We found 172 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Addison, TX.

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

Dr. Baron Hamman's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hamman 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. Dr. Hamman obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hamman is open to 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. Mitchell Jay Magee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite A-307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee is a general surgeon, transplant surgeon, and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Magee's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magee honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Magee's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained 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 for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Gary Jett is a chest surgeon in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Jett graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His clinical interests include beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, varicose veins, and laser treatment. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. Dr. Jett is affiliated with 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, Heart Valve Replacement, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Varicose ... (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. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Kennedy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She has an open panel. 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. Richard Thomson Bowman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bowman's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Patients gave Dr. Bowman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Bowman performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Todd M Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite A-307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey works as a cardiac surgeon in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital. Dr. Dewey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She works in Dallas, TX and Southlake, TX. She studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Hodges's medical residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hodges include inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hodges's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital 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. Sheetal M Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Patel's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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. Robert L Smith II, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Building 1, Suite 700
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Robert Smith's specialty is thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Smith takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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

Dr. William Brinkman is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brinkman include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. Dr. Brinkman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Brinkman is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally 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. Christopher Lynn Bell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Ste A-331
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Bell is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bell takes. Dr. Bell studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Bell's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Michael Mack is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Mack's areas of expertise include open heart surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mack is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

Dr. John Dimaio is a chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Dimaio include permanent pacemaker implantation, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and temporary pacemaker insertion. 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. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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)

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 practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Dallas, TX. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Boulas has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Boulas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, German, and Greek. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Boulas's practice is open to 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)

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

Dr. William Newton is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Newton's practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Newton trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. On average, patients gave Dr. Newton a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Newton honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Marc Goldman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX. His clinical interests include steroid injections, total shoulder replacement, and minimally invasive hip surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Goldman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goldman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Dr. Goldman performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive knee surgery, minimally invasive hip 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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