We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare near Terrytown, LA.

Dr. David Albert Jansen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. David Jansen is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jansen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jansen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. James Mulherrin Todd III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. James Todd practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Terrytown, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Todd takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Todd speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Kearney Quinn Robert III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Kearney Robert is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robert's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shackleton include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Shackleton is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Before completing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Shackleton attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Shackleton is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Brett Michael Cascio, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brett Cascio's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Cascio is affiliated with Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cascio takes. Dr. Cascio attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 276
  • Charge (avg.): $356 - $3,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $117 - $1,004
Dr. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1415 Tulane Avenue; Department of Urology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas works as an urologist in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. He attended medical school at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Thomas is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $2,430 - $3,487
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $309 - $1,685
Dr. Thomas Reed Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Lyons is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Lyons has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and Tulane Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University, Dr. Lyons attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Lyons's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Coventry, Viant, GEHA, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Alireza Sadeghi, BS, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3434 Prytania Street; Suite 420
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Alireza Sadeghi is a hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist in New Orleans, LA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Sadeghi's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadeghi takes. His residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Polish and Turkish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert David Cummiskey III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Robert Cummiskey's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Cummiskey honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,592
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $420
Dr. Charles Wehbe Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Charles Thomas sees patients in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and Luling, LA. His medical specialty is general surgery. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. His professional affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $1,638
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $387
Dr. Juan Ramon Escobar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite N510
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Juan Escobar is a plastic surgery specialist in Marrero, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Metairie, LA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Escobar accepts. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Douglas Bostick III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
920 Avenue B
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Bostick's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Bostick is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Bostick is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. John Crawford Steck, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite S-750
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. John Steck is a neurosurgeon in Marrero, LA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Steck takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $557

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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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