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

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

Dr. James Todd works as an orthopedic surgeon in Terrytown, LA, Gretna, LA, and Marrero, LA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Before completing his residency at Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Todd attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Todd's hospital/clinic affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He 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. Kearney Quinn Robert III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Kearney Robert is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Gretna, LA, Terrytown, LA, and Marrero, LA. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Robert attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Robert is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (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. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. Dr. Cascio is affiliated with Ochsner. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 276
  • Charge (avg.): $356 - $3,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $117 - $1,004
Dr. David A Jansen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. David Jansen specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery and practices in New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, and Thibodaux, LA. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, vaginoplasty, and dermabrasion. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Jansen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Jansen's medical residency was performed at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Shackleton, who practices in Terrytown, LA, Marrero, LA, and Gretna, LA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shackleton include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shackleton takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Shackleton 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Thomas Reed Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Lyons' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lyons include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Lyons is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and GEHA. Dr. Lyons studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. His professional affiliations include Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lyons's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Cummiskey specializes in general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Cummiskey accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Juan Ramon Escobar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite N510
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Juan Escobar is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Escobar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Escobar 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. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas works as an urologist. He studied medicine 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 is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Touro Infirmary.

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

Dr. Alireza Sadeghi specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks Polish and Turkish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sadeghi include dermabrasion, vaginoplasty, and vaginal rejuvenation. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary. Dr. Sadeghi's training includes a residency program at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Wehbe Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Charles Thomas is a general surgery specialist in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and Luling, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. On average, patients gave Dr. Thomas a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Robert Bostick practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). Dr. Bostick graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. 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. 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 graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. 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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