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We found 62 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO near Austin, TX.

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. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Dewan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts 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 distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,293
  • Medicare Cost: $894
Dr. Faraz Kerendi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W. 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Faraz Kerendi is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Kerendi is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. 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 chest surgeon. He graduated from 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. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,512
  • Medicare Cost: $1,393
Dr. Neal Thomas Foley, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5656 Bee Caves Road; Suite H201
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Neal Foley is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Austin, TX. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Foley accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Foley has received the following distinction: 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 sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Dilling takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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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' specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Austin, TX. 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Fortes is 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Prisacaru attended medical school at Gr. T. Popa University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iasi and Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Clinical interests for Dr. Prisacaru include laparoscopic hysterectomy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Prisacaru 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. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His areas of clinical interest consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Dr. Gallagher is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Gallagher speaks Medical Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Westlake Hospital, Seton Medical Center, and Seton Healthcare Family. He 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 sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Weinfeld an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinfeld include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. 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. Dr. Weinfeld is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Weinfeld attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. He speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Dr. Breen is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Before completing his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona, Dr. Breen attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Breen accepts 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 accepting 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. James Richard Cullington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Austin, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cullington is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullington takes. Dr. Cullington has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes 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. Lynne Marie Knowles, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lynne Knowles' medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. She is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Knowles studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Knowles has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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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 is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Kyle, TX. Dr. Heinzman has a special interest in heart problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Heinzman's office for an appointment.

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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 practices general surgery. Dr. Uecker's clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Methodist Health System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 an urogynecology specialist. After completing medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine, Dr. Aguilar performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. She has indicated that her clinical interests include pelvic floor dysfunction, robotic surgery, and urinary incontinence. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aguilar takes. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguilar is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Her practice is open to 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. Dr. Sheely's average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sheely accepts. She attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,785 - $1,789
  • Medicare Cost: $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.