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We found 9 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA Indemnity near Baytown, TX.

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

Dr. Michael Reardon specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include heart valve disease and aorta surgery. Dr. Reardon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Reardon is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Reardon has received the following distinction: 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. Mahesh Kalachand Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramchandani include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ramchandani has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramchandani takes. 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: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, ... (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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry and a graduate of the University of Rochester Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Lintner include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and adolescent issues. The average patient rating for Dr. Lintner is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Lintner has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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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 works as an urologist in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Goh's clinical interests include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Goh is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pyle include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pyle takes. He has an open panel.

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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's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Franklin's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Franklin is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Winston's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. Patients gave him an average rating 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Winston is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. 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' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Baytown, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. Dr. Harris's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in hip arthroscopy, sports health, and knee arthroscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris takes. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Harris attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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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Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 211; Independence Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Kim's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: colon cancer, skin surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kim accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim completed her residency training at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is open to 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)

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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.