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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Premier near Fort Worth, TX.

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 specializes in adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. Dr. Delaughter is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Delaughter include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. Dr. Delaughter's practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 121
  • Uninsured Cost: $975 - $1,930
  • Medicare Cost: $443 - $880
Dr. Kenneth Wade McBride, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 West Terrell; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth McBride sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. McBride is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. McBride attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McBride accepts. Dr. McBride has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. McBride's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,358 - $2,411
  • Medicare Cost: $507 - $864
Dr. Senthil Kumar Thambidorai, MD
Specializes in Internal Medicine, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 West Cannon Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Senthil Thambidorai's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Thambidorai is a graduate of Kilpauk Medical College. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. Dr. Thambidorai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,487
  • Medicare Cost: $874
Dr. Marc Richard Dean, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
901 Hemphill Street
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Marc Dean is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Fort Worth, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 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. Dr. Dean graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Dean's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,315 - $16,697
  • Medicare Cost: $1,761 - $3,238
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Specializes in General Surgery
1000 W Cannon
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Arvind Patel's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Patel 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. He has a special interest in breast issues, laser surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel is professionally 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

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $4,750
  • Medicare Cost: $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.