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We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery near Thibodaux, LA.

Dr. Tommy Lester Fudge, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
604 N Acadia Road; Suite 409
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Tommy Fudge is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Thibodaux, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Dr. Fudge accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,328
  • Medicare Cost: $489
Dr. David Albert Jansen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
2100 Audubon Drive; Suite N-1
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. David Jansen's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Jansen is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jansen graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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 professional affiliations include Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Jason Albert Higgins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
604 N. Acadia Road; Suite 508
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Jason Higgins works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Thibodaux, LA. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Higgins takes. Dr. Higgins studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $769 - $2,510
  • Medicare Cost: $137 - $801
Dr. Neil James Maki, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
525 Saint Mary Street
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Neil Maki is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Thibodaux, LA and Mary Thibodaux, LA. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Maki has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Michigan Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,333
  • Medicare Cost: $153
Dr. Brian Joseph Marino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
604 North Acadia Road; Suite 207
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Brian Marino is a general surgeon. Dr. Marino studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,698
  • Medicare Cost: $458
Dr. William Brownson Bisland Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
604 North Acadia Road; Suite 207
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. William Bisland specializes in general surgery and practices in Thibodaux, LA. Dr. Bisland is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,558
  • Medicare Cost: $409
Dr. David Wadie Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
604 N Acadia Road; Suite 508
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. David Elias is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Thibodaux, LA. Dr. Elias is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elias takes. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $670 - $2,612
  • Medicare Cost: $150 - $910
Dr. Peter G Liechty, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
604 N Acadia Road; Suite 410
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Peter Liechty is a neurosurgery specialist in Thibodaux, LA. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Liechty studied medicine at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,406 - $6,082
  • Medicare Cost: $464 - $526
Dr. Walter Joseph Simoneaux Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
504 N Acadia Road
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Walter Simoneaux's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Dr. Simoneaux graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He accepts Medicare insurance.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $698
  • Medicare Cost: $152
Dr. Mark F Hebert, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
604 North Acadia Road; Suite 207
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Mark Hebert is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Hebert accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,900
  • Medicare Cost: $493
Dr. Barry G Landry, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
604 North Acadia Road; Suite 207
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Barry Landry's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Landry honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,169
  • Medicare Cost: $292
Dr. Patrick Roan Ellender, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Po Box 28
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Patrick Ellender's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Ellender accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,817
  • Medicare Cost: $934
Dr. Chester Frank Weimer, MD
Specializes in Urology
504 N Acadia Road
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Chester Weimer is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Weimer has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Medicare insurance. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $676 - $1,146
  • Medicare Cost: $164 - $758

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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.