We found 4 providers matching gynecologic surgery and who accept Health Net HMO near Pomona, CA.

Dr. Alberto A Mendivil, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1910 Royalty Drive
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Alberto Mendivil practices gynecologic oncology in Newport Beach, CA, Pomona, CA, and Orange, CA. In his practice, Dr. Mendivil focuses on robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Heritage Medical Group, Greater Newport Physicians (GNP), and St. Joseph Hospital Affiliated Physicians (SJHAP). He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and HealthSmart, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Utah School of Medicine. Dr. Mendivil's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Dr. Mendivil is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic-assisted gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic-Assisted Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Duong Thieu Phung, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1226 N Park Avenue
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Duong Phung's specialty is general gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Phung include robotic surgery and gynecologic surgery. Dr. Phung is professionally affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Kern Medical Center, Bakersfield, Dr. Phung attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Phung (or staff) speaks Vietnamese, Thai, and Cantonese.

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Relevant Interests: , gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Francisco Jose Cuellar, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
160 E Artesia Street; Suite 150
Pomona, CA
 

Dr. Francisco Cuellar is a Pomona, CA physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Cuellar include robotic surgery and gynecologic surgery. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science for residency. Dr. Cuellar speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mouhanad Mark Alwan, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
440 N Mountain Avenue; Suite 110
Upland, CA
 

Dr. M. Alwan specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Upland, CA and Rancho Cucamonga, CA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery, gynecologic surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Alwan is in-network for Health Net, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. Before completing his residency at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Dr. Alwan attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Alwan speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center (PVHMC). His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

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What is Gynecologic Surgery?

Gynecologic surgery is surgery performed on a woman’s pelvic region. It is usually performed by an OB/GYN and can involve the bladder, rectum, or reproductive organs. Surgery in this area may be performed for many reasons, but the most common procedures include:
  • Hysterectomy
  • Fibroid removal
  • Treatment of endometriosis or other heavy bleeding
  • Cancer treatment, including cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancers
  • Removal of ovarian cysts
  • Infertility treatment
  • Treatment for incontinence
  • Sterilization or ‘tube-tying’
  • Surgery for pelvic organ prolapse
  • Repair of vaginal tears

More and more, gynecologic surgery is moving towards the use of minimally invasive surgery. Minimally invasive surgery uses several small incisions and tiny tools and scopes to perform the operation, rather than one large opening. While it is not appropriate in every case, minimally invasive surgery can lead to less scarring, less blood loss, faster recovery, and a lower chance for infection. Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery may be performed with a laparoscope, a thin tube with a camera on the end that allows the surgeon to see inside the body. It may also be performed robotically, using even smaller tools and cameras that a surgeon controls from a computer. Robotic surgery allows even better vision, precision, and control than laparoscopic surgery.

Over the course of a lifetime, many women need pelvic surgery to stay healthy. Qualified gynecologic surgeons will have the right tools at their disposal to provide care with a minimum of discomfort.
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