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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's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. Dr. Fudge is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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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 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. Neil James Maki, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
525 Saint Mary Street
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Neil Maki practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Thibodaux, LA and Mary Thibodaux, LA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Maki include arthroscopic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Maki average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Dr. Maki 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. Jason Albert Higgins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
604 N. Acadia Road; Suite 508
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Jason Higgins is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Thibodaux, LA. Dr. Higgins is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $769 - $2,510
  • Medicare Cost: $137 - $801
Dr. Brian Joseph Marino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
604 North Acadia Road; Suite 207
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Brian Marino's specialty is general surgery. He is affiliated with Ochsner and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Dr. Marino honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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

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Clinical Interests: Weight Management

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,558
  • Medicare Cost: $409
Dr. Peter G Liechty, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
604 North Acadia Road; Suite 410
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Peter Liechty is a specialist in neurosurgery. He works in Thibodaux, LA. Dr. Liechty is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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. David Wadie Elias, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
604 N Acadia Road; Suite 508
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. David Elias is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Elias graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. Walter Joseph Simoneaux Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
504 N Acadia Road
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Walter Simoneaux is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. Dr. Simoneaux 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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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 specialist in general surgery. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Hebert takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,900
  • Medicare Cost: $493
Dr. Chester Frank Weimer, MD
Specializes in Urology
504 N Acadia Road
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Chester Weimer specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Thibodaux, LA. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Weimer's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for 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
Dr. Barry G Landry, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
604 North Acadia Road; Suite 207
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Barry Landry is a specialist in general surgery. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Landry takes. He is 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 area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Ellender attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,817
  • Medicare Cost: $934

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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.