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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 is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gallagher speaks Medical Spanish. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Gallagher's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Dr. Tran's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting new patients.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Snyder's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Snyder has received professional recognition including the following: 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 works as a cardiologist in Austin, TX and Lakeway, TX. Dr. Tiblier has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts 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 the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Seade is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He 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. Peter Dennis Scholl, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
3705 Medical Parkway; Suite 310
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Peter Scholl is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Scholl graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Scholl has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $719 - $2,561
  • Medicare Cost: $312 - $331
Dr. Brett William Baker, MD
Specializes in Urology
3100 Red River
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brett Baker is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for 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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Patient ratings for Dr. Vagner average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Vagner is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Vagner graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Austin, TX. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Hasson 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 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, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Shin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is 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 sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Price studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Forage studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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.