We found 180 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas near Addison, TX.

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

Dr. Baron Hamman is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hamman 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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hamman accepts 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hamman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite A-307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. Dr. Magee honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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. Gary Kimble Jett, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Jett is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Jett's 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. 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dewey include maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Dewey is a graduate of 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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dewey has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

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

Dr. Richard Bowman, who practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bowman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Bowman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Bowman's 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 works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Brinkman include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brinkman takes. Dr. Brinkman attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He 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. Sheetal Mihir Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Patel specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. She attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Her professional 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. 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. Her areas of expertise include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy accepts. Dr. Kennedy studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Kennedy is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bell honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Bell attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Bell is 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 sees patients in Trophy Club, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Dallas, TX. Her medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Holden is especially interested in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holden accepts. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Baylor University Medical Center.

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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, who practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Mack is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Mack focuses on open heart surgery. Dr. Mack is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He 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. 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 General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12222 North Central Expressway; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Charlotte Hodges practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her clinical interests include inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Dr. Hodges is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Hodges is affiliated with 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)

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

Dr. John Dimaio is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His 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 takes. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Dimaio's 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, 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, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Boulas (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Greek. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Boulas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His 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)

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

Dr. Alfred Antonetti works as a plastic surgeon. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Antonetti's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Antonetti honors. Dr. Antonetti attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at the University Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Antonetti is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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