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We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Unicare near Cypress, TX.

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

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Leiva speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Leiva 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

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,780
  • Medicare Cost: $622
Dr. Matthew James St. Laurent, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. St. Laurent include obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal surgery. Dr. St. Laurent is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. St. Laurent's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,909
  • Medicare Cost: $1,234
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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. Dr. Bina is a graduate of Shaheed Beheshti Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Bina include laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bina 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. Alberto David Cuellar, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alberto Cuellar practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cuellar include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. Dr. Cuellar is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Cuellar 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. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mukarram Ali Baig, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
21216 Nw Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mukarram Baig is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baig is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Baig performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He honors 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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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $524
Dr. Rajeshwar Pal Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol is an adult gastroenterologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrol is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients. Before performing his residency at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Abrol attended Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar for medical school. Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks the following 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. Subramanyam Manny Ayyar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Ayyar attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayyar include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ayyar accepts. Dr. Ayyar speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,638 - $15,000
  • Medicare Cost: $599 - $969
Dr. John Nicholas Papadopoulos, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
18220 State Highway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Papadopoulos is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Papadopoulos's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, infertility, and tumor. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics' residency program. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral ... (Read more)

Dr. Kamran Khalid Khan Sherwani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
21216 Nw Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Sherwani specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Dr. Sherwani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Sherwani include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU), Dr. Sherwani attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and Rawalpindi Medical College for medical school. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $524
Dr. Kim Dorian Keller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 210
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kim Keller's specialty is general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Keller include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Dr. Keller takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Keller graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to 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

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,031 - $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $584 - $590
Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27700 Northwest Frwy.; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Bluhm's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bluhm obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is accepting 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

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $654
Dr. Joseph Samuel Iii Montgomery III, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 315
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Montgomery is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Montgomery is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Montgomery attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Montgomery honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

Dr. Alain Edmond Elbaz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
21212 Northwest Frwy.; Suite 605
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Alain Elbaz works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX, Tomball, TX, and Cypress, TX. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis surgery, and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Elbaz is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Elbaz welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,778 - $10,776
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $1,084
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 605
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. David Mack is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX, Tomball, TX, and Cypress, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Mack takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Mack is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,778
  • Medicare Cost: $176
Dr. Todd Miles Holt, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13114 Fm 1960; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Holt is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Holt average 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holt include menopause, pap test, and pelvic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Holt takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hienaman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13114 Fm 1960; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Hienaman is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: menopause, pap test, and pelvic surgery. Dr. Hienaman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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, Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, ... (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.