We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Interplan PPO near Baytown, TX.

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

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani is a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Dr. Ramchandani's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Ramchandani is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Dr. Reardon's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart valve disease and aorta surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reardon 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 attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Reardon has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $8,888
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 is a heart surgeon and chest surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. O'Hara include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. Dr. O'Hara is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. O'Hara is in-network 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.

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

Dr. Marcus Aquino sees patients in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Aquino is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aquino include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Aquino is a graduate of St. John's Medical College.

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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. 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lintner at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and adolescent issues. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His medical residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Lintner has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lintner is open to 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. James George Pyle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 107; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. James Pyle is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). The average patient rating for Dr. Pyle is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pyle is accepting new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,273
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $586
Dr. Alvin C.C. Goh, MD
Specializes in Urology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Alvin Goh's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Goh is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goh's 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. Patricia Ann Frey, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 290
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Patricia Frey specializes in general practice and general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Frey has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), pap test, and menopause. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Frey honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. 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)

Dr. Mark Edens Franklin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 107; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mark Franklin's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. 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's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Franklin is 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. Roderick Peter Iii Diggs III, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 290
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Roderick Diggs, who practices in Baytown, TX and Mansfield, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Diggs's practice, he is particularly interested in sexually transmitted diseases (STds), robotic surgery, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diggs takes. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, Sexually Transmitted ... (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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winston include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Winston attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Winston honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. 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. 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' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise consist of hip arthroscopy, sports health, and knee arthroscopy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Harris completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center. Dr. Harris's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His practice 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)

Dr. Caroline Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4301 Garth Road; Suite 303
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Kim is a specialist in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include colon cancer, skin surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kim takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and a graduate of Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency's residency program. Dr. Kim 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: Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (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.
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