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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. She attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 is a medical specialist in vein disease (phlebology), general surgery, and vascular surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Clinical interests for Dr. McQuaid include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), varicose veins, and hernia surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. McQuaid average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. McQuaid takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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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)

Dr. Brian Joseph Snow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Snow's training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. Dr. Snow accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. His practice is open to 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. Jeff Oliver Angobaldo, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5880 Ashmill Drive; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jeff Angobaldo, who practices in Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School and a graduate of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's residency program. Clinical interests for Dr. Angobaldo include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Angobaldo is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Angobaldo has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Julianne Marie Santarosa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Julianne Santarosa's specialty is general surgery. These areas are among Dr. Santarosa's clinical interests: heartburn, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Patient ratings for Dr. Santarosa average 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. Santarosa takes. After attending SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Santarosa completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Santaella, who practices in Frisco, TX and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Santaella attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Santaella trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santaella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Santaella has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628
Dr. David Scott Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7601 Preston Road; Suite 3200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Brown specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: scoliosis, strains, and arthroscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at JPS Health Network.

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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. Preston Clay Alexander, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4401 Coit Road; Suite #205
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Preston Alexander's specialty is general gynecology. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. His areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, sterilization, and acne. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Alexander's residency was performed at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Immunization, Family Planning, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, Tattoo Removal, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

Dr. Javier Vasquez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
8865 Synergy Drive; Suite 101
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Javier Vasquez works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Vasquez include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He 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. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Vudhi Slabisak is an orthopedic surgeon. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Slabisak attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slabisak include spine problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Slabisak is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $21,707
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $6,446
Dr. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ozumba's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ozumba's areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Ozumba is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Ozumba trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $202 - $337

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3880 Parkwood Boulevard; Suite 501
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Allen specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Frisco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include sports health, carpal tunnel syndrome, and microvascular surgery. Dr. Allen is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2840 Legacy Drive; Suite 300
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. David Fong is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Fong average 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems, sterilization, and endometrial ablation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fong takes. Dr. Fong graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Solo.

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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)

Dr. Paul Salinas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road #405; Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salinas' medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Salinas's clinical interests include back injuries, brain aneurysm, and bulging disc. The average patient rating for Dr. Salinas is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Salinas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. Dr. Salinas is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Disc Problems, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $13,578
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $727
Dr. Julie Khanh Vu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Julie Vu is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She works in San Antonio, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. She attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Her clinical interests include contraception (birth control), incontinence, and robotic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Vu highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and the University Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Contraception, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Gary Dennis is a specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. Dr. Dennis accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Dennis attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Stenosis, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

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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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