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We found 17 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Jansen's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Jansen 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. Gregory Walker Pippin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Pippin's specialties are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. He practices in Metairie, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Pippin is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pippin accepts. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Pippin has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,108 - $11,714
  • Medicare Cost: $195 - $3,163
Dr. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1415 Tulane Avenue; Department of Urology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in New Orleans, LA. His professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System. Dr. Thomas 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas takes. Dr. Thomas has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,430 - $3,487
  • Medicare Cost: $309 - $1,685
Dr. Charles Louis Dupin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Charles Dupin's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Dupin's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Lenox Hill Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Patient ratings for Dr. Dupin average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

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. He is affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robert takes. 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. James Mulherrin Todd III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. James Todd is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Terrytown, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Todd is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of Ochsner Medical Center's residency program. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Todd welcomes 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. Brett Michael Cascio, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brett Cascio is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Cascio's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cascio is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 276
  • Uninsured Cost: $356 - $3,300
  • Medicare Cost: $117 - $1,004
Dr. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Shackleton include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Shackleton graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Shackleton's practice is open to 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. Emery August Minnard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Emery Minnard's medical specialty is general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Minnard attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Minnard honors.

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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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He 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. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Habetz honors. Dr. Habetz's professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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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 is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bostick include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Bostick is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Bostick graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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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 works as a general surgeon. He honors 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. He is affiliated with 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 specializes in general surgery. Dr. Thomas's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Thomas's professional affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,638
  • Medicare Cost: $387
Dr. John Crawford Steck, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite S-750
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. John Steck sees patients in Marrero, LA. His medical specialty is neurosurgery. Dr. Steck is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary. He honors Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, 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: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100
  • Medicare Cost: $557
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 specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in New Orleans, LA. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Polish and Turkish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadeghi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sadeghi honors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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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.