We found 50 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO 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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Hyde is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School 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. He has received the distinction of 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 sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kerendi is a graduate of 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. 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 James Dewan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 West 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Dewan specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Dewan is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dewan has received the following distinction: 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. Emery Walter Dilling, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Emery Dilling works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon in Austin, TX. Dr. Dilling graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dilling honors.

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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 practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Austin, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Fortes 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 general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Austin, TX. In her practice, Dr. Prisacaru focuses on laparoscopic hysterectomy. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Prisacaru is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. She obtained her medical school training at Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Prisacaru is professionally affiliated with Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. She is open to 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. Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Craniofacial & Reconstructive; Plastic Surgery Center
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Austin, TX. Dr. Weinfeld attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinfeld is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weinfeld include: Austin Magazine; Top Doctors (Plastic Surgery); and Professional Recognition: Chair. Dr. Weinfeld is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Austin, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Dr. Gallagher's professional affiliations include Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Gallagher is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Gallagher speaks Medical Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Cullington's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Cullington's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Cullington has received the distinction of 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 Timothy Breen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
313 East 12th Street; Suite 104
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Breen's areas of specialization are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology; he sees patients in Austin, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Breen performed his 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). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Breen is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Breen is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Turner honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Turner attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. 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. Dr. Sharma's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Patient ratings for Dr. Sharma average 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Sharma has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Sharma has an open panel.

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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 works as a gynecologic oncologist. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Knowles attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. She is 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. 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 Austin, TX. These areas are among his 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 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Uecker's 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. Vivian Del Carmen Carmen Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
911 W 38th Street; Suite 202
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vivian Aguilar is a specialist in urogynecology. She works in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aguilar include pelvic floor dysfunction, robotic surgery, and urinary incontinence. Dr. Aguilar is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She studied medicine at 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. Dr. Aguilar honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. She is accepting new patients.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Kyle, TX, Lockhart, TX, and Austin, TX. Dr. Sheely is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Sheely average 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sheely is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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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