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We found 19 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 is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology. Dr. Santillan-Gomez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,319 - $3,006
  • Medicare Cost: $407 - $1,011
Dr. Deborah Seelig, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1700 Murchison Drive; Suite 200
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Deborah Seelig is a plastic surgeon in El Paso, TX. She is rated highly by her patients. These areas are among Dr. Seelig's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with Providence Memorial Hospital. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. For her professional training, Dr. Seelig completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Specializes in Urology
2201 North Stanton Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bagg is an El Paso, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Bagg has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider 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 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,035 - $4,275
  • Medicare Cost: $798 - $1,640
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
935 Sunland Park Drive; Suite 102
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Roger Belbel's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Belbel's medical residency was performed at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Belbel takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $917
  • Medicare Cost: $497
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Specializes in Urology
2201 North Stanton Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Taber specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Taber has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $650 - $4,275
  • Medicare Cost: $214 - $1,640
Dr. Jorge Acosta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
5001 North Piedras Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Acosta sees patients in El Paso, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Acosta is a graduate of 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 received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with El Paso VA Health Care System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,819
  • Medicare Cost: $682
Dr. Francisco Javier Gonzalez, MD
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). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix. The average patient rating for Dr. Gonzalez is 5.0 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $675 - $1,350
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $854
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
4301 N Mesa Street; Suite 101
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Juan Taveras-Hernandez's medical specialty is adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taveras-Hernandez accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $462 - $850
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Specializes in Other
7420 Remcon Circle; Building A
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Spier has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Spier 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. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,035
  • Medicare Cost: $798
Dr. Richard William Farnam, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1700 N Oregon Street; Suite 520
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Richard Farnam works as a general gynecologist. On average, patients gave Dr. Farnam a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Farnam accepts. He is a graduate of 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,052
  • Medicare Cost: $1,006
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Specializes in Other
4646 N Mesa
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Hernandez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans, Dr. Hernandez attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,707
  • Medicare Cost: $519
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Specializes in Urology
4470 Honey Willow Way
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Lauren Eisenberg works as an urologist. Dr. Eisenberg studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eisenberg takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $550
  • Medicare Cost: $167
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Specializes in Surgery
1700 Curie Drive; Suite 5300
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Gerard Crecca sees patients in El Paso, TX. His medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Crecca graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $712
  • Medicare Cost: $634
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1700 Cliff, Building A; Suite 200
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Edward Assi is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in El Paso, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Assi is 5.0 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. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,081
  • Medicare Cost: $499
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5005 N Piedras Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Kilcoyne is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in El Paso, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kilcoyne takes. Dr. Kilcoyne attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,592
  • Medicare Cost: $101
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Specializes in Other
1300 Murchison; Suite 310
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Keith Johnson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Johnson studied medicine at Meharry Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,725
  • Medicare Cost: $337

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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.