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We found 10 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HealthSmart GEPO near Dallas, TX.

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Dr. Baron Lloyd Hamman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
621 N Hall Street; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Baron Hamman is a heart surgeon and chest surgeon. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hamman's clinical interests include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Hamman's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Abbott's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Abbott graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. 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 has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,990 - $41,455
  • Medicare Cost: $203 - $577
Dr. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3808 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests: anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,000 - $7,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,220 - $1,683
Dr. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 958
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens' medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Stephens 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. Dr. Stephens welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $628
Dr. Matthew Dawson Shuford, MD
Specializes in Urology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 1205, Barnett Tower
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Shuford practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Dallas, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Shuford's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and robotic partial nephrectomy. 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 graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shuford has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Shuford's practice 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,725
Dr. Daniel Aaron Worrel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Worrel is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Worrel trained at Shands HealthCare. Dr. Worrel has indicated that his clinical interests include knee surgery, hip surgery, and total joint replacement. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Worrel's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Hip Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 70
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,019 - $5,070
  • Medicare Cost: $162 - $987
Dr. Dale Yoo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 851
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Dale Yoo is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Yoo attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Yoo's areas of expertise consist of evoked potential test, cryotherapy, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yoo is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Yoo (or staff) is conversant in Korean and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Cryosurgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Laser Treatment, Electroencephalography, Evoked ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 165
  • Uninsured Cost: $416 - $914
  • Medicare Cost: $241 - $886
Dr. Ray Friedman Aronowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
810 North Zang Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ray Aronowitz sees patients in Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Aronowitz completed his residency training at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,420
  • Medicare Cost: $329
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Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffery Nelson is a general gynecologist in Rowlett, TX, Forney, TX, and Dallas, TX. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Nelson completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and laser hair removal. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson honors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Restylane, Gynecological Problems, Botox Injection, Hylaform, Laser Hair Removal, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Alan Hubbard, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Hubbard is a plastic surgeon in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hubbard is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hubbard has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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