We found 5 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 specialty is cardiac surgery. Dr. Fudge is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,328
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $489
Dr. David Albert Jansen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
2100 Audubon Drive; Suite N-1
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. David Jansen specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery and practices in New Orleans, LA, Metairie, LA, and Kenner, LA. The average patient rating for Dr. Jansen is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jansen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. 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. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Jansen performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received the distinction of 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. 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. Dr. Maki's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maki include arthroscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete 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

Dr. William B Bisland Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery
604 North Acadia Road; Suite 207
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. William Bisland is a general surgery specialist in Thibodaux, LA. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Bisland accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Management

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,558
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $409
Dr. Walter Joseph Simoneaux Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
504 N Acadia Road
Thibodaux, LA
 

Dr. Walter Simoneaux sees patients in Thibodaux, LA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Simoneaux is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $698
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $152

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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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