We found 16 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 specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jansen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jansen is professionally affiliated with Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Jansen has received the distinction of 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. Gregory Walker Pippin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Pippin is a facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pippin accepts. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Pippin has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,108 - $11,714
  • Medicare Cost: $195 - $3,163
Dr. Kearney Quinn Robert III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Kearney Robert is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Gretna, LA, Terrytown, LA, and Marrero, LA. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Robert accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Robert has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. James Todd's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Todd honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Ochsner Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Todd is open to new patients.

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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. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1415 Tulane Avenue; Department of Urology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas is an urologist in New Orleans, LA. He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thomas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Thomas has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,430 - $3,487
  • Medicare Cost: $309 - $1,685
Dr. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shackleton include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. Dr. Shackleton obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shackleton's office for an appointment.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Lake Charles, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Kenner, LA. Dr. Cascio's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Patient ratings for Dr. Cascio average 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cascio takes.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 276
  • Uninsured Cost: $356 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $117 - $1,004
Dr. Emery August Minnard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Emery Minnard is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Minnard honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Minnard graduated from Meharry Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $964
  • Medicare Cost: $652
Dr. Scott Joseph Habetz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Scott Habetz specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Habetz is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and a graduate of Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans' residency program.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,250
  • Medicare Cost: $174
Dr. Juan Ramon Escobar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite N510
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Juan Escobar's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Escobar takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Escobar is 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 sees patients in Marrero, LA and Metairie, LA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Bostick's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bostick accepts. He is 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. Robert David Cummiskey III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Robert Cummiskey is a general surgery specialist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cummiskey graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,592
  • Medicare Cost: $420
Dr. Charles Wehbe Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Charles Thomas is a general surgeon in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and Luling, LA. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,638
  • Medicare Cost: $387
Dr. Alireza Sadeghi, BS, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3434 Prytania Street; Suite 420
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Alireza Sadeghi practices hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Sadeghi average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadeghi accepts. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks Polish and Turkish. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Steck, who practices in Marrero, LA, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Steck graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100
  • Medicare Cost: $557
Dr. Mark Juneau Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
920 Avenue B
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Mark Juneau specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Juneau graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Juneau has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,425
  • Medicare Cost: $174

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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.