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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 is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Metairie, LA, Kenner, LA, and New Orleans, LA. Clinical interests for Dr. Jansen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jansen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 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. Gregory Walker Pippin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Pippin's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Pippin studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Pippin trained at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the following distinction: 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. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1415 Tulane Avenue; Department of Urology
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with 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. Charles Louis Dupin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Charles Dupin sees patients in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and New Orleans, LA. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Lenox Hill Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Dupin has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dupin takes. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), Ochsner, and Touro Infirmary.

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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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Robert accepts. Dr. Robert is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 orthopedist. Dr. Todd accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at Ochsner Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Todd speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Robert Shackleton is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Terrytown, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Shackleton is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shackleton honors. He has an open panel.

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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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Cascio's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cascio takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner.

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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 sees patients in Gretna, LA, Marrero, LA, and Harvey, LA. His medical specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Patients rated Dr. Minnard highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Habetz's professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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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 specialty is plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Escobar speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Escobar takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant.

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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. These areas are among Dr. Bostick's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bostick's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Cummiskey graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 works as a general surgeon in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and Luling, LA. Dr. Thomas's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Thomas takes. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with 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 practices neurosurgery in Marrero, LA. Dr. Steck graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Steck is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 medical specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Sadeghi include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Sadeghi's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Polish and Turkish. He is affiliated with 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)

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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.