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We found 63 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, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Dewan 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. Dewan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,293
  • Medicare Cost: $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 a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hyde has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,512
  • Medicare Cost: $1,393
Dr. Faraz Kerendi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W. 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Faraz Kerendi specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Austin, TX. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kerendi include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,619
  • Medicare Cost: $1,431
Dr. Neal Thomas Foley, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5656 Bee Caves Road; Suite H201
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Neal Foley practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Austin, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 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. Foley honors. Dr. Foley graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Foley has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,187
  • Medicare Cost: $634
Dr. Emery Walter Dilling, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Emery Dilling, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Dilling is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He accepts 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: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,410
  • Medicare Cost: $611
Dr. Daniel Leite Cardoso Fortes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Fortes is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Fortes is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,715 - $5,050
  • Medicare Cost: $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 an Austin, TX physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy. Dr. Prisacaru is affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. She attended medical school at Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Dr. Prisacaru's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes 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. Sean Michael Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Medical Parkway; Suite 301
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sean Gallagher practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine in Austin, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Gallagher average 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Dr. Gallagher accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Gallagher attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Gallagher speaks Medical Spanish. He is affiliated with Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. 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)

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

Dr. Adam Weinfeld's specialty is plastic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Weinfeld takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinfeld graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 an Austin, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullington takes. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cullington is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Cullington's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (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. Dr. Breen's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Breen 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 has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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 medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Knowles graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,724 - $3,056
  • Medicare Cost: $467 - $1,034
Dr. Khristopher "kris" M. Heinzman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1301 W 38th Street; Suite 400
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Khristopher Heinzman's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include heart problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heinzman honors. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 88
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,368 - $2,710
  • Medicare Cost: $403 - $872
Dr. John Martin Uecker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
313 E 12th Street; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Uecker's medical specialty is general surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Methodist Health System. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Uecker 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 is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Uecker's practice is open to 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 is a medical specialist in urogynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aguilar include pelvic floor dysfunction, robotic surgery, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Aguilar is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. 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. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguilar is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. David Michael Turner, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine
1215 Red River
Austin, TX
 

Dr. David Turner is a plastic surgeon and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist in Austin, TX and Stephenville, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turner include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Turner is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Turner has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Resources, Private Practice, and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (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.