We found 53 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Brannon Ray Hyde, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brannon Hyde is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Austin, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He 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. Dr. Hyde has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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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. Daniel Leite Cardoso Fortes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Fortes is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Fortes is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: 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.): $2,715 - $5,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $917 - $1,710
Dr. Stephen J Dewan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 West 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Dewan is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Austin, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Dewan is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dewan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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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. Faraz Kerendi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Faraz Kerendi is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Kerendi 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 Emory University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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 W Dilling, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Emery Dilling is a vascular surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at 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. Sean Michael Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Medical Parkway; Suite 301
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sean Gallagher sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gallagher is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gallagher include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gallagher takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Medical Spanish. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Genoveva Nicoleta Prisacaru, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4007 James Casey; Suite A100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Genoveva Prisacaru practices general obstetrics & gynecology. She studied medicine at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For her residency, Dr. Prisacaru trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Prisacaru's clinical interests encompass laparoscopic hysterectomy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Prisacaru at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Sanjay Sharma works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Austin, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sharma welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sharma has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 N. Interstate 35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weinfeld include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Weinfeld is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Weinfeld is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Austin Magazine; Top Doctors (Plastic Surgery); and Professional Recognition: Chair.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Klotz Stokes, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1600 West 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Stokes is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in neurosurgery. In his practice, Dr. Stokes focuses on endoscopic discectomy and minimally invasive spinal fusion. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. 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 UNC Hospitals. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stokes is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Hays. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic discectomy, minimally invasive spinal fusion

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion, Stenosis, Thoracic Decompression, Meningioma, Lumbar ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Cullington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 North I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cullington include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Cullington's professional affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullington honors. Dr. Cullington is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Michael T Breen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1313 Red River Street; Suite A1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Breen's areas of specialization are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Breen's areas of expertise include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Breen takes. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Breen 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 specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Knowles accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Knowles is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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

Dr. John Uecker sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Uecker include colorectal surgery procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Uecker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Methodist Health System. Dr. Uecker is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Medical Center Williamson, and Seton Medical Center Hays. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

Dr. Wendell Drew Fielder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
601 E 15th Street; Department of Surgery Education
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Wendell Fielder's areas of specialization are general surgery and trauma surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fielder takes. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Fielder's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Colonoscopy, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Vivian Aguilar, who practices in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in urogynecology. She has a special interest in pelvic floor dysfunction, robotic surgery, and urinary incontinence. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Aguilar honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Aguilar has an open panel. She is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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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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