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 is an adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine specialist in Bedford, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Delaughter include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. Dr. Delaughter is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. His 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 specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). The average patient rating for Dr. McBride is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McBride is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. McBride's professional affiliations include Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. 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
909 9th Avenue; Suite 202
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Senthil Thambidorai works as a cardiac electrophysiologist in Fort Worth, TX, San Angelo, TX, and Weatherford, TX. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Thambidorai obtained his medical school training at Kilpauk Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University.

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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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Fort Worth, TX. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Dean highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Dean 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. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel's clinical interests encompass breast issues, laser surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Medical College Baroda for medical school and subsequently trained at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Gujarati and Hindi. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include 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.