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We found 30 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold 2250/Austin HMOx near Austin, TX.

Dr. Stephen James Dewan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 West 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Dewan is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Austin, TX. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Dewan graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dewan 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 an Austin, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kerendi attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kerendi 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. 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. Hyde has received the distinction of 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. Emery Walter Dilling, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Emery Dilling practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Austin, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dilling graduated from 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 is a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Austin, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Fortes has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,715 - $5,050
  • Medicare Cost: $917 - $1,710
Dr. Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Craniofacial & Reconstructive; Plastic Surgery Center
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Weinfeld is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Weinfeld accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Weinfeld trained at a hospital affiliated with 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. Marian Yvette Williams-Brown, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
1313 Red River Street; Suite 305
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Marian Williams-Brown sees patients in Austin, TX and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Williams-Brown's clinical interests include gynecologic cancer surgery, clinical trials, and robotic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Seton Healthcare Family. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Williams-Brown attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Gynecologic Cancer Surgery, Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Minimally ... (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. He practices in Austin, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Breen's clinical interests include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Patients gave Dr. Breen an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. 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. James Richard Cullington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Cullington performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. The average patient rating for Dr. Cullington is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cullington honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Knowles is affiliated with Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family. Before performing her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Knowles attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knowles honors. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include 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 specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Kyle, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heinzman include heart problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Heinzman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Heinzman is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 is a general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise consist of colorectal surgery procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Uecker takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Uecker's residency was performed at Methodist Health System. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His 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 specializes in urogynecology. Dr. Aguilar's areas of expertise include pelvic floor dysfunction, robotic surgery, and urinary incontinence. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. In addition to English, 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 has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. She is a graduate of 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
Dr. John Kenneth Politz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1010 West 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Politz is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Politz is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Politz attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Politz has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,119
  • Medicare Cost: $853
Dr. Stephen Michael Settle, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1010 W 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Settle's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Settle honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Settle is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,981
  • Medicare Cost: $1,248

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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.