We found 48 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna near Manhattan Beach, CA.

Dr. Mir Ramin Mir Roohipour, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
21250 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 430
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Roohipour's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Torrance, CA. His areas of expertise include obesity, cancer, and stomach problems. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Roohipour is a graduate of Iran University of Medical Sciences. Dr. Roohipour trained at Harlem Hospital Center for his residency. Anthem, Health Net, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roohipour honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $4,354
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $340
Dr. Philippe Herve Lemoine, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 N. Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Philippe Lemoine specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lemoine average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, Dr. Lemoine completed his residency training at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital. He speaks French.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $3,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $538
Dr. Lisa Lynn Hochderffer, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3640 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 306
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lisa Jewell's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; she sees patients in Torrance, CA and Santa Monica, CA. Clinical interests for Dr. Jewell include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Jewell has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Jewell has received the following distinction: Southern California Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3640 Lomita Boulevard; #306
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman, who practices in Torrance, CA and Beverly Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and 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 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Newman is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Newman's distinctions include: Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Super Doctors List. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Hayes E. Willis Health Center, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Newman is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. Daniel Robert Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
855 Manhattan Beach Boulevard; Suite 209
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stephenson is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Stephenson's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Stephenson's distinctions include: Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin Karin Egan, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2809 N Sepulveda Boulevard
Manhattan Beach, CA
 

Dr. Kristin Egan's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); she sees patients in Manhattan Beach, CA. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), Dr. Egan attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Egan's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Egan accepts. Dr. Egan has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sleep Disorders, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Chin Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles William Spenler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Charles Spenler's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Spenler's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He attended the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Melanie Hope Friedlander, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Melanie Friedlander's area of specialization is general surgery. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Friedlander include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. Her professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. She studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Friedlander is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the distinction of Southern California Super Doctors. Dr. Friedlander is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Skin Cancer, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Chul Kim, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Torrance Boulevard; Suite 190
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. William Kim is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Torrance, CA and Long Beach, CA. He attended medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Kim's training includes residency programs at Gundersen Lutheran and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. His clinical interests include hip replacement, scoliosis, and knee replacement. Dr. Kim's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana ChoiceCare Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Greater Newport Physicians (GNP). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Shoulder Problems, Total Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Houman Esmailzadeh, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Houman Solomon practices general surgery in Torrance, CA. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Solomon completed his residency training at Huntington Memorial Hospital. His clinical interests include obesity, cancer, and gastric bypass surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Solomon accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

Dr. Miguel Angel Gutierrez, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
3475 Torrance Boulevard; Suite E
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Miguel Gutierrez sees patients in Los Angeles, CA, Torrance, CA, and Santa Monica, CA. His medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gutierrez's clinical interests include facial problems, latisse, and rosacea. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gutierrez trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gutierrez takes. Dr. Gutierrez has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors and Southern California Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift

All Interests: Botox Injection, Restylane Lyft, Dysport Injection, Salicylic Acid Peel, Acne Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert A Reff, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
510 N Prospect Avenue; Suite 105
Redondo Beach, CA
 

Dr. Albert Reff practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Redondo Beach, CA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reff include hip replacement, computer assisted surgery (CAS), and knee replacement. Dr. Reff's professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Reff accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and subsequently trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York for residency. Dr. Reff speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Aileen Miyoko Takahashi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Critical Care
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Aileen Takahashi's areas of specialization are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Takahashi graduated from New York Medical College. Her residency was performed at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Takahashi include cancer, sleeve gastrectomy, and stomach problems. She is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Takahashi's hospital/clinic affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Rectal Problems, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Colon Problems, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner practices urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise consist of urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flechner honors. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. Dr. Flechner trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. He has received the distinction of Southern California Rising Stars. He is conversant in Hebrew. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Circumcision, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Endocrine Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Carlos Frisancho, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
15901 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 250
Lawndale, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Torrance, CA, San Pedro, CA, and Lawndale, CA. These areas are among Dr. Frisancho's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Frisancho trained at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr.-Harbor Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Douglas Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23451 Madison Street; Suite 340
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Steven Fisher is a Torrance, CA physician who specializes in general surgery. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, thyroid problems, and breast surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fisher obtained his medical school training at Boston University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Fisher's professional affiliations include UCLA Health, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Breast Surgery, Skin Cancer, Colon Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer, ... (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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