We found 28 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 sees patients in Euless, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Irving, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in bariatric revision surgery. Dr. Rivera's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. 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. Dr. Rivera's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. 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. 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, who practices in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. His clinical interests include gynecologic cancer, robotic surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Messing graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Messing'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. He has an open panel.

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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' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fort Worth, TX, Bedford, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Harris is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Harris speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include 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

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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and pain. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Taunton honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Taunton attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Taunton's practice is open to 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 is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. 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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Nathan Williams sees patients in Grapevine, TX, Keller, TX, and Bedford, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Loma Linda University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Williams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Revision, Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jerry Lugger is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Lugger include eyelid surgery, adjacent tissue transfer, and dermabrasion. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before completing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Lugger attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Lugger has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Pollard's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. 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 completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Pollard attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Pollard's practice is open to 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. Scott Andrew Wenger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
8801 N. Tarrant Parkway
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Scott Wenger is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wenger attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. His hospital/clinic 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. Dr. Ducic (or staff) is conversant in Serbo-Croatian and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ducic accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He 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, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Monica Omey practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Fort Worth, TX. Her areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Omey is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Before completing her residency at JPS Health Network, Dr. Omey attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Omey speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She 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. 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. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Street is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,042
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $973
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, Fort Worth, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. Dr. Delaughter has indicated that his clinical interests include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. He is accepting 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. Melvin Joseph Elieson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. M. Elieson sees patients in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Elieson studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Elieson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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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

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

Dr. Peter Kwong is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Bedford, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Kwong speaks Cantonese. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He graduated from Albany Medical College and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwong honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Thomas Purgett practices general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Purgett is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Patient reviews placed Dr. Purgett at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Purgett honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Purgett's practice 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

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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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