella injection, coolsculpting, and mini tummy tuck. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. She attended UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Southern California Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Quardt is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Eisenhower Medical Center. Dr. Quardt is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laser Liposuction, SmartLipo, Tumescent Liposuction, Mini Facelift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Nipple Su ... (Read more)

Dr Hyuk Marcus Lee MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
Average rating 3.54 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
10230 E Artesia Boulevard; Suite 303
Bellflower, CA

Dr. Hyuk Lee works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Bellflower, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee's areas of expertise include the following: myomectomy (fibroid removal), endometriosis resection, and da vinci surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from The Catholic University of Korea, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Lee (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Korean.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery

All Interests: Myomectomy, Endometriosis Resection, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery

Anantjit Singh MPH MD FACC
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 3.75 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
11544 Downey Avenue
Downey, CA

Dr. Anantjit Singh's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, Dr. Singh (or staff) speaks Hindi and Punjabi. His professional affiliations include Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, and PIH Health. After attending Maulana Azad Medical College for medical school, Dr. Singh completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $905
Dr Jonathan E Perley MD
Specializes in Urology
Average rating 2.75 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
433 North 4th Street; Suite 205
Montebello, CA

Dr. Jonathan Perley, who practices in Lakewood, CA, Norwalk, CA, and Montebello, CA, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. 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. Dr. Perley speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Long Beach Memorial 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

Specializes in General Surgery
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
7957 Painter Avenue; Suite 102
Whittier, CA

Dr. Kennith Thompson is a general surgeon. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Thompson average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Thompson speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,723
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $685
Dr James Kuo MD
Specializes in Diagnostic Radiology
12393 Washington Boulevard
Whittier, CA

Dr. James Kuo's specialty is diagnostic radiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in breast imaging. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. Dr. Kuo attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with PIH Health.

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Clinical Interests: Breast Imaging

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,450
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $194
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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:
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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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