We found 50 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Austin, TX.

Dr. Stephen James Dewan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 West 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Dewan is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Dewan is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Dewan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dewan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,293
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $894
Dr. Brannon Ray Hyde, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brannon Hyde is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hyde has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,512
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,393
Dr. Faraz Kerendi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W. 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Faraz Kerendi is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kerendi accepts. Dr. Kerendi is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Kerendi's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $4,619
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,431
Dr. Emery Walter Dilling, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Emery Dilling is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. He accepts 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 Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $1,410
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $611
Dr. Daniel Leite Cardoso Fortes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Fortes' areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Austin, TX. 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. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Fortes has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,715 - $5,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $917 - $1,710
Dr. Genoveva Nicoleta Prisacaru, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4007 James Casey Street; Suite A100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Genoveva Prisacaru is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Austin, TX. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy. Dr. Prisacaru's professional affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. She is a graduate of Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prisacaru honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Craniofacial & Reconstructive; Plastic Surgery Center
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Weinfeld attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Weinfeld is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Austin Magazine; Top Doctors (Plastic Surgery); and Professional Recognition: Chair. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Weinfeld welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Sean Gallagher's medical specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gallagher studied medicine at 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. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Patient ratings for Dr. Gallagher average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gallagher honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Medical Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Gallagher's 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. James Richard Cullington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Cullington has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullington accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cullington is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Cullington is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Timothy Breen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
313 East 12th Street; Suite 104
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Breen specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Breen an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Breen is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Breen has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bleeding, Consultation, Women's Health Issues, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynne Marie Knowles, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lynne Knowles is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Austin, TX. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Knowles's education and training includes medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,724 - $3,056
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $467 - $1,034
Dr. David Michael Turner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
1215 Red River
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Turner practices plastic surgery and undersea and hyperbaric medicine in Austin, TX and Stephenville, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Turner is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Turner graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Resources, Private Practice, and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Sharma works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Austin, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center and Seton Healthcare Family. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Sharma's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sharma has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Wrist Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Martin Uecker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
313 E 12th Street; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Uecker works as a general surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in colorectal surgery procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Before performing his residency at Methodist Health System, Dr. Uecker attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Research, Rectal Problems, Gallstones, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Skin Issues, Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vivian Del Carmen Carmen Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
911 W 38th Street; Suite 202
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vivian Aguilar's specialty is urogynecology. In her practice, she is particularly interested in pelvic floor dysfunction, robotic surgery, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Aguilar is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Aguilar welcomes new patients. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Christina Marie Reitmeyer, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 W William Cannon Drive; Suite 4
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Christina Sheely's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Sheely is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,785 - $1,789
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $485 - $492

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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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