We found 18 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 cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Mettauer's areas of expertise include the following: 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Mettauer speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mettauer welcomes 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. Daniel Garber Stroud, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stroud include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. 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 has an open panel. Dr. Stroud attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Jorge Leiva practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He attended Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for residency. His areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Leiva speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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: 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; #305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Matthew St. Laurent works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. In his practice, he is particularly interested in obesity, laparoscopic surgery, and abdominal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. St. Laurent accepts 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. St. Laurent 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

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's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Bina is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bina accepts. He graduated from Shaheed Beheshti Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Mukarram Baig is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Baig is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: 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. He attended Aga Khan University Medical College and Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. Dr. Baig 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. 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. John Nicholas Papadopoulos, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
18220 State Highway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Papadopoulos is an urologist and cancer surgeon in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. 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. These areas are among Dr. Papadopoulos's clinical interests: bladder cancer, infertility, and tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Papadopoulos's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Rajeshwar Pal Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Abrol is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. His medical residency was performed at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Abrol has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Ayyar include 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 attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. Ayyar speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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: 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. 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. After completing medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and Rawalpindi Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Sherwani accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Sherwani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Sherwani is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. 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 area of specialization is general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Dr. Keller's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keller takes. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Keller attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Sign Language and Spanish.

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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. Joseph Samuel Iii Montgomery III, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 315
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Montgomery works as a general gynecologist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Montgomery include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. Dr. Montgomery has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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. Montgomery 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 practices general surgery in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Bluhm's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bluhm has an open panel. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Bluhm trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency.

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

Dr. Mary Hienaman's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hienaman include menopause, pap test, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hienaman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Holt's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, pap test, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Holt welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Irvin Saron is an urologist in Cypress, TX. Dr. Saron graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Columbia University for residency. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Saron include pelvic reconstructive surgery, incontinence, and vasectomy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Saron is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $822

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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.