We found 13 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 clinical interests encompass gynecologic cancer, robotic surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. 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 attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Messing is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Nathan Williams is an orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Grapevine, TX, Keller, TX, and Bedford, TX. His clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. Dr. Williams's training includes a residency program 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. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
461 Westpark Way
Euless, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Euless, TX and Southlake, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, adjacent tissue transfer, and dermabrasion. Dr. Lugger honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and 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. Dr. Lugger's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth 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: , 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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. His areas of expertise consist of carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. 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. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pollard has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His 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. Oscar David Taunton Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. O. Taunton is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Fort Worth, TX, Bedford, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Patients gave Dr. Taunton an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and pain. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for his residency. Dr. Taunton is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Reagan Street practices gynecologic oncology in Fort Worth, TX, Arlington, TX, and Bedford, TX. Dr. Street is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is accepting 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. Michael Craig Delaughter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Medicine
1305 Airport Freeway; Suite 301
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Michael Delaughter's medical specialty is adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Delaughter performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Delaughter's professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. He has an open panel.

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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. 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 an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise 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 honors. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Wenger is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. His practice is open to 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Elieson average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Elieson 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. He honors 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 attended medical school at 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 Lawrence Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1305 Airport Freeway; 301
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Scott Greenberg, who practices in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Greenberg studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Greenberg completed residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $975 - $1,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $437 - $873

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

Dr. Peter Kwong works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Kwong has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Maimonides Medical Center, Dr. Kwong attended Albany Medical College for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Cantonese. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Kwong is accepting 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. 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's areas of specialization are hand surgery, spine surgery, and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Hurst, TX, Trophy Club, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kjeldgaard include knee replacement, spine surgery procedures, and sports injuries. Dr. Kjeldgaard is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He obtained his medical school training at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at POH Regional Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. Kjeldgaard honors. Dr. Kjeldgaard is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

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

Dr. Michael Ly Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Michael Nguyen practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include hip arthroscopy, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His professional 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: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (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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