We found 3 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Premier near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Michael Craig Delaughter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Medicine
1650 West Magnolia Avenue; Suite 102
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Michael Delaughter's medical specialty is adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Delaughter performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Delaughter's professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Arrhythmias, Echocardiogram, Ablation

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 121
  • Charge (avg.): $975 - $1,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $443 - $880
Dr. Kenneth Wade McBride, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 West Terrell; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth McBride is a Fort Worth, TX physician who specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. McBride's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. McBride is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $1,358 - $2,411
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $507 - $864

Specializes in General Surgery
1000 W Cannon
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Arvind Patel practices general surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include breast issues, laser surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Patel takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College Baroda and performed his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000 - $4,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $174 - $667

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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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