We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near El Paso, TX.

Dr. Antonio Santillan-Gomez, MBA, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4800 Alberta Avenue
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Antonio Santillan-Gomez, who practices in San Antonio, TX and El Paso, TX, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. 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. After attending Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Santillan-Gomez is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 66
  • Charge (avg.): $2,319 - $3,006
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $407 - $1,011
Dr. Deborah Seelig, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1700 Murchison Drive; Suite 200
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Seelig specializes in plastic surgery. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Seelig's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. She is affiliated with Providence Memorial Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Seelig graduated from Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Her medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Dr. Jorge Acosta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5001 North Piedras Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Acosta, who practices in El Paso, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Acosta has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with El Paso VA Health Care System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,819
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682

Specializes in Urology
2201 North Stanton Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bagg's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Bagg average 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,035
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $798

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1700 N Oregon Street; Suite 630
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Francisco Gonzalez is an El Paso, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez's medical residency was performed at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Gonzalez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $675 - $1,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $435 - $854
Dr. Richard William Farnam, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1700 N Oregon Street; Suite 520
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Richard Farnam is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Farnam is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $664 - $2,052
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $382 - $1,006

Specializes in Other
4646 N Mesa
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Hernandez graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hernandez takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,707
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $519

Specializes in Other
7420 Remcon Circle; Building A
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Spier's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Spier accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $2,035
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $798

Specializes in Surgery
1700 Curie Drive; Suite 5300
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Gerard Crecca is a specialist in surgery. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Crecca honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $712
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $634

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5005 N Piedras Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Kilcoyne works as an orthopedic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,592
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $101

Specializes in Urology
4470 Honey Willow Way
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Lauren Eisenberg's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). She studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $167

Specializes in Other
4646 N Mesa Street
El Paso, TX
 

Patients rated Dr. Thomas Alost highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Alost attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,225
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $375

Specializes in Other
1300 Murchison; Suite 310
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Keith Johnson honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,725
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $337

Specializes in Surgery
1810 Murchison Drive; Suite 250
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Atur Kasha practices surgery. Dr. Kasha is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,490
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1700 N Oregon Street; Suite 550
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Edward Gomez specializes in vascular surgery and practices in El Paso, TX. Dr. Gomez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,322 - $1,509
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $403 - $438

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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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