We found 34 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold 2250/Austin HMOx 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hyde accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Faraz Kerendi practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Austin, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Kerendi attended medical school at 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. Dr. Kerendi's distinctions include: 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 is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dewan is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Dewan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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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. Daniel Leite Cardoso Fortes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Fortes is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fortes's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally 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. Emery W Dilling, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Emery Dilling's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Austin, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Dilling is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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. Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 N. Interstate 35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. 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 Healthcare Family. Dr. Weinfeld accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He is open to new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Weinfeld has received distinctions including 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. Gregory Louis Westmoreland, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
911 West 38th Street; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Greg Westmoreland is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Westmoreland's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Westmoreland include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Westmoreland is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Robert Davis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
911 W 38th Street; Suite 300
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Donald Davis is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Patient reviews placed Dr. Davis at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Health System. Dr. Davis has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Davis is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Marian Yvette Williams-Brown, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
1313 Red River Street; Suite A1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Marian Williams-Brown's areas of specialization are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics; she sees patients in Austin, TX and Galveston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Williams-Brown include gynecologic cancer surgery, clinical trials, and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Seton Healthcare Family. After attending Tulane University School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Williams-Brown takes Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Peter Madrid Garcia Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3755 S Capital of Tx Highway; Suite 160
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Peter Garcia's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Garcia trained at William Beaumont Army Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Garcia is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Garcia speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Clark Race, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3755 S Capital of Tx Highway; Suite 160
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Race is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Race include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Race attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Race speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Hip ... (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's specialties are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Patient ratings for Dr. Breen average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Breen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Breen trained at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Breen speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. 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. 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. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sharma include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. 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. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sharma has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center and Seton Healthcare Family. He 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. 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Knowles takes. She graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Knowles's residency was performed at Ohio State University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Knowles include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include 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 M Uecker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
313 E 12th Street; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Uecker's area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Uecker's 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 completing his residency at Methodist Health System, Dr. Uecker attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Uecker is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. His practice is open to 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. Vivian Del Carmen Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
911 W 38th Street; Suite 202
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vivian Aguilar sees patients in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguilar has a special interest in pelvic floor dysfunction, robotic surgery, and urinary incontinence. She is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine. Dr. Aguilar trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for her residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Aguilar is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Robotic Surgery

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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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