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We found 24 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Cedar Park, TX.

Dr. Tory Austin Meyer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
1301 Medical Parkway; Suite 340
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Tory Meyer is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Meyer takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Meyer is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Problems

Dr. John Featherston Ii Eckford II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Wound Care
910 E. Whitestone Boulevard
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. John Eckford practices general surgery and wound care. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Eckford 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. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received distinctions including Texas A&M Medical Student Mentor Award; Arthur C Scott Research Award; and Podalarian Award.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Wounds, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Colon Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,101
  • Medicare Cost: $628
Dr. Mario Abel Longoria, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1120 Cottonwood Creek
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Mario Longoria's specialty is general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Longoria is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Longoria attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,250
  • Medicare Cost: $682
Dr. Neil Thomas Carstens, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
910 E. Whitestone Boulevard
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. N. Carstens is an orthopedist in Rowlett, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Georgetown, TX. Dr. Carstens is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Methodist Healthcare, Memphis and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carstens is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Pelvic Problems, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Patricia Christine Montemayor, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
910 E. Whitestone Boulevard
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. P. Montemayor specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Leander, TX, Cedar Park, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Boston Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Montemayor an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Montemayor has received the following distinction: Chief Resident, Department of OB/Gyn, Boston City Hospital, 1995-1996. She is conversant in Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Ultrasound, Contraception, Pap Test, Pregnancy Test, Pregnancy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl Julius Bischoff, MD
Specializes in Urology
1401 Medical Parkwaybldg. B; Suite 307
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Carl Bischoff practices urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bischoff is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for his residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,681 - $3,805
  • Medicare Cost: $358 - $1,625
Dr. Brian Thomas Hardy, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1401 Medical Parkway; Building B Suite 120
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Brian Hardy specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hardy accepts. Dr. Hardy is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. His residency was performed at UH Case Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hardy is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,400
  • Medicare Cost: $477
Dr. Rocco Charles Ii Piazza II, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7900 Fm; 1826 Bldg 2-206
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Rocco Piazza is a plastic surgery specialist in Austin, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Piazza include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and injectable fillers. Dr. Piazza has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Piazza takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Piazza is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Piazza has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Piazza is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Piazza's hospital/clinic affiliations include Private Practice and Seton Healthcare Family.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherrie Parker Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1401 Medical Parkway
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Sherrie Thomas sees patients in Austin, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Cedar Park, TX. Her medical specialty is general surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Thomas honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $628
Dr. Bradley Ray Adams, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1401 Medical Parkway; Building B Suite 120
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Adams practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Adams has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and hand problems. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. His residency was performed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Dr. Adams has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Michael Delee Loeb, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1401 Medical Parkway B; Suite 120
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Michael Loeb's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Loeb is affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 47
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,400 - $3,200
  • Medicare Cost: $172 - $1,064
Dr. Gregg Alan Vagner, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
715 Discovery Boulevard; Suite 102
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Gregg Vagner's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Vagner average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vagner takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $510
Dr. Stephen Walter Hardeman, MD
Specializes in Urology
15534 Rm; 620 Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Hardeman works as an urologist in Austin, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Hardeman is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hardeman is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,547
  • Medicare Cost: $1,470
Dr. Michael E Putney, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1401 Medical Parkway
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Michael Putney's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Round Rock, TX and Cedar Park, TX. Dr. Putney is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Putney completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Putney 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,804
  • Medicare Cost: $484
Dr. Loren R Jones, MD
Specializes in Urology
15534 Rm; 620 Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Loren Jones' medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Jones a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $726
  • Medicare Cost: $652
Dr. Karen Lee Stierman, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1730 E. Whitestone Boulevard
Cedar Park, TX
 

Dr. Karen Stierman, who practices in Austin, TX and Cedar Park, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stierman is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $727
  • Medicare Cost: $410

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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.