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Dr. Baron Lloyd Hamman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5420 Lbj Freeway, Suite 1900; Barnett 1201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Baron Hamman is a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamman include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. Patients rated Dr. Hamman highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hamman speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington. Dr. Hamman welcomes new patients.

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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 General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Jett's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Jett include beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, varicose veins, and laser treatment. Dr. Jett is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano.

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

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (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. Mitchell Jay Magee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite A-307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee's specialties are general surgery, transplant surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. 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. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Magee has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Texas Health Dallas, and Medical City Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Colleen Kennedy specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and sleeve gastrectomy. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kennedy studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Rockwall. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastric Bypass ... (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. Todd M Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite A-307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey's specialties are cardiac surgery and transplant surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Dr. Dewey is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Medical City Plano. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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)

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

Dr. Charlotte Hodges specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Hodges's clinical interests include inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hodges takes. She is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Dallas.

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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. William T Brinkman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 700, Pavillion 1
Plano, TX
 

Dr. William Brinkman is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Brinkman include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Brinkman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Richard Bowman practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bowman is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Plano. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Bowman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Robert Smith is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is 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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite C400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Henke's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Henke include sleeve gastrectomy, stomach problems, and gallbladder problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Henke performed his residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. Dr. Henke is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Ste A-331
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sutker's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Dallas, TX. These areas are among Dr. Sutker's clinical interests: lipoma, thyroid problems, and wound repair (e.g. stitches). He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Obesity, Gastrointestinal Motility Disorders, Soft ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Mack is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Mack a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve disease, and mitral valve surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mack attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,132
Dr. Christopher Lynn Bell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Ste A-331
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Bell's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bell include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and laparoscopic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Bell is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Endocrine Diseases

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $671 - $836
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521 - $702

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 420
Addison, TX
 

Dr. William Newton's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Dallas, TX and Addison, TX. He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Newton is affiliated with Texas Health Dallas. After attending the University of Mississippi School of Medicine, Dr. Newton completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newton is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. H Jay Boulas, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8220 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 514; Presbyterian Building 2
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. H. Boulas is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Boulas is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Boulas trained at the University of Missouri Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Boulas (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Greek. Dr. Boulas is affiliated with Texas Health Dallas and Texas Health Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marc Stephen Goldman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Building C Suite 300g
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Marc Goldman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, total shoulder replacement, and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. Dr. Goldman's residency was performed at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Texas Health Dallas. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Ankle Fracture, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder ... (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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