We found 27 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans near Bedford, TX.

Dr. Julio Robert Rivera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
251 Westpark Way; Suite 300
Euless, TX
 

Dr. Julio Rivera works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Euless, TX and Grapevine, TX. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivera include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Rivera's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Rivera attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivera honors. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $708
Dr. Mark Joseph Messing, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1609 Hospital Parkway; Suite 300
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Mark Messing is a gynecologic oncologist. In his practice, Dr. Messing focuses on gynecologic cancer, robotic surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Messing honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Messing is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Messing trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Howard Walker Harris, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2425 Hwy 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Howard Harris sees patients in Fort Worth, TX, Bedford, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Harris's clinical interests include ACL reconstruction, sports health, and shoulder replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harris honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oscar David Taunton Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. O. Taunton's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and pain. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taunton honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Taunton obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Revision, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,303 - $1,361
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $504 - $521
Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Smith is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Smith welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, minimally invasive thyroidectomy

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Ly Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Michael Nguyen's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine for residency. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: hip arthroscopy, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Andrew Wenger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8801 N. Tarrant Parkway
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Scott Wenger is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Grapevine, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Wenger's clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Wenger trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wenger's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Yadranko N Ducic, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Yadranko Ducic's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Ducic performed his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Ducic include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Ducic is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ducic is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks the following languages: Serbo-Croatian and French. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, minimally invasive thyroidectomy

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert S Pollard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1604 Hospital Parkway; #505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Robert Pollard practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Pollard attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pollard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Hernia, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Carotid Artery Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,279
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $588
Dr. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
461 Westpark Way
Euless, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, adjacent tissue transfer, and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Lugger attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lugger is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. 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: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica Lynn Omey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Monica Omey specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Omey's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Azle and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Omey's residency was performed at JPS Health Network. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Reagan Michelle Street, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1609 Hospital Parkway
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Reagan Street is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. She works in Fort Worth, TX, Arlington, TX, and Bedford, TX. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Street's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Street's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,042
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $973
Dr. Scott L Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1305 Airport Freeway; 301
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Scott Greenberg practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. Before completing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Greenberg attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Greenberg takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with HeartPlace, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $975 - $1,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $437 - $873
Dr. Michael Craig Delaughter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Medicine
1305 Airport Freeway; Suite 301
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Michael Delaughter sees patients in Bedford, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. Dr. Delaughter's areas of expertise include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Delaughter is accepting new patients. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Arrhythmias, Echocardiogram, Ablation

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 121
  • Charge (avg.): $975 - $1,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $443 - $880
Dr. Melvin Joseph Elieson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. M. Elieson is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Elieson average 3.5 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Elieson is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Elieson is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Elieson has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $1,314
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $617
Dr. Michael William Bryan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bryan is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Dr. Bryan studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bryan completed a residency program at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, laparoscopic colon surgery, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Bryan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB), and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colon surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, ... (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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