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We found 182 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
7777 Forest Lane; Suite A-307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. 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. 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. Dr. Magee is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $658 - $2,661
  • Medicare Cost: $215 - $861
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. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowman include heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at Texas Heart Institute for residency. Dr. Bowman's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Bowman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $560 - $1,976
  • Medicare Cost: $208 - $760
Dr. Todd Michael Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite A-307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Dewey studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,162
Dr. Gary Kimble Jett, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Jett's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Jett's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, varicose veins, and laser treatment. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Jett is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He 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.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy 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. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,000 - $7,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,220 - $1,683
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. Her areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Patel attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and 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. William Tumpane Brinkman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Pavillion Ii, Suite 310
Plano, TX
 

Dr. William Brinkman is a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. Dr. Brinkman is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Brinkman attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,750
  • Medicare Cost: $1,117
Dr. Robert Lee Ii Smith II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Pavillion Ii, Suite 310
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Robert Smith sees patients in Plano, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of 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. John Michael Dimaio, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Dimaio practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: permanent pacemaker implantation, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and temporary pacemaker insertion. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dimaio graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Dimaio speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Valve Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Mack practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include open heart surgery. Dr. Mack honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mack is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery, Open Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,750
  • Medicare Cost: $1,132
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12222 North Central Expressway; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Charlotte Hodges works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Hodges's clinical interests: inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Hodges attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Her 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, Diagnostic Evaluation, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Bridget Katherine Holden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
8210 Walnut Hill Lane; Suite 609
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bridget Holden's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She practices in Trophy Club, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Holden attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She has a special interest in sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Holden is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Upper Endoscopy, Stomach Problems, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Lynn Bell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Ste A-331
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Bell works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Dallas, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Bell studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bell accepts. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Bell has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $671 - $836
  • Medicare Cost: $521 - $702
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite C400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Henke is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Dallas, TX. His clinical interests include spine problems. Dr. Henke is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Henke trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Back Problems, Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,371 - $7,632
  • Medicare Cost: $418 - $962
Dr. Alfredo Ricardo Antonetti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6020 West Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Alfred Antonetti specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Antonetti's areas of expertise include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Antonetti has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Hafiza Hassan Khan, MD
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Hafiza Khan's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Khan attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, heart block, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and D Magazine Rated Best Doctor Collin County. Dr. Khan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Arrythmia Management. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Catheter Ablation, Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 115
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,073 - $2,169
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $845

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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.