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 works as a gynecologic oncologist in San Antonio, TX and El Paso, TX. Before performing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Santillan-Gomez attended Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Santillan-Gomez is professionally affiliated with Texas Oncology.

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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's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Seelig's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. She attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Tulane University for residency. Dr. Seelig is affiliated with Providence Memorial Hospital.

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

Dr. Jorge Acosta's area of specialization is general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average 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 studied medicine 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 received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is 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
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Specializes in Urology
2201 North Stanton Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bagg's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bagg takes 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. Dr. Bagg 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Belbel 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 welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Belbel completed a residency program at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Dr. Belbel is conversant in Spanish.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave Dr. Taber an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $650 - $4,275
  • Medicare Cost: $214 - $1,640
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1700 N Oregon Street; Suite 630
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Francisco Gonzalez is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before performing his residency at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix, Dr. Gonzalez attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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, who practices in El Paso, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Taveras-Hernandez 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: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $462 - $850
Dr. Richard William Farnam, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
1700 N Oregon Street; Suite 520
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Richard Farnam's specialty is general gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Farnam graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $664 - $2,052
  • Medicare Cost: $382 - $1,006
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Specializes in Other
4646 N Mesa
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Alvaro Hernandez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hernandez attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,707
  • Medicare Cost: $519
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Specializes in Other
7420 Remcon Circle; Building A
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Spier's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Spier takes 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 Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,035
  • Medicare Cost: $798
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Specializes in Surgery
1700 Curie Drive; Suite 5300
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Gerard Crecca is a surgeon. Dr. Crecca is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $712
  • Medicare Cost: $634
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5005 N Piedras Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Kilcoyne specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in El Paso, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,592
  • Medicare Cost: $101
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Specializes in Urology
4470 Honey Willow Way
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Lauren Eisenberg is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in El Paso, TX. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eisenberg attended medical school at 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: $550
  • Medicare Cost: $167
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Specializes in Other
4646 N Mesa Street
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Alost is rated highly 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. Alost accepts. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,225
  • Medicare Cost: $375
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1700 Cliff, Building A; Suite 200
El Paso, TX
 

Dr. Edward Assi is an El Paso, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Assi accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of 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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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.