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

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

Dr. Baron Hamman specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. Dr. Hamman's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hamman graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Hamman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hamman speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington. 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. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3808 Swiss Avenue
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Kennedy's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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 practices plastic surgery in Southlake, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Bogdan's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Bogdan trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency. He has received distinctions including Summa Cum Laude Bachelors of Science in Chemistry & Zoology; Texas Super Doctors; and Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation, American Medical Association. He is affiliated with Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Bogdan 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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Worrel's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and hip surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Shands at the University of Florida. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Worrel is professionally affiliated with 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. Bradley Alan Hubbard, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Hubbard is a plastic surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Hubbard average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Hubbard is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Hubbard accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Hubbard trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Chu attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Chu is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Chu 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. Kurt Charles Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Lange's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lange's areas of expertise include colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Lange speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colon 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Dallas, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shuford include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and robotic partial nephrectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Shuford attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Shuford include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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 works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Aronowitz attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,420
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $329

Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffery Nelson's area of specialization is general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nelson include gynecological problems, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and laser hair removal. Dr. Nelson's hospital/clinic 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 highly by his patients. Dr. Nelson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He welcomes 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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