We found 25 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 100/1000 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. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard works as a heart surgeon, pediatric surgeon, and general surgeon in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pickard's areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pickard's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

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. Wanda Circe Miller-Hance, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Anesthesiology, Pediatric Cardiology, Cardiac Anesthesiology, General Pediatrics
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Wanda Miller-Hance's specialties are pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, and cardiac anesthesiology. Her areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart failure, and bronchoscopy. Dr. Miller-Hance takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Dr. Miller-Hance's medical residency was performed at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Ultrasound, Invasive Cardiology, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Video-Assisted ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Streitmann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2800 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Michael Streitmann is a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Streitmann is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient reviews placed Dr. Streitmann at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (Read more)

Dr. Susan L Baldwin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 207
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Susan Baldwin is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Dr. Baldwin's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before performing her residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Baldwin attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Circumcision, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Echo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Echo, who practices in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Echo average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Echo include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA. Dr. Echo is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Echo attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Echo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (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. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Pina's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pina studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pina has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Cosmetic Surgery, Gallstones, Flexible ... (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. Monira Hamid-Kundi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Her areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamid-Kundi accepts. Dr. Hamid-Kundi is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (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. Patricia Ann Frey, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 290
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Frey's specialties are general practice and general obstetrics & gynecology. She practices in Baytown, TX. Dr. Frey studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She has indicated that her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), pap test, and menopause. Patients gave her an average rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Frey welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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)

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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.