We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna FocusIn Flex Silver 5000 near Arlington, TX.

Dr. Baron Lloyd Hamman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
902 West Randol Mill Road; Suite 200
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Baron Hamman specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Hamman's clinical interests include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Hamman studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hamman speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He 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. Reagan Michelle Street, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
902 W. Randol Mill Road; Suite 150
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Reagan Street's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Street is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,042
  • Medicare Cost: $973
Dr. Eric Scott Scott Wieser, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Orthopedic Way
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Eric Wieser practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Wieser attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wieser include spinal deformity, spinal pain, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Wieser's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Spinal Pain, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spinal Deformity, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Egle Emilija Berzinskas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2210 N Hwy 360
Grand Prairie, TX
 

Dr. Egle Berzinskas practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Grand Prairie, TX, Irving, TX, and Grapevine, TX. She has a special interest in gynecological problems and da vinci surgery. Dr. Berzinskas is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berzinskas takes. Before performing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Berzinskas attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Berzinskas (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Gynecological Problems, Da Vinci Surgery

Dr. Danny Wayne Nicholls, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Orthopedic Way
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Danny Nicholls is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Nicholls has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Nicholls include computer assisted surgery (CAS), hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nicholls graduated from A.T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Fractures, Computer Assisted Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. James David Ii Peters II, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2740 N Hwy 360; Suite 100
Grand Prairie, TX
 

Dr. James Peters is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Grand Prairie, TX and Irving, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Peters include gynecological problems, miscarriage, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Peters is professionally 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. Peters is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Miscarriage, Gynecological Problems, Da Vinci Surgery

Dr. Jay David Pond, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Orthopedic Way
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Jay Pond's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Pond's clinical interests include shoulder surgery, joint pain, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons. Dr. Pond graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Joint Pain, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Hugh Bevan-Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology
801 West 1-20; Suite 1
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bevan-Thomas is an Arlington, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bevan-Thomas's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,992 - $5,974
  • Medicare Cost: $626 - $1,676
Dr. Joseph Meckler Berman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Orthopedic Way
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Berman's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Berman include musculoskeletal problems, knee arthroscopy, and shoulder arthroscopy. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Secure Horizons, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Berman graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Akron Children's Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Alan Waguespack, MD
Specializes in Urology
801 W Interstate 20; Suite 1
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Keith Waguespack is an urologist. He is especially interested in partial nephrectomy, cancer, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waguespack takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Waguespack attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Waguespack speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Las Colinas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Pyeloplasty, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,804 - $3,992
  • Medicare Cost: $416 - $1,641
Dr. John Antun Drkulec, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Orthopedic Way
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. John Drkulec is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Mansfield, TX and Arlington, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Drkulec include wrist pain, elbow pain, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A.. Dr. Drkulec studied medicine at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Drkulec is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, wrist arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Albert Hey, DO
Specializes in Urology
655 South Great Southwest Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Hey specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hey is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals' residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hey accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $931
  • Medicare Cost: $798
Dr. James Warren Burnett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Orthopedic Way
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. James Burnett specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burnett is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include knee surgery, wrist pain, and elbow pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Burnett is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A..

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $706 - $1,625
  • Medicare Cost: $172 - $649
Dr. Mark A Kazewych, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Orthopedic Way
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Mark Kazewych is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Northeast Ohio Medical University. He is especially interested in rotator cuff surgery, sports health, and knee reconstruction. Dr. Kazewych is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Arlington Orthopedic Associates, P.A..

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Shoulder Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $852
  • Medicare Cost: $174
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Specializes in Urology
4500 South Main; Suite 303
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Gonzalo Lievano is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Lievano speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lievano's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,485
  • Medicare Cost: $788
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Specializes in General Surgery
201 West Randol Mill Road
Arlingotn, TX
 

Dr. Jay Patel is a general surgery specialist in Fort Worth, TX and Arlingotn, TX. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include cancer surgery, gastrointestinal cancer, and laparoscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Gastrointestinal Cancer, Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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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.