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

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

Dr. Brannon Hyde practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Austin, TX. He studied medicine at 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hyde has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hyde is professionally affiliated with 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 physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. 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. Dr. Fortes has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. His 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: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,715 - $5,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $917 - $1,710
Dr. Faraz Kerendi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Faraz Kerendi is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Austin, TX. Dr. Kerendi's professional affiliations include 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 graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 J Dewan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 West 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Dewan sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Dewan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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. 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 in Austin, TX. 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. Dilling studied medicine 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine and practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Gallagher has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gallagher takes. He has an open panel. Dr. Gallagher is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gallagher trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. 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 a plastic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Weinfeld's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weinfeld is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Weinfeld completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Austin Magazine; Top Doctors (Plastic Surgery); and Professional Recognition: Chair. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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. Dr. Prisacaru's education and training includes medical school at Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Prisacaru's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Sharma is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Austin, TX. Dr. Sharma graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sharma accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Sharma 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. Michael T Breen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1313 Red River Street; Suite A1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Breen is a family medicine practitioner and general OB/GYN. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Breen include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Patients gave Dr. Breen an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Breen has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Breen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. James R 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cullington include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Cullington's 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, ... (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 area of specialization is facial plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Snyder include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. 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. On average, patients gave Dr. Snyder a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snyder takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4029 Capital of Texas Highway S; Suite 111
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Tran attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Tran include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Tran's 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. John M Uecker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
313 E 12th Street; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Uecker is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Uecker is affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Medical Center Williamson, and Seton Medical Center Hays. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Uecker's training includes a residency program at Methodist Health System. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uecker accepts. He is accepting 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)

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. He practices in Austin, TX. These areas are among Dr. Elenz's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Elenz completed a residency program at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a plastic surgeon and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. Dr. Turner is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Turner completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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