We found 54 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Austin, TX.

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

Dr. Brannon Hyde's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is 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. Hyde accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Austin, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kerendi attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Stephen James 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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Dewan is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Dewan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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. Emery Walter Dilling, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Emery Dilling's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Austin, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Dilling is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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 is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. 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. Fortes's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Austin, TX. Her education and training includes medical school at Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In her practice, Dr. Prisacaru focuses on laparoscopic hysterectomy. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Prisacaru's professional affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. She has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Gallagher include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gallagher honors. He welcomes new patients. 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, he speaks Medical Spanish.

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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
1400 N. Interstate 35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Weinfeld's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Weinfeld accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He is open to new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Weinfeld has received distinctions including Austin Magazine; Top Doctors (Plastic Surgery); and Professional Recognition: Chair.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (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 plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Cullington 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. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cullington 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 received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Cullington is open to 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's specialties are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Patient ratings for Dr. Breen average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Breen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Breen trained at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Breen speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Douglas Reed Elenz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
900 W 38th Street; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Elenz's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Elenz has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Elenz attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Elenz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Healthcare Family and Central Texas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Dr. David Turner's medical specialty is plastic surgery and undersea and hyperbaric medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Turner include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Turner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Turner's residency was performed 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. Dr. Turner is conversant in 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, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Ned Snyder's specialty is facial plastic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Snyder's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Snyder'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 Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Sanjay Sharma specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sharma has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center and Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Lynne Knowles' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knowles takes. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Knowles's residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Knowles include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include 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. John Martin Uecker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
313 E 12th Street; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Uecker's area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Uecker's clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uecker accepts. Before completing his residency at Methodist Health System, Dr. Uecker attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Uecker is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

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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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