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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 works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hamman's areas of expertise 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 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. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Hamman speaks Spanish.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Abbott takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Abbott attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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, who practices in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kennedy studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is open to new patients.

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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 is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Stephens is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Stephens attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for 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 Super Doctors. Dr. Stephens has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shuford include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and robotic partial nephrectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Shuford honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including 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)

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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Worrel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Shands HealthCare. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee surgery, hip surgery, and total joint replacement. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Worrel's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He 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, who practices in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Yoo obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. These areas are among his clinical interests: evoked potential test, cryotherapy, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Yoo has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Yoo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Korean and Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Yoo welcomes new patients.

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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
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Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffery Nelson practices general gynecology. Clinical interests for Dr. Nelson include gynecological problems, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and laser hair removal. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Nelson 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. Nelson 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. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Ray Friedman Aronowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
810 North Zang Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ray Aronowitz's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Dr. Aronowitz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,420
  • Medicare Cost: $329
Dr. Bradley Alan Hubbard, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Hubbard practices plastic surgery in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. For his professional training, Dr. Hubbard completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Hubbard's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hubbard is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.