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's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Ramchandani attended the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. The average patient rating for Dr. Ramchandani is 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. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is 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 in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Reardon has a special interest in heart valve disease and aorta surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Reardon is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Reardon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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 is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. O'Hara include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. O'Hara's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. The average patient rating for Dr. O'Hara is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. O'Hara honors 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: , 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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Aquino is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from St. John's Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aquino's office for an appointment.

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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 a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Lintner is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and adolescent issues. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center, Dr. Lintner attended the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry for medical school. Dr. Lintner 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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Goh 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. He is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Goh is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goh 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pyle include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pyle honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pyle welcomes 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

  • 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 is a general practitioner and general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Frey's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), pap test, and menopause. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Frey is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Franklin average 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. 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. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Franklin 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. Roderick Peter Iii Diggs III, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4201 Garth Road; Suite 290
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Roderick Diggs is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of clinical interest consist of sexually transmitted diseases (STds), robotic surgery, and laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Diggs graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diggs honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Winston include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Winston's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a general surgeon. She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Kim trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kim include colon cancer, skin surgery, and crohn's disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kim takes. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kim welcomes 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. He is especially interested in hip arthroscopy, sports health, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Harris's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harris attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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)

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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.