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 general surgeon and chest surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dewan attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He 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: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,293
  • Medicare Cost: $894
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 surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Austin, TX. Dr. Hyde 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 Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Faraz Kerendi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W. 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Faraz Kerendi is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Austin, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kerendi graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kerendi is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,619
  • Medicare Cost: $1,431
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. 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. He 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 specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Austin, TX. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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

  • 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 sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Weinfeld include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Weinfeld takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Weinfeld is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is open to new patients.

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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 A1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Marian Williams-Brown practices gynecologic oncology and obstetrics in Austin, TX and Galveston, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of gynecologic cancer surgery, clinical trials, and robotic surgery. Dr. Williams-Brown is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Seton Healthcare Family. Her education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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. James Richard Cullington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Austin, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Cullington average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He is accepting 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. Michael Timothy Breen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
313 East 12th Street; Suite 104
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Breen is a family medicine physician and general obstetrician and gynecologist. His areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Breen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Breen graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Breen trained at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Breen is conversant in 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. 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. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Knowles trained at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Knowles has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Oncology and Seton Healthcare Family.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Kyle, TX. Dr. Heinzman's clinical interests include heart problems. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. 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's specialty is 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. For his professional training, Dr. Uecker completed a residency program at Methodist Health System. 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. 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. Her areas of expertise include pelvic floor dysfunction, robotic surgery, and urinary incontinence. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. Dr. Aguilar is a graduate of SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguilar is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. She 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 works as an orthopedist. She graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Sheely 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 honors. Dr. Sheely is 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. Brent Michael Egeland, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brent Egeland is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Austin, TX and Round Rock, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Egeland include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Egeland is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. After attending the University of Michigan Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Nerve Reconstruction, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. John Gehring Harkins, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
313 E 12th Street; Suite 101
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Harkins is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Dr. Harkins graduated from West Virginia University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Harkins is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. Dr. Harkins is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Education, Academic Medicine, 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.