We found 10 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 medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hamman at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamman takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency 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 Arlington Memorial Hospital. 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 Iii Abbott III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
 

Dr. John Abbott sees patients in Rowlett, TX and Rockwall, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. 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. Dr. Abbott has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Abbott has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Kennedy attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her areas of expertise include the following: anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. 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

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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Dr. Bogdan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Regional Medical Center at Grapevine, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bogdan takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Bogdan include: Summa Cum Laude Bachelors of Science in Chemistry & Zoology; Texas Super Doctors; and Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation, American Medical Association. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (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 Dallas, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among Dr. Chu's clinical interests: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Chu is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He speaks Vietnamese.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Lange is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Lange include colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. The average patient rating for Dr. Lange is 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Lange is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. Dr. Lange is open to 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shuford include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and robotic partial nephrectomy. Dr. Shuford honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shuford has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shuford's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Bradley Hubbard is a specialist in plastic surgery. He attended medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Hubbard's residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Hubbard's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Hubbard is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is open to 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 is a general gynecology specialist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and laser hair removal. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nelson takes. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Nelson attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson's professional affiliations include 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. Ray Friedman Aronowitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
810 North Zang Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Ray Aronowitz is a pediatric orthopedist. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Aronowitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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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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