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We found 24 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 015 near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Sheetal Mihir Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Patel practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. In her practice, she is particularly interested in laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Her education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Gujarati.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Allan McQuaid, MD
Specializes in Vein Disease, General Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Mark McQuaid's areas of specialization are vein disease (phlebology), general surgery, and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Frisco, TX. In addition to English, Dr. McQuaid speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), varicose veins, and hernia surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. McQuaid completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. McQuaid's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network 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: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Thyroidectomy, Endovenous Laser ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $403
Dr. Brian Joseph Snow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Snow speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Snow attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive knee surgery, minimally invasive hip surgery, MAKOplasty, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis' specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Dennis speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Thoracic Problems, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Murali Mohan Alloju, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Murali Alloju works as a gastroenterologist in Frisco, TX and Dallas, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Alloju attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College and Osmania Medical College. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon problems and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Alloju's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Alloju (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Alloju is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colon Problems

Dr. Sina Matin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3716 Standridge Drive; Suite 200
The Colony, TX
 

Dr. Sina Matin works as a general surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Matin include minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). 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. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Matin (or staff) is conversant in Italian and Persian. Dr. Matin's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $711
Dr. Julianne Marie Santarosa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Julianne Santarosa's area of specialization is general surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Santarosa's clinical interests include heartburn, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She 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. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Santarosa speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Santarosa is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Vasquez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
8865 Synergy Drive; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Javier Vasquez's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Vasquez's clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Vasquez 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.

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Clinical Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,435
  • Medicare Cost: $964
Dr. Timothy Graham Allen, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3880 Parkwood Boulevard; Suite 501
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Allen practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: sports health, carpal tunnel syndrome, and microvascular surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Allen accepts. Dr. Allen is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6898 Lebanon Road; Suite 103
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Santaella specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Santaella attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Santaella is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $628
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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7601 Preston Road; Suite 3200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Brown's area of specialization is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, strains, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Brown graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at JPS Health Network. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: ACL Injury, Hip Problems, Hip Dysplasia, Elbow Problems, Scoliosis, Overuse Injuries, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Vudhi Vudhipoom Slabisak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5575 Warren Parkway; Suite 206
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Vudhi Slabisak is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Allen, TX. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Slabisak is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Slabisak's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $21,707
  • Medicare Cost: $6,446
Dr. Paul Salinas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road; Medical Pavillion Ii, Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salinas works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. His areas of expertise consist of back pain, spine surgery procedures, and neurological disorders. Dr. Salinas has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Salinas is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Salinas completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, Dr. Salinas (or staff) speaks Filipino and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Spine Surgery Procedures, Neurological Disorders, Back Pain

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $13,578
  • Medicare Cost: $727
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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2840 Legacy Drive; Suite 300
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. David Fong is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Fong speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Fong include gynecological problems, sterilization, and endometrial ablation. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Solo. Dr. Fong attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Fong is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Gynecology
4401 Coit Road; Suite #205
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Preston Alexander's specialty is general gynecology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Alexander's areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, sterilization, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. Alexander takes. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Immunization, Family Planning, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sterilization, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ozumba specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ozumba include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ozumba studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $202 - $337

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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.