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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 works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramchandani honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramchandani studied medicine at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ramchandani completed a residency program 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. Dr. Ramchandani has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Reardon average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include heart valve disease and aorta surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Reardon attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reardon has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Hara include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. O'Hara takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency 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. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, pediatric surgery, and general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickard include 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. Dr. Pickard studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (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 practices pediatric anesthesiology, pediatric cardiology, and cardiac anesthesiology in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Miller-Hance include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart failure, and bronchoscopy. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). She studied medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. For her professional training, Dr. Miller-Hance completed residency programs at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Massachusetts General Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and United Healthcare Choice.

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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 ear, nose and throat specialist. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Clinical interests for Dr. Streitmann include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Streitmann's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Streitmann takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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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's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Baldwin's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and menopause. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baldwin accepts. Dr. Baldwin welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Baldwin's medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Aquino's clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino attended medical school at St. John's Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Anthony Echo is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Echo include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Echo is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He attended the University of Nevada School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Echo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. The average patient rating for Dr. Lintner is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lintner include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and adolescent issues. Dr. Lintner is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lintner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients. He attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Rochester Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Goh include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Goh attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Goh accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice 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 sees patients in Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pyle's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pyle 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 welcomes new patients. He graduated from 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. Edward Manuel Pina, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road; Suite 301
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Edward Pina works as a general surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Pina include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Pina is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. Monira Hamid-Kundi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Monira Hamid-Kundi, who practices in Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and breast reconstruction. Dr. Hamid-Kundi is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of Aga Khan University Medical College. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Patricia Ann Frey, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 290
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Frey is a Baytown, TX physician who specializes in general practice and general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Frey's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of clinical interest consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), pap test, and menopause. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Frey's practice is open to new patients. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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)

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3711 Garth Road; Suite E
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Omer Ilahi is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. He is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Ilahi graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, Humana HMO, and more. Dr. Ilahi has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 49
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,488 - $3,905
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $1,092

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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.