We found 25 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patients rated Dr. Rivera highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in bariatric revision surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. 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's specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Messing's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Clinical interests for Dr. Messing include gynecologic cancer, robotic surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Messing has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Smith has received include Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
461 Westpark Way
Euless, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Euless, TX and Southlake, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lugger's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, adjacent tissue transfer, and dermabrasion. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lugger is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Reagan Street specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Fort Worth, TX, Arlington, TX, and Bedford, TX. Dr. Street honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Street welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Pollard is a physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Pollard is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. His clinical interests include carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pollard has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Nathan Williams' specialties are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He practices in Grapevine, TX, Keller, TX, and Bedford, TX. Dr. Williams's clinical interests include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. He attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Williams trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Dr. Williams has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Yadranko Ducic is a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. Dr. Ducic's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks Serbo-Croatian and French. Dr. Ducic is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. Dr. Ducic 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. Melvin Joseph Elieson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. M. Elieson works as a general surgeon in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. Dr. Elieson's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Elieson include laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Elieson is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of 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. 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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Wenger include total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wenger accepts. 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. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Wenger 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. Oscar David Taunton Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. O. Taunton works as an orthopedic surgeon in Fort Worth, TX, Bedford, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Dr. Taunton is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee replacement, revision hip arthroplasty, and musculoskeletal problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Taunton completed his residency training 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. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Knee Revision, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (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. Michael Craig Delaughter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Medicine
1305 Airport Freeway; Suite 301
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Michael Delaughter practices adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine in Bedford, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Delaughter include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He 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. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. Dr. Delaughter is open to new patients.

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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. Thomas Jaye Purgett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Purgett specializes in general surgery and practices in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Purgett average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Purgett is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency. Dr. Purgett has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,330
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 surgeon, spine surgeon, and foot and ankle surgeon in Hurst, TX, Trophy Club, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Kjeldgaard graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at POH Regional Medical Center. He is especially interested in knee replacement, spine surgery procedures, and sports injuries. Dr. Kjeldgaard is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Central Drive; Suite 200
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Peter Kwong's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Bedford, TX. Dr. Kwong is conversant in Cantonese. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kwong completed a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Kwong a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kwong's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,998
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $433
Dr. Peter Edward Grays, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1909 Central Drive; Suite 202
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Peter Grays is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Grays's areas of clinical interest consist of colon surgery, inguinal hernia repair, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Columbus Hospital, Chicago, Dr. Grays attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Grays speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Appendicitis, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Inguinal Hernia Repair, Abdominal ... (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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