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We found 32 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests encompass weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Rivera's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $708
Dr. Mark Joseph Messing, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1609 Hospital Parkway; Suite 300
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Mark Messing is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Bedford, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Messing attended Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Messing's areas of expertise include gynecologic cancer, robotic surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Messing takes. Dr. Messing has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,045
  • Medicare Cost: $1,031
Dr. Robert Stephen Pollard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1604 Hospital Parkway; #505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Robert Pollard works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon. Dr. Pollard's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pollard include carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pollard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,279
  • Medicare Cost: $588
Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed Dr. Smith at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Smith's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He is accepting 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, Bone Cancer, Cosmetic Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathan Edward Ii Williams II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2419 Hwy 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Nathan Williams' areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery; he sees patients in Grapevine, TX, Keller, TX, and Bedford, TX. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Williams takes. Dr. Williams is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Reagan Street sees patients in Fort Worth, TX, Arlington, TX, and Bedford, TX. Her medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Street graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. She has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,042
  • Medicare Cost: $973
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 works as a facial plastic surgeon, ear, nose and throat specialist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. Dr. Ducic has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital, Dr. Ducic attended the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Serbo-Croatian and French. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Dr. Ducic is open to 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: Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Lugger is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thigh lift. Dr. Lugger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lugger's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 301
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Iyad Rashdan, who practices in Bedford, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Penn Presbyterian Medical Center. Patient ratings for Dr. Rashdan average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rashdan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Rashdan (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. Dr. Rashdan's professional affiliations include HeartPlace and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,115
  • Medicare Cost: $493
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 surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. Dr. Bryan's areas of expertise include diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Bryan attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Bryan is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,314 - $2,627
  • Medicare Cost: $596 - $1,315
Dr. Oscar David Taunton Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. O. Taunton sees patients in Fort Worth, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Bedford, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Taunton's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Taunton include knee replacement, revision hip arthroplasty, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Taunton is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Knee Revision, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,303 - $1,361
  • Medicare Cost: $504 - $521
Dr. Michael Craig Delaughter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Medicine
1305 Airport Freeway; Suite 301
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Michael Delaughter specializes in adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. Dr. Delaughter is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delaughter include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. 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 affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. Dr. Delaughter's practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 121
  • Uninsured Cost: $975 - $1,930
  • Medicare Cost: $443 - $880
Dr. Scott Andrew Wenger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4375 Booth Calloway Road; Suite 400
North Richland Hills, TX
 

Dr. Scott Wenger is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Dr. Wenger is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Wenger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Melvin Joseph Elieson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. M. Elieson's specialty is general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elieson include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Elieson is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 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. Elieson honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,314
  • Medicare Cost: $617
Dr. Thomas Jaye Purgett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Purgett's specialty is general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Purgett is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago for medical school, he completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Purgett is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,330
  • Medicare Cost: $581
Dr. Larry Mitchell Kjeldgaard, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
809 W Harwood Road; Suite 101
Hurst, TX
 

Dr. Larry Kjeldgaard is a hand surgery, spine surgery, and foot & ankle surgery specialist. He is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in knee replacement, spine surgery procedures, and sports injuries. Dr. Kjeldgaard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. 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. Kjeldgaard has an open panel. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kjeldgaard completed a residency program at POH Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Knee Replacement, Spine Surgery Procedures, Knee ... (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.