We found 4 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare HMO near Newport Beach, CA.

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Dr. Michael J. Sundine, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1640 Newport Boulevard; #450
Costa Mesa, CA

Dr. Michael Sundine, who practices in Newport Beach, CA, Irvine, CA, and Beverly Hills, CA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sundine's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA), CHOC Children's at Mission Hospital, and Hoag Affiliated Physicians (HAP). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sundine is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He has received the following distinctions: Southern California Super Doctors 2008 and Southern California Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. Hatem Ahmed Abou Sayed, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1441 Avocado Avenue; Suite 307
Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Hatem Abou-Sayed is a plastic surgeon in San Diego, CA, Newport Beach, CA, and La Jolla, CA. Dr. Abou-Sayed (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. Dr. Abou-Sayed graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Abou-Sayed trained at Massachusetts General Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abou-Sayed is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Richard Blake Viehe
Specializes in Podiatry
1303 Avocado Avenue; Suite 195
Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Richard Viehe's specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, diabetic foot ulcers, and foot surgery. He is affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). Dr. Viehe takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Viehe speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Diabetic Foot Ulcers, Sports Injuries

Dr. Arthur I Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Other
1441 Avocado Avenue; Suite 608
Newport Beach, CA

Dr. Arthur Goldstein specializes in maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology) and practices in Orange, CA and Newport Beach, CA. Dr. Goldstein's clinical interests include amniocentesis, diabetes, and colposcopy. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP), and St. Joseph Hospital (Orange, CA). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, and Community Care Network (CCN). Dr. Goldstein attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Diabetes, High Risk Pregnancy, Amniocentesis

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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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