We found 168 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Addison, TX.

Dr. Mitchell Jay Magee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite A-307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. Dr. Magee accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Magee attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Magee has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Tracheal Cancer, Heart Transplant, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $658 - $2,661
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $215 - $861
Dr. Baron Lloyd Hamman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5420 Lbj Freeway, Suite 1900; Barnett 1201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Baron Hamman practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Hamman a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamman takes. Dr. Hamman has an open panel. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Kimble Jett, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Jett works as a heart surgeon and chest surgeon. His clinical interests include beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, varicose veins, and laser treatment. Dr. Jett accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Jett completed residency programs at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $1,604
Dr. Todd Michael Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite A-307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Dewey's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include the following: maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dewey is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Thomson Bowman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bowman's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Before performing his residency at Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Bowman attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Bowman is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Bowman speaks Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aortic Disease, Aorta Surgery, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $560 - $1,976
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $760
Dr. Robert Lee Ii Smith II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion One, Suite 700
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Robert Smith is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Tumpane Brinkman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion One, Suite 700
Plano, TX
 

Dr. William Brinkman works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. Dr. Brinkman accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Brinkman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Heart Valve Replacement, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheetal Mihir Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Patel practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for her residency. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kennedy include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $7,000 - $7,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,220 - $1,683
Dr. Christopher Lynn Bell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Ste A-331
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Bell is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Dallas, TX. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Bell's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $671 - $836
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521 - $702
Dr. Bridget Katherine Holden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
8210 Walnut Hill Lane; Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bridget Holden is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Holden is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed her residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Holden is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Stomach Problems, Duodenal Switch, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Mack, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 310
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mack sees patients in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mack average 4.0 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in open heart surgery. Dr. Mack is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mack takes. Dr. Mack is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery, Open Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,132

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 540
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Dimaio is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Dimaio's areas of expertise include permanent pacemaker implantation, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and temporary pacemaker insertion. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dimaio accepts. Dr. Dimaio speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pacemaker, Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Surgery, VATS Lobectomy, Mitral ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12222 North Central Expressway; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Charlotte Hodges is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Hodges's areas of expertise include the following: inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. She honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfredo Ricardo Antonetti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6020 West Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Alfred Antonetti is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. Dr. Antonetti is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Before performing his residency at the University Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Antonetti attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school. The average patient rating for Dr. Antonetti is 5.0 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 HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Antonetti has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin sees patients in Plano, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and artificial disc replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Hostin attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Hostin's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Disc Problems, Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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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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