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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's specialties are adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. He practices in Bedford, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His clinical interests include echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Delaughter attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. Dr. Delaughter 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 works as a cardiac electrophysiologist. His 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. Dr. McBride's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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 Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. McBride is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. His 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, who practices in Fort Worth, TX and Weatherford, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He attended Kilpauk Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University for residency. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Thambidorai's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Weatherford Regional Medical Center, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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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 sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 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. Dean honors. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Cook Children's. 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Patel is a graduate of Medical College Baroda. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed residency programs at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center. His clinical interests encompass breast issues, laser surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: 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.