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We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept First Health PPO near Bedford, TX.

Dr. Mark Joseph Messing, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1609 Hospital Parkway; Suite 300
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Mark Messing is a gynecologic oncologist. 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. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Pollard's areas of expertise include carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. 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 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

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,279
  • Medicare Cost: $588
Dr. Nathan Edward Ii Williams II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2419 Hwy 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Nathan Williams specializes in orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Grapevine, TX, Keller, TX, and Bedford, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Williams attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Williams has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. 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 takes 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 her office for an appointment. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,042
  • Medicare Cost: $973
Dr. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
461 Westpark Way
Euless, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Lugger a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thigh lift. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Lugger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Lugger attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. 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's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in Bedford, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Penn Presbyterian Medical Center's residency program. The average patient rating for Dr. Rashdan is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Rashdan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and French. He is professionally affiliated with HeartPlace and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Rashdan welcomes new patients.

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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. Dr. Bryan studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. 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. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bryan's office for an appointment.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Worth, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Bedford, TX. He is especially interested in knee replacement, revision hip arthroplasty, and musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. 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. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Taunton welcomes 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 is a specialist in adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. Dr. Delaughter's areas of expertise include the following: echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. Dr. Delaughter is accepting 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, who practices in North Richland Hills, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Trophy Club, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. 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. Dr. Wenger's areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wenger is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. New patients are welcome to contact his 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. Melvin Joseph Elieson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. M. Elieson practices general surgery. Dr. Elieson is especially interested in laparoscopic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Elieson's 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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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. 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 in Hurst, TX, Trophy Club, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Patients gave Dr. Kjeldgaard an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee replacement, spine surgery procedures, and sports injuries. He 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. Before performing his residency at POH Regional Medical Center, Dr. Kjeldgaard attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Kjeldgaard has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

Dr. Scott Lawrence Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1305 Airport Freeway; 301
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Scott Greenberg works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenberg is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $975 - $1,930
  • Medicare Cost: $437 - $873
Dr. Howard Walker Harris, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Howard Harris' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In his practice, he is particularly interested in musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Harris accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Harris's 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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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 279
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,305 - $2,414
  • Medicare Cost: $160 - $1,059
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1600 Central Drive; Suite 200
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Peter Kwong is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Kwong is conversant in Cantonese. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College. Dr. Kwong's training includes a residency program at Maimonides Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,998
  • Medicare Cost: $433
Dr. Wade Louis Lowry, MD
Specializes in Urology
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suites 201 and 202
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Wade Lowry's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lowry graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Lowry has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Hills Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford, and USMD Urology Associates of North Texas (UANT). His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,902
  • Medicare Cost: $817

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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.