We found 16 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna PPO near Allen, TX.

Dr. Anil B. Bosco M. Manuel Pinto, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
6850 Tpc Drive, Ste. 105-unit B; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Anil Pinto specializes in reproductive endocrinology and infertility and practices in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Pinto average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pinto include hysterosalpingography, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Goa Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Pinto trained at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Pinto has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pinto (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pinto's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysterosalpingography, in Vitro Fertilization, Endometriosis, Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lav Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kapadia speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kapadia is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Joseph Snow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8080 State Highway 121; Suite 320
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Snow include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Snow honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Snow attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Snow's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive knee surgery, minimally invasive hip surgery, MAKOplasty, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 202
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola is a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loyola honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. Dr. Loyola is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Loyola welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1105 Central Expressway North; Suite 370
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Putcha sees patients in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. His areas of expertise include the following: hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Putcha attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Putcha welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Hepatectomy, Bowel Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. Neelesh Harihara Mehendale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mehendale has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Mehendale is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Mehendale trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, Rhinitis, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $1,530 - $17,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $465 - $2,239

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 313
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Meyer practices interventional cardiology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Meyer studied medicine at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. He is conversant in Afrikaans. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Meyer has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $579
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506
Dr. Sean Mawusi Jones-Quaidoo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1101 Raintree Circle; Suite 240
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo, who practices in Dallas, TX and Allen, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steve Laurier Duffy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7668 Eldorado Parkway; Suite 200
Mc Kinney, TX
 

Dr. Steve Duffy specializes in general surgery and practices in McKinney, TX and San Antonio, TX. His clinical interests include breast surgery, thyroid surgery, and colon problems. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Duffy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duffy welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Lynn Rodgers Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1125 Raintree Circle; Suite 100
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Harold Rodgers sees patients in Allen, TX and McKinney, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rodgers is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at JPS Health Network. Dr. Rodgers is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,432 - $2,926
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,027
Dr. Vudhi Vudhipoom Slabisak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
955 Garden Park Drive; Suite 200
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Vudhi Slabisak's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Slabisak include spine problems. Dr. Slabisak's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Slabisak's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $21,707
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $6,446
Dr. Wha - Joon Lee, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
4521 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Wha-Joon Lee's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. Dr. Lee is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Lee welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $939 - $3,589
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $201 - $429
Dr. Thomas Eugene Le Voyer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
6045 Alma Road; Suite 230
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Le Voyer is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Le Voyer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,553
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602
Dr. Jared Darrell Stringer, MD
Specializes in Urology
4501 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jared Stringer specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, male incontinence, and female incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stringer accepts. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Incontinence, Incontinence ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Blake Cole, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7300 Eldorado Parkway; Suite 260
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Cole's specialty is general surgery. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Cleburne, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Cole completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,416
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $594
Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1111 Raintree Circle; Suite 280
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan works as an otolaryngologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Pahlavan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pahlavan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, minimally invasive thyroidectomy

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose 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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