We found 42 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare PPO near Flower Mound, TX.

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: gastric (stomach) ulcer, morbid obesity, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Green's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria, Dr. Green attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000 - $11,864
  • Medicare Cost: $1,251 - $1,671
Dr. Nicholas Metzger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
475 Elm Street; Suite 203
Lewisville, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Metzger works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of colectomy (colon resection), biliary disorders (gallbladder and bile ducts), and hernia surgery. Dr. Metzger's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Medical Center of Lewisville. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Metzger's education and training includes medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School and residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Abdominal Aortogram, Appendicitis, Ilioinguinal Nerve Block with Local Anesthetic, Colectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,561
  • Medicare Cost: $604
Dr. Michael Andrew Bogdan, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
410 N Carroll Avenue; Suite 170
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bogdan practices plastic surgery in Southlake, TX and Dallas, TX. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine and a graduate of Stanford Hospital & Clinics' residency program. Dr. Bogdan's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Summa Cum Laude Bachelors of Science in Chemistry & Zoology; Texas Super Doctors; and Physician's Recognition Award with Commendation, American Medical Association. Dr. Bogdan is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. James Cleo Ii Walter II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4401 Long Prairie Road; Suite 500
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. James Walter works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Plano, TX and Flower Mound, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Walter average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Walter speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,436
  • Medicare Cost: $300
Dr. Craig William Goodhart, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4951 Long Prairie Road
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Craig Goodhart is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include meniscus surgery, knee arthritis, and forearm fracture. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Goodhart honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Goodhart is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive knee surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Meniscus Surgery, Forearm Fracture, Knee Arthritis, Tibia Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,481
  • Medicare Cost: $540
Dr. Cynthia Anne Mace-Motta, DO
Specializes in Maternal and Fetal Medicine, Obstetrics, Gynecology
4921 Long Prairie Road; Suite 100
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Cynthia Mace-Motta is a maternal and fetal medicine (perinatology), obstetrics, and gynecology specialist. Her clinical interests encompass physical exams. Dr. Mace-Motta's hospital/clinic affiliations include Las Colinas Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound, and USMD Medical Clinic of North Texas. After completing medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, she performed her residency at OhioHealth - Doctors Hospital and Ohio State University Medical Center. She has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Mace-Motta takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Family Planning, Physical Exams, Gynecologic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Sina Matin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2020 W. State Hwy 114; Suite 180
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Sina Matin specializes in general surgery. Dr. Matin (or staff) is conversant in Italian and Persian. Dr. Matin is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery and bariatric revision surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Matin at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors; Golden Scalpel award for best teaching resident University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston; and Resident of the Year by the Student Surgical Society University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. Dr. Matin's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Weight Management, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $711
Dr. Robert Stephen Pollard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1600 West College Street; Suite 690
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Robert Pollard specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Pollard attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Pollard's medical residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Hernia, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Carotid Artery Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,279
  • Medicare Cost: $588
Dr. Jefferson Bennett Hurley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 265
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Jefferson Hurley practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include cyst, diverticular disease, and colon cancer. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Hurley completed his residency training at St. Paul University Hospital, Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Hurley's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Gallstones, Polyps, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Evanich, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5000 Long Prairie Road
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. John Evanich practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Evanich's clinical interests encompass arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Medical Center of Lewisville and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Reconstruction, Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. Melvin Joseph Elieson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1600 West College Street; Suite 690
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. M. Elieson is a specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Elieson has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Elieson has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,314
  • Medicare Cost: $617
Dr. Ronney Francis Stadler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4370 Medical Arts Drive; Suite 265
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Ronney Stadler sees patients in Irving, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and Carrollton, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Stadler's areas of expertise include the following: male incontinence, female incontinence, and colon cancer. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Dr. Stadler is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Stadler trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Las Colinas Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stadler's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Male Incontinence, Female Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Sacral Nerve Stimulation, Fecal ... (Read more)

Dr. Jennifer Killeen Lowney, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Lowney is a specialist in colon & rectal surgery. She works in Grapevine, TX and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Lowney accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Her education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Lowney is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,871
  • Medicare Cost: $1,086
Dr. Maurice Robert Gagnon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1600 Lancaster Drive; Suite 101
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Maurice Gagnon's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients rated Dr. Gagnon highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Gagnon include gynecological problems and robotic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is conversant in French. Dr. Gagnon is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Gynecological Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. James Robert Heerwagen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5000 Long Prairie Road
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. James Heerwagen's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Medical Center of Lewisville and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Flower Mound. Dr. Heerwagen graduated from Northeast Ohio Medical University. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heerwagen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, General Orthopedics, Hip Problems, Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4320 Windsor Centre Trail; Suite 200
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola specializes in neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Loyola attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Loyola is 2.5 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative ... (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.