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We found 12 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Gold $10 Copay near Austin, TX.

Dr. Sean Michael Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Medical Parkway; Suite 301
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sean Gallagher practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in Austin, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Gallagher average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Dr. Gallagher accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Gallagher attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gallagher speaks Medical Spanish. He is affiliated with Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Meniscus Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4029 Capital of Texas Highway S; Suite 111
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. Dr. Tran is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Tran attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,592 - $1,675
  • Medicare Cost: $518 - $545
Dr. Ned Snyder Iv IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 410
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ned Snyder is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Snyder is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Snyder has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and 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. Peter Dennis Scholl, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3705 Medical Parkway; Suite 310
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Peter Scholl is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patients gave Dr. Scholl an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Scholl has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $719 - $2,561
  • Medicare Cost: $312 - $331
Dr. Eric Stuart Tiblier, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
901 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eric Tiblier specializes in adult cardiology and practices in Austin, TX and Lakeway, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tiblier takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Tiblier is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,745
  • Medicare Cost: $511
Dr. Louis Edward Seade, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4611 Guadalupe Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Louis Seade's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Seade is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,790 - $6,192
  • Medicare Cost: $172 - $1,064
Dr. Newton Earl Hasson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4316 James Casey; Build F Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Newton Hasson specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Austin, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Hasson studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,112
  • Medicare Cost: $542
Dr. Hyon-Ho Christopher Shin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4101 James Casey; Suite 340
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Hyon-Ho Shin is a general surgery specialist in Austin, TX. His professional affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Shin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $577
Dr. Brett William Baker, MD
Specializes in Urology
3100 Red River
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brett Baker is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Austin, TX. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Baker attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,480 - $1,845
  • Medicare Cost: $697 - $821
Dr. Gregg Alan Vagner, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4611 Guadalupe Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Gregg Vagner practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Vagner has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $510
Dr. Larry Dean Price, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3000 N. Ih-35; Suite 700
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Larry Price practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 201
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,355 - $2,701
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $856
Dr. Jean-Pierre Forage, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4101 James Casey; Suite 340
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jean-Pierre Forage specializes in general surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Forage's average rating from his patients is 3.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,033
  • Medicare Cost: $424

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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.