We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery near Thibodaux, LA.

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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. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fudge honors. Dr. Fudge attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center.

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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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Jansen include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Jansen's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Jansen attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Maki has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Dr. William Bisland is a general surgeon in Thibodaux, LA. Dr. Bisland graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. Dr. Simoneaux studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is an in-network provider for Medicare insurance.

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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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