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

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 surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Tran's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Tran has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Snyder include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Snyder is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder takes. His distinctions include: 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. Eric Stuart Tiblier, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
901 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Eric Tiblier is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Tiblier honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,745
  • Medicare Cost: $511
Dr. Peter Dennis Scholl, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3705 Medical Parkway; Suite 310
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Peter Scholl's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Scholl is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scholl takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He 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. Louis Edward Seade, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4611 Guadalupe Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Louis Seade is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Seade is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,790 - $6,192
  • Medicare Cost: $172 - $1,064
Dr. Brett William Baker, MD
Specializes in Urology
3100 Red River
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brett Baker specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Baker is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is 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, who practices in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vagner is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Vagner is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $510
Dr. Newton Earl Hasson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4316 James Casey; Build F Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Newton Hasson, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hasson is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 works as a general surgeon in Austin, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Shin attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $577
Dr. Larry Dean Price, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3000 N. Ih-35; Suite 700
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Larry Price is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price takes.

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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 is a general surgeon in Austin, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Forage 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
Dr. Sean Michael Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Medical Parkway; Suite 301
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sean Gallagher specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gallagher is conversant in Medical Spanish. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gallagher honors. 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)

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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.