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 General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brannon Hyde's medical specialty is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hyde has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. 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: 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 specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Austin, TX. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Fortes is an in-network provider for 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.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Austin, TX. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Kerendi has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kerendi's professional 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.): $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's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Dewan graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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 W Dilling, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Emery Dilling sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dilling accepts. He 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 is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Gallagher's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Gallagher is conversant in Medical Spanish. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He welcomes 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
1400 N. Interstate 35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld is a plastic surgeon in Austin, TX. 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 Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Weinfeld honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Weinfeld include: 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. Genoveva Nicoleta Prisacaru, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4007 James Casey Street; Suite A100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Genoveva Prisacaru's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Prisacaru attended Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school. In her practice, Dr. Prisacaru focuses on laparoscopic hysterectomy. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Prisacaru is affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed 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. Dr. Sharma's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Dr. Sharma 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 works as a family medicine physician and general obstetrician and gynecologist in Austin, TX. He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Dr. Breen is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Breen attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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 R 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 in Austin, TX. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Cullington is professionally affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Before completing his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Cullington attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Cullington is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cullington takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting 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. Ned Snyder Iv IV, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
901 W. 38th Street; Suite 410
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Ned Snyder is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery. Dr. Snyder is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise 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 is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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 the following distinctions: 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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Tran's areas of expertise include the following: minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tran's office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Uecker is especially interested in colorectal surgery procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. His professional affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Medical Center Williamson, and Seton Medical Center Hays. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Methodist Health System, Dr. Uecker attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Austin, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elenz include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elenz accepts. Dr. Elenz attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Elenz trained at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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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 areas of specialization are plastic surgery and undersea and hyperbaric medicine; he sees patients in Austin, TX and Stephenville, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Turner's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and Texas Health Resources. 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Turner takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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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