We found 6 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 specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Austin, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Dr. Gallagher's professional affiliations include Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gallagher is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Gallagher speaks Medical Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ned Snyder Iv IV, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 410
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ned Snyder specializes in facial plastic surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Snyder attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Snyder include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Snyder is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Snyder include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin Implants, ... (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 orthopedist in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. In his practice, Dr. Tran focuses on minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Tran is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,592 - $1,675
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $518 - $545
Dr. Gregg Alan Vagner, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4611 Guadalupe Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Gregg Vagner works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Vagner's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Vagner is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $510
Dr. Hyon-Ho Christopher Shin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4101 James Casey; Suite 340
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Hyon-Ho Shin practices general surgery. 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 graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Shin's professional affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $577
Dr. Jean-Pierre Forage, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4101 James Casey; Suite 340
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jean-Pierre Forage specializes in general surgery and practices in Austin, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Forage has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,033
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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