We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Unicare near Cypress, TX.

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. The average patient rating for Dr. Mettauer is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Mettauer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mettauer is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jorge Ignacio Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Leiva is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Leiva is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leiva accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,780
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $622
Dr. Daniel Garber Stroud, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Stroud performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew James St. Laurent, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; #305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. St. Laurent attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. St. Laurent's clinical interests include obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. St. Laurent is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
21212 N.w. Freeway; Suite 655
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Said Bina specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. He studied medicine at Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Bina's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bina accepts. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. Subramanyam Manny Ayyar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ayyar obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ayyar is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $2,638 - $15,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $599 - $969
Dr. Mukarram Ali Baig, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
21216 Nw Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mukarram Baig is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Baig is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Baig completed his residency training at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). 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 welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $524
Dr. Kamran Khalid Khan Sherwani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
21216 Nw Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Sherwani is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He works in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sherwani include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Sherwani's education and training includes medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and Rawalpindi Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Sherwani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High Cholesterol, Stroke, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $524
Dr. Rajeshwar Pal Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol specializes in adult gastroenterology. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Abrol is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Abrol accepts. He welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Abrol's medical residency was performed at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Kim Dorian Keller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 210
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kim Keller's area of specialization is general surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Keller a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Keller attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Keller has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Keller welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $3,031 - $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $584 - $590
Dr. Joseph Samuel Iii Montgomery III, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 315
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Montgomery's specialty is general gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Montgomery's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. 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. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Montgomery performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Problems, Hysterectomy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27700 Northwest Frwy.; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm works as a general surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bluhm at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Bluhm is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $654
Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hienaman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13114 Fm 1960; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Hienaman practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Houston, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, pap test, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Hienaman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Gynecological Problems, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd Miles Holt, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13114 Fm 1960; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Holt's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Holt's areas of expertise include menopause, pap test, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Holt graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 440
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Irvin Saron's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include pelvic reconstructive surgery, incontinence, and vasectomy. Dr. Saron is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University, Dr. Saron attended the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg for medical school. Dr. Saron accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Incontinence, Cancer, Vasectomy, Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery, Prostate Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $822
David Neil Gunther
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
10720 Barker Cypress
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. David Gunther's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Gunther average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gunther's areas of expertise include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Gunther takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteomyelitis, ... (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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