We found 76 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Laguna Beach, CA.

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Dr. Ledford Lee Powell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 630
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Ledford Powell sees patients in Laguna Hills, CA and Newport Beach, CA. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Dr. Powell honors Blue Shield, Medicaid Managed Care, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA), and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. David J Perkowski, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
24111 Health Center Drive; Suite 680
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. David Perkowski's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Perkowski include minimally invasive surgery and beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery. Dr. Perkowski is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Perkowski's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saddleback Memorial Medical Center and MemorialCare Medical Group.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery

Dr. Larry Steven Nichter, MS, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1441 Avocado Avenue 808
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Larry Nichter is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Nichter's areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA) and Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children's). He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The average patient rating for Dr. Nichter is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Shield and Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Nichter include: Southern California Super Doctors; Southern California Super Doctors 2008; and Top Doctors Peer Review Award, multiple yrs.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, Lifestyle Lift, MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Arian S Mowlavi-Cosmetic Plastic Surgery Institute, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
32406 S. Coast Highway
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Dr. Arian Mowlavi sees patients in Newport Beach, CA and Laguna Beach, CA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mowlavi include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Mowlavi is affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Mowlavi trained at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Gaspar Anastasi Award. Mowlavi A, Massouem S, Neumeister MW; Professional Recognition: Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society; and Phi Betta Kappa, RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, Dr. Mowlavi (or staff) speaks Persian and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , Lifestyle Lift, mini facelift, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Rajiv Ramesh Rathod, MBA, MD
Specializes in Vitreoretinal Diseases
23521 Paseo De Valencia.; Suite 309
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Rajiv Rathod practices vitreoretinal diseases (retina and vitreous). His areas of expertise include macular degeneration, minimally invasive surgery, and macular hole. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Rathod accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Secure Horizons. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Rathod graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis. Dr. Rathod (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Korean, and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Retinopathy of Prematurity, Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Macular Hole, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Gillman, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
31862 Coast Highway 400
Laguna Beach, CA
 

Dr. Michael Gillman's specialties are foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gillman trained at Tufts Medical Center. Dr. Gillman's clinical interests include orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Gillman average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and Health Net, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gillman is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA) and CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Leslie M Randall, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Leslie Randall is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Randall include robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. Dr. Randall is professionally affiliated with Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Randall attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for her residency. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. She has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and AACR/ASCO Workshop: Methods in Clinical Cancer Research.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Ovarian Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hyun Jae Chun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
400 Newport Center Drive; Suite 707
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. H. Chun is a plastic surgery specialist in Newport Beach, CA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Chun include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and body contouring after weight loss. He accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Nose Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Pierce Mudge, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
240 Newport Center Drive; Suite 105
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Bradley Mudge's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Dr. Mudge is affiliated with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Mudge accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Justin Eric West, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1441 Avocado Avenue; Suite 301
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Justin West is a plastic surgeon in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. West is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. West honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. West has received include Southern California Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA).

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Raffi V Hovsepian, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1401 Avocado Avenue; Suite 810
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Raffi Hovsepian's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Hovsepian's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and body contouring. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts the following insurance: Anthem and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Nevada. He has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

Dr. Nirav Babulal Savalia, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
180 Newport Center Drive; Suite 170
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Nirav Savalia's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Savalia include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Savalia accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at The University Hospital, Newark. Dr. Savalia has received the distinction of Orange County Physician of Excellence. He is professionally affiliated with Saddleback Memorial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Nimish Raj Kadakia, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Nimish Kadakia sees patients in Irvine, CA and Laguna Woods, CA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Kadakia's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). Dr. Kadakia is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Trauma

Dr. Michael L. L Berman, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
24411 Health Center Drive; Suite 330
Laguna Hills, CA
 

Dr. Michael Berman is a gynecologic oncologist in Orange, CA, Long Beach, CA, and Laguna Hills, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Berman include gynecologic cancer, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center, and UC Irvine Medical Center. Dr. Berman obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, George Washington University Medical Center, and Harbor Hospital, Baltimore. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berman has received distinctions including Best Doctors in America - Obstetrics & Gynecology; Physicians of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association; and America's Top Doctors (Cervical Cancer, Gynecologic Cancer), Castle Connolly Medical Ltd.. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Gynecologic Cancer, Biopsy, Ovarian Disease, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry M Gersten, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
24331 El Toro Road; Suite 200
Laguna Woods, CA
 

Dr. Larry Gersten's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gersten attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Gersten include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gersten speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Greater Newport Physicians (GNP) and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Gersten is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Michael Alan Bain, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1441 Avocado Avenue; Suite 706
Newport Beach, CA
 

Dr. Michael Bain specializes in plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Bain accepts Blue Shield, Health Net, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Dr. Bain is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA) and Hoag Affiliated Physicians (HAP).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic ... (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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