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Dr. Michael Karim Newman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Michael Newman is a plastic surgeon in Torrance, CA and Beverly Hills, CA. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Newman's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, VCU Health Center & MCV Hospital and Physicians, and Providence Saint John's Health Center. Dr. Newman graduated from 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 he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Newman has received distinctions including Patient's Choice Award; Compassionate Doctor Award; and Super Doctors List. He has an open panel.

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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
23456 Hawthorne Boulevard; Suite 300
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Daniel Stephenson is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Stephenson's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Stephenson has received distinctions including Southern California Rising Stars and Southern California Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He 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. Charles William Spenler, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3440 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Charles Spenler is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Spenler is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Community Hospital Long Beach, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. 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 in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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. Lawrence Martin Flechner, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
23600 Telo Avenue 220
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Lawrence Flechner is an urologist. He speaks Hebrew. His areas of clinical interest consist of urologic (genitourinary) disorders, robotic surgery, and circumcision. Dr. Flechner is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Flechner obtained his medical school training at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Flechner accepts. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. 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
1360 West 6th Street; Suite 305, North Building
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Juan Frisancho is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Frisancho is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center, Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro, and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Frisancho's training includes residency programs 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 takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Kay May Madeleine Kwok, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3400 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 607
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Kay May Kwok is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Torrance, CA. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Kwok include minimally invasive surgery, menopause, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Kwok's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kwok takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. She is conversant in Spanish. She is affiliated with 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

All Interests: Menopause, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Infertility, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Phillip Ostrom, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2841 Lomita Boulevard; Suite 100
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Matthew Ostrom is a cardiologist, cardiac electrophysiologist, and nuclear cardiology specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Ostrom accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ostrom has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $4,958 - $6,864
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $461 - $875
Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
23600 Telo Avenue 250
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Ramin Mirhashemi practices gynecologic oncology. In Dr. Mirhashemi's practice, he is particularly interested in gynecologic cancer and robotic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Mirhashemi is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He trained at Brigham and Women's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School for residency. Dr. Mirhashemi has received professional recognition including the following: Southern California Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Mirhashemi (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Mirhashemi is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in General Gynecology
1294 W 6th Street; Suite 105
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Maureen Mulvihill's medical specialty is general gynecology. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mulvihill include minimally invasive surgery, women's health issues, and hormone replacement therapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Mulvihill average 4.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mulvihill honors. In addition to English, Dr. Mulvihill speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, Torrance Memorial Medical Center, and Long Beach Memorial Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Women's Health Issues

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1350 West 6th Street; Suite 2
San Pedro, CA
 

Dr. Richard Smith is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in San Pedro, CA. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include hip replacement, minimally invasive surgery, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro. After attending the University of Louisville School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Smith takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

Dr. Mercedeh Baghai, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23600 Telo Avenue; Suite 150
Torrance, CA
 

Dr. Mercedeh Baghai specializes in general surgery and practices in Torrance, CA. She is conversant in Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baghai include obesity, gastric bypass surgery, and breast surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Torrance Memorial Medical Center and Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Torrance. Dr. Baghai attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mayo Clinic. She is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Obesity, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,975 - $4,231
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521 - $631

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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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