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We found 10 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA Indemnity near Baytown, TX.

Dr. Mahesh Kalachand Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Ramchandani's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramchandani graduated from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Reardon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reardon is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Reardon's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease and aorta surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Reardon welcomes new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Texas Heart Institute. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aorta Surgery, Tumor, Heart Valve Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,888
  • Medicare Cost: $1,111
Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4301 Garth Road, Suite 212; Independence Plaza Ii
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Walter O'Hara's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Hara include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. O'Hara accepts. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. O'Hara is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed ... (Read more)

Dr. David M Lintner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4000 Garth Road, Suite 200; Bank of America Building
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. David Lintner specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lintner include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and adolescent issues. Dr. Lintner's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and then he performed his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Lintner has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

Dr. Alvin C.C. Goh, MD
Specializes in Urology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Alvin Goh's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goh include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Goh a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goh honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. James George Pyle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 107; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. James Pyle is an orthopedic surgeon. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among Dr. Pyle's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Pyle's practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis Surgery, Hip Problems, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,273
  • Medicare Cost: $586
Dr. Mark Edens Franklin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 107; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mark Franklin works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Franklin's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Franklin's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Leland Alfred Winston, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4000 Garth Road, Suite 200; Bank of America Building
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Leland Winston's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winston include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Winston has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Winston has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Caroline Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 211; Independence Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Kim practices general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, skin surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kim is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Kim is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Biopsy, Breast Surgery, Bronchoscopy, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua David Harris, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4000 Garth Road, Suite 200; Bank of America Building
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Harris works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Baytown, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of hip arthroscopy, sports health, and knee arthroscopy. Patients gave Dr. Harris an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Harris performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Surgical Repair, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (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.