We found 70 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold near Carrollton, TX.

Dr. Baron Lloyd Hamman, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
5420 Lbj Freeway, Suite 1900; Barnett 1201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Baron Hamman specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. Dr. Hamman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hamman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hamman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hamman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6750 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 257
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Green's professional affiliations include Medical City Fort Worth, HealthTexas Provider Network, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Green attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Green's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Green is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $10,000 - $11,864
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,251 - $1,671
Dr. Melanie Lynette Hafford, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6750 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 250
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Melanie Hafford specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In her practice, Dr. Hafford focuses on gastric bypass surgery and sleeve gastrectomy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Las Colinas. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Hafford performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Gastric Bypass Surgery

Dr. Mark Sim Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
400 W Lyndon B Johnson Freeway; Suite 330
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Mark Greenberg is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Greenberg's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Greenberg takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Greenberg attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Greenberg completed a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Greenberg has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 420
Addison, TX
 

Dr. William Newton is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Newton graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Newton trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Newton is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Newton is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Bing Shu-Bing Shu-Bing Tsay, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 W Lyndon B Johnson Freeway; Suite 330
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Bing Tsay's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Tsay's clinical interests: knee problems, knee replacement, and shoulder surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include All Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. 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. Tsay's practice is open to new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Alfredo Ricardo Antonetti, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6020 West Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Alfred Antonetti is a plastic surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include thigh lift, tummy tuck revision, and general reconstruction. Dr. Antonetti takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Antonetti trained at the University Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin Jackson Tittle, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
10743 Preston Road
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ben Tittle's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Tittle include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He has a 5.0 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. Tittle accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Tittle trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Tittle has received include Texas Super Doctors and Professional Recognition: Alpha Chi Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. William Fulton Tucker Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17051 North Dallas Parkway; Suite 420
Addison, TX
 

Dr. William Tucker's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Tucker is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Tucker has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Simon Levy, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6750 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 151
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Richard Levy, who practices in Dallas, TX and Irving, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Levy is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Dr. Levy accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Compass, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Levy is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert David Wilcox, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, Other
9 Medical Parkway; Suite 302 B
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Robert Wilcox is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Wilcox attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Wilcox's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wilcox honors United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and RealSelf Top Doctor. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Lip Implants, Nipple Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randolph Lee Troop, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5228 W Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Randal Troop is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Minnesota, Dr. Troop attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Shoulder Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 66
  • Charge (avg.): $1,120 - $3,065
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,027
Dr. Cynthia Anne Mace-Motta, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
6750 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 304
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Mace-Motta is a maternal-fetal medicine specialist, obstetrician, and gynecologist. She graduated from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mace-Motta accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Mace-Motta welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Family Planning, Physical Exams, Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Denton Watumull, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6750 North Macarthur; Suite 206e
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Richardson, TX, Irving, TX, and Garland, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watumull include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watumull takes. Dr. Watumull's education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Plastic Surgeons in Dallas; and D Magazine, 10 years. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Allan Nathan Sutker, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5228 W Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Allan Sutker is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sutker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital. Dr. Sutker has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Elliott Straus, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 W Lyndon B Johnson Freeway; Suite 330
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Brian Straus practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Irving, TX and Southlake, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and ankle problems. Dr. Straus is affiliated with All Star Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Patients rated Dr. Straus highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Straus has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, ... (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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