Hoag CMS Open Payments

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Our Irvine Location has Changed!

Newport Irvine Surgical Specialists is happy to announce, our Irvine Office location has changed July 1, 2016. We are conveniently located in the Hoag Health Center at 16305 Sand Canyon Avenue, Suite 260, Irvine, CA 92618.

You may contact our office at the centralized telephone number: 949-791-6767

New Irvine Office Location Added

We are happy to announce that NISS has opened our Irvine location at 16300 Sand Canyon Ave., Suite 301, adjacent to Hoag Hospital Irvine.

Call (949) 791-6767 to schedule an appointment.

Welcome to NISS

Nine surgeons with reputations for excellence in patient care are now united as Newport Irvine Surgical Specialists (NISS).   As individuals we have been dedicated to the care of patients at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, and in surrounding communities, for many years. We came together as NISS to provide the best and most timely possible surgical care to our patients, and to assure our referring physicians that their patients are in the best of hands.

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new office suite adjacent to Hoag Hospital in the Hoag Health Center Newport Beach, with proximity to primary care physician, specialist offices, lab and imaging facilities.

Our surgical specialists employ the latest advanced technologies to meet the needs of patients, with expertise in many disciplines. To name a few:

  • Gastrointestinal diseases
  • Minimally invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery
  • Breast and cancer care
  • Hernia repair
  • Thyroid and parathyroid surgery
  • Colorectal surgery

We are also available and on-call 24/7 for the emergency needs of our community.

Orange County’s Premier Surgeons Create New Group

A group of surgeons with independent, private practices in the Newport Beach, Irvine, Aliso Viejo and Huntington Beach communities, announced plans today to form a large surgical group practice in Newport Beach.  They are consolidating their talents to provide better patient service, better coordinate care for the communities they serve and to improve their ability to work more collaboratively with health systems and hospitals, as well as referring physician groups and health plans.

Newport Irvine Surgical Specialists (NISS) represents surgeons who currently work out of Hoag’s Newport Beach and Irvine hospitals, and Memorial Care’s Orange Coast Memorial Hospital.  The group will initially consolidate its operations this fall in an office at Hoag’s campus at 510 Superior Avenue.  Additional locations will be announced in the near future, as additional physicians are added to the group.

“Healthcare is rapidly changing,” said Lincoln Snyder, MD, the group’s founding President who specializes in Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Aesthetics.  “Regardless of what happens with the federal healthcare law, the practice of medicine and the way care is delivered is being transformed.  The new landscape needs significant physician leadership to be shaped positively.  Our group plans to have a substantial role in the communities we serve in determining how these changes play out.”                              

With the talk of accountable care organizations and hospital-physician alignment, many physicians are leaving private practice and choosing to simply be employed by large organizations.  The physicians of NISS are looking to carve an alternative path.

“As surgical specialists, we definitely want to maintain our independence, and coming together as a group will help us preserve that,” said Colleen Coleman, MD, another of the group’s surgeons.  “The last thing we want is to have other interests involved in the doctor-patient relationship.  While we will keep that as our foremost concern, we also will actively look for ways to engage more closely with hospitals, IPAs, and even the health plans.  If that means spending time outside of seeing patients working on quality initiatives and devoting energies looking for ways to get costs out of the system, well, we know that’s part of the job going forward.“

“I would like to congratulate the highly trained surgeons in NISS for collaborating in this new innovative care model,” said Richard Afable, M.D., President and CEO of Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian, a regional healthcare delivery network which includes two acute care hospitals. “The physicians involved have been providing and will continue to provide important care in our community for years to come.”

“We have worked with many of the NISS physicians over the years as the primary surgeons we refer to for general and specialty surgery needs,” said Diane Laird, CEO of Greater Newport Physicians, the leading IPA for coastal Orange County.  “We look forward to working with them as both of our organizations grow, not only as outstanding physicians but as they work to make healthcare more affordable.”

NISS Founding Physicians include:  Steven Beanes, MD; Colleen Coleman, MD; Alex Fazeli, MD; Michael Hurwitz, MD; Ron Katz, MD; Larry Pearl, MD; Andy Shadid, MD; Lincoln Snyder, MD; Peter Wang, MD

The initial group of founding partners covers a multitude of subspecialties, as the physicians are all highly-trained surgeons with strong pedigrees who have developed premier reputations in the medical community.  From advanced laparoscopic surgery, to colorectal, breast or endocrine surgery, as well as trauma, the surgeons at NISS are leading experts in their field.  In addition, NISS physicians oversee care at the Hoag Wound Healing and Hyperbaric Medicine Center.

NISS includes more than just a group of physicians, as an experienced team of nurses, assistants and technicians help ensure that, in the office, patients get exactly what they need in a timely, service-oriented manner.

Who we are

Newport Irvine Surgical Specialists is a multi-specialty surgical group that has brought eleven premier Board Certified surgeons together in one practice. The physicians of NISS are highly trained surgeons who are continually advancing with medicine, using the latest innovations in surgical care such as robotic and minimally invasive surgery. The physicians have ties to the Newport Beach, Irvine, Huntington Beach and Aliso Viejo communities. Patients are our number one priority and we pride ourselves on providing the highest level of care and attention.

What we do

The surgeons of Newport Irvine Surgical Specialists offer a variety of expertise and experience in the treatment of General, Laparascopic, Robotic, Minimally Invasive, Endocrine, Breast, Oncologic, Foregut, Hepatobiliary and Colon and Rectal Surgery as well as wound care and laser treatment. Some examples include: gallbladder removal, hernia repair, thyroid and parathyroid surgery, aderenalectomy, splenectomy, breast surgery and the management of breast cancer, melanoma surgery, soft tissue mass/lipoma removal, anti-reflux surgery, hemorrhoidectomy, hemorrhoid banding, colon surgery and rectal surgery.