We found 23 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 (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Patel graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors.

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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 Frisco, TX physician who specializes in vein disease (phlebology), general surgery, and vascular surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. McQuaid's areas of expertise include gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), varicose veins, and hernia surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. McQuaid accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. These areas are among Dr. Snow's clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Snow's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. 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. Julianne Marie Santarosa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Julianne Santarosa is a general surgeon. Dr. Santarosa attended medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Santarosa include heartburn, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Santarosa's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santarosa's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Mercy Hospital - St. Louis, MO. She is accepting 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)

Dr. David Scott Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7601 Preston Road; Suite 3200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Brown is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Grapevine, TX and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: scoliosis, strains, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Brown accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at JPS Health Network, Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Robert Santaella works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Frisco, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Santaella has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 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, Dr. Santaella speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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
Dr. Javier Vasquez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
8865 Synergy Drive; Suite 101
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Javier Vasquez is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vasquez include carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Vasquez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Vasquez speaks Spanish.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,435
  • Medicare Cost: $964
Dr. Vudhi Vudhipoom Slabisak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5575 Warren Parkway; Suite 206
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Vudhi Slabisak is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slabisak accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Slabisak completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $21,707
  • Medicare Cost: $6,446
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Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3880 Parkwood Boulevard; Suite 501
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Allen is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Frisco, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include 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 takes. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 Obstetrics & Gynecology
2840 Legacy Drive; Suite 300
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. David Fong specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems, sterilization, and endometrial ablation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fong 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 studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Fong 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. Donald Okechukwu Ozumba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Donald Ozumba is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Dallas, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. These areas are among Dr. Ozumba's clinical interests: hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Workers' Compensation. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Ozumba has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
Dr. Paul Salinas, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4461 Coit Road #405; Suite 405
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Paul Salinas works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include back injuries, brain aneurysm, and bulging disc. Dr. Salinas honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Salinas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Filipino and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $13,578
  • Medicare Cost: $727
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Specializes in General Gynecology
4401 Coit Road; Suite #205
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Preston Alexander, who practices in Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, sterilization, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Alexander honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Alexander attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is 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. Julie Khanh Vu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Julie Vu's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Her areas of expertise include the following: contraception (birth control), incontinence, and robotic surgery. Dr. Vu has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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. Dr. Vu's professional affiliations include 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 specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and Dallas, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: meningioma, disc replacement, and bone spurs. Dr. Dennis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Dennis attended medical school at Howard University College of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Glen Wayne Heckman, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
5575 Warren Parkway; #204
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Glen Heckman is a general gynecologist in Dallas, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Heckman is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include gynecological problems, high risk pregnancy, and incontinence. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Heckman honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Heckman is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Incontinence, Ultrasound, Pregnancy, Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (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.