We found 15 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 oncology specialist. His clinical interests encompass gynecologic cancer, robotic surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Messing 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 welcomes new patients. He 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 following distinction: 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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Bedford, TX, and Grapevine, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Harris include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Harris is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Taunton's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and pain. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Taunton accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). His 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. Michael Ly Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Michael Nguyen specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include hip arthroscopy, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Nguyen welcomes 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Grapevine, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Trophy Club, TX. His clinical interests include total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Wenger completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Robert S 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pollard include carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. Dr. Pollard accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Pollard has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). 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. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
461 Westpark Way
Euless, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Lugger include eyelid surgery, adjacent tissue transfer, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). Dr. Lugger studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lugger takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Omey speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. She obtained her medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed her residency at JPS Health Network. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Omey takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Omey welcomes new patients.

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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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, Arlington, TX, and Bedford, TX, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She 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. Street is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). 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. Scott L Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1305 Airport Freeway; 301
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Scott Greenberg's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenberg is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford (HEB). He welcomes new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. Dr. Delaughter is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Delaughter is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. His practice 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. Melvin Joseph Elieson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. M. Elieson's medical specialty is general surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Elieson 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 attended medical school at 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 (HEB). He is accepting 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
Dr. Michael William Bryan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bryan's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, laparoscopic colon surgery, and colorectal cancer screening. 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. Dr. Bryan is a graduate of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and a graduate of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Bryan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colon surgery

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

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. Patient ratings for Dr. Kwong average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Kwong is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. Dr. Kwong is a graduate of Albany Medical College. His residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. He speaks Cantonese.

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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. Larry M 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 specialist in hand surgery, spine surgery, and foot & ankle surgery. He works in Hurst, TX, Trophy Club, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. After completing medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at POH Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kjeldgaard's areas of expertise consist of knee replacement, spine surgery procedures, and sports injuries. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. Kjeldgaard's professional affiliations include 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: , 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.
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