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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. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hamman include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. The average patient rating for Dr. Hamman is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hamman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Rowlett, TX and Rockwall, TX. Dr. Abbott takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Abbott is accepting 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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Kennedy's 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, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. She welcomes 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. Michael Andrew Bogdan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4131 N Central Expressway; Suite 950
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bogdan is a specialist in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Bogdan is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Bogdan trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for his residency. He 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. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bogdan's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Breast ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kurt Lange is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Dallas, TX and Sunnyvale, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. Dr. Lange's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lange welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He speaks Spanish.

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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
3600 Gaston Avenue; Suite 1205, Barnett Tower
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Shuford is an urologist in Dallas, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Shuford include bladder cancer, cancer surgery, and robotic partial nephrectomy. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shuford's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Worrel include knee surgery, hip surgery, and total joint replacement. Dr. Worrel is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Shands HealthCare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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
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Specializes in General Gynecology
5201 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffery Nelson, who practices in Rowlett, TX, Forney, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Nelson's clinical interests: gynecological problems, laparoscopic hysterectomy, and laser hair removal. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. 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)

Dr. Dale Yoo, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3600 Gaston Avenue; Wadley Tower, Suite 851
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Dale Yoo practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Yoo (or staff) speaks Korean and Spanish. Dr. Yoo has indicated that his clinical interests include evoked potential test, cryotherapy, and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Patients gave Dr. Yoo an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yoo is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He 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
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. Dr. Aronowitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Dr. Aronowitz attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with 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

  • 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 is a specialist in plastic surgery. His residency was performed at the University of Missouri Health System. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Hubbard has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hubbard's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Hubbard's office for an appointment.

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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.