We found 38 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Silver near Dallas, TX.

Dr. John Keith Iii Abbott III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
 

Dr. John Abbott specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Rowlett, TX and Rockwall, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Abbott has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $9,990 - $41,455
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $203 - $577
Dr. H Jay Boulas, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. H. Boulas, who practices in Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Boulas (or staff) speaks Spanish, German, and Greek. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Boulas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. George A Toledo Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other, Otolaryngology
6110 Sherry Lane
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. George Toledo's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Toledo attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. Dr. Toledo has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Top Ten Dallas; and SuperDocs 2015, Texas Monthly Magazine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Don Alex Buford Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1015 N. Carroll Avenue; Suite 2000
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Don Buford's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems and shoulder problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Buford studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Buford's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
810 North Zang Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Heck is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He has a special interest in knee problems and hip problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heck takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Heck attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Heck completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Dennis R Gable, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
621 North Hall Street; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Gable's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gable is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Gable is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gable's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Dean Ward Smith, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1717 Main Street; Suite 5200
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Dean Smith is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Smith is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Carpal ... (Read more)

Dr. Winston Scott Webster, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. W. Webster's specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, robotic partial nephrectomy, and sexual dysfunction. Dr. Webster is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Webster speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, robotic pyeloplasty, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Kidney Cancer, Sexual Dysfunction, Bladder Cancer, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $1,696 - $2,708
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $832 - $1,317
Dr. Tuan-Hung Ba Chu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
621 N. Hall Street; Suite 520
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Tuan-Hung Chu practices general surgery and vascular surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Chu include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. 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, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Chu's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Roy Carrington Mason Jr., DO
Specializes in Urology
1411 N. Beckley Avenue; Pavilion Iii, Suite 464
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. R. Mason's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Mason completed his residency training at Methodist Health System, Ochsner Medical Center, and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Mason is affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $704
Dr. William Patrick Shutze, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Critical Care
621 North Hall Street; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. William Shutze is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Plano, TX, Dallas, TX, and Waxahachie, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shutze accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Shutze speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Dawson Shuford, MD
Specializes in Urology
3417 Gaston Avenue; Suite 830
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Shuford is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Dallas, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Shuford is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shuford include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and robotic partial nephrectomy. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Shuford trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for his residency. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic partial nephrectomy, robotic prostatectomy, robotic pyeloplasty, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Cystocele, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Edward Hohmann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
621 North Hall Street; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Hohmann sees patients in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Rockwall, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hohmann include amputation, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He attended the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hohmann has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Vasquez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
621 N. Hall Street; Suite 520
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Javier Vasquez works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Vasquez include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He 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 conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bertram Leon Iii Smith III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
621 North Hall Street; Suite 100
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bertram Smith is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and Plano, TX. These areas are among Dr. Smith's clinical interests: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Smith has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Martin English, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6901 Snider Plaza; Suite 140
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. James English is a plastic surgeon in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. English include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. English honors. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. Dr. English is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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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