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We found 174 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept PHCS PPO near Bellaire, TX.

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6770 Bertner Avenue; Suite C-350
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Coselli attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. 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. Coselli has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coselli's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,603 - $8,539
  • Medicare Cost: $920 - $1,411
Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Richmond, TX. He studied medicine at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. For his residency, Dr. Tripathy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tripathy's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tripathy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terry Kent Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Scarborough attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Scarborough has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Scarborough speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic nephrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $12,500 - $13,000
  • Medicare Cost: $875 - $1,475
Dr. Jorge Ignacio Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
21216 Northwest Frwy; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Leiva is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leiva's clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Leiva attended medical school at Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,780
  • Medicare Cost: $622
Dr. Devinder Singh Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devinder Bhatia is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. Dr. Bhatia's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bhatia attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Bhatia speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Lung Biopsy, Maze Procedure, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,000
  • Medicare Cost: $823
Dr. Sherman Cheung Yu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Yu specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Yu's areas of expertise consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Yu has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahesh Kalachand Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin; Suite 1836
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramchandani honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramchandani studied medicine at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ramchandani completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ramchandani has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Reardon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1401
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reardon's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Reardon average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include heart valve disease and aorta surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Reardon attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reardon has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aorta Surgery, Tumor, Heart Valve Disease

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,888
  • Medicare Cost: $1,111
Dr. Scott Alan Scheinin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Scheinin is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. Dr. Scheinin is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Scheinin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Kidney Transplant, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Murray Lawrie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin; Suite 1842
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Lawrie is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Lawrie is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at The University of Sydney Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Lawrie is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lawrie is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lawrie is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Ross Michael Reul, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1101 Bates Avenue; Suite P514
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ross Reul's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve disease. Dr. Reul is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Reul is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1401
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter O'Hara sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. O'Hara include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. O'Hara takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. O'Hara is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed ... (Read more)

Dr. Min Peter Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1601
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Min Kim is a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kim include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), esophageal surgery, and lung tumor resection. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kim attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his residency. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kim honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Allen Bruckner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Suite 1401
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Bruckner is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). Dr. Bruckner honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Dr. Bruckner is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Transplant, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Eddie Suarez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6550 Fannin Street; Smith Tower, Suite 1401
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Suarez specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Suarez is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Suarez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Louis Eisemann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6550 Fannin; Suite 2119
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Eisemann is a plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Eisemann include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Eisemann attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Eisemann trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Eisemann has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (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.