We found 11 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept HealthSmart GEPO near Dallas, TX.

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

Dr. Baron Hamman is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hamman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamman include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hamman accepts 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hamman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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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 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. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3808 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy accepts. Dr. Kennedy studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Kennedy is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $7,000 - $7,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,220 - $1,683
Dr. Michael Andrew Bogdan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4131 N Central Expressway; Suite 950
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bogdan works as a plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave Dr. Bogdan a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bogdan include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Bogdan attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Bogdan has received professional recognition including the following: Summa Cum Laude Bachelors of Science in Chemistry & Zoology; Texas Super Doctors; and Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation, American Medical Association. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Aaron Worrel, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3500 Gaston Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Worrel's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Dallas, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Worrel include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. Dr. Worrel honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Shands at the University of Florida. In addition to English, Dr. Worrel speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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. Kurt Charles Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Lange works as an adult gastroenterologist. In addition to English, Dr. Lange speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lange include colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Lange attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lange takes. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper ... (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. Ray Friedman Aronowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
810 North Zang Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ray Aronowitz's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Aronowitz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $329
Dr. Bradley Alan Hubbard, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Hubbard is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Hubbard graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University and then he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Clinical interests for Dr. Hubbard include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hubbard has received include Texas Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffery Nelson's area of specialization is general gynecology. His areas of expertise include gynecological problems, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and laser hair removal. Dr. Nelson's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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