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We found 30 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Silver Compass Balanced 3500 near Frisco, TX.

Dr. Richard Thomson Bowman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bowman is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bowman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bowman include heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Bowman is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Bowman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bowman trained at Texas Heart Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bowman speaks Vietnamese.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aortic Disease, Aorta Surgery, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $560 - $1,976
  • Medicare Cost: $208 - $760
Dr. Sheetal Mihir Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Patel is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In Dr. Patel's practice, she is particularly interested in laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in 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. Murali Mohan Alloju, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
12505 Lebanon Road
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Murali Alloju sees patients in Frisco, TX and Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Alloju (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Alloju's areas of expertise consist of colon problems and endoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. After attending Kakatiya Medical College and Osmania Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Patients gave Dr. Alloju an average rating of 3.0 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. Alloju accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colon Problems

Dr. Ewen Yi-Wuen Tseng, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8380 Warren Parkway; Suite 504
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Ewen Tseng's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, Dr. Tseng (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Tseng include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tseng takes. Dr. Tseng has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7601 Preston Road; Suite 3200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Brown's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Brown include scoliosis, strains, and arthroscopic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Eric Brian Jacoby, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Eric Jacoby works as a general OB/GYN in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Jacoby studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Jacoby completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). In his practice, Dr. Jacoby focuses on gynecological problems, da vinci surgery, and female sexual dysfunction. Dr. Jacoby's average patient rating is 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. Jacoby honors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Female Sexual Dysfunction, Gynecological Problems, Robotic ... (Read more)

Dr. Ravi Kanth Mootha, MD
Specializes in Urology
2595 Dallas Parkway; Suite 401
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Ravi Mootha is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Mootha's areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, incontinence, and robotic prostatectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mootha trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic prostatectomy, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Vasectomy, Robotic Prostatectomy, Da Vinci Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Warrett Kennard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Warrett Kennard is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Kennard honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kennard studied medicine at West Virginia University School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Gallbladder Removal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,206
  • Medicare Cost: $685
Dr. Stephen Jay Lieman, MD
Specializes in Urology
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Lieman specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: female urologic disorders, laparoscopic surgery, and prostate cancer. Dr. Lieman's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Lieman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. Elise Michelle Harper, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4401 Coit; Suite 205
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Elise Harper specializes in general gynecology. Dr. Harper (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Her areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic hysterectomy, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and menopause. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. She attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Harper's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Harper honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Berry Albright Fleming, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Berry Fleming works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Fleming include high risk pregnancy, da vinci surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Fleming's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fleming honors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Gynecological Problems, High Risk Pregnancy, Da Vinci Surgery, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Keith Edward Matheny, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
8380 Warren Parkway; Suite 504
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Keith Matheny's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Matheny average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Matheny's clinical interests include chronic sinusitis, sinuplasty, and sleep apnea. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Matheny's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Nose Problems, Sleep Problems, Sinuplasty, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $600
  • Medicare Cost: $314
Dr. J. Scott Scott Hassell, MD
Specializes in Urology
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hassell, who practices in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and Richardson, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is especially interested in prostate problems, female incontinence, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Hassell is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hassell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Hassell has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Prostate Problems, Female Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Interstitial Cystitis, Urinary Stones

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $675
Dr. Kendall Edward Ii Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 101
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Carll include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. Dr. Carll is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Carll's distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Preston Alexander is a Frisco, TX physician who specializes in general gynecology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, sterilization, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Patient ratings for Dr. Alexander average 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 accepts. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Alexander 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)

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

Dr. Tracy Elliott, who practices in Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. In addition to English, Dr. Elliott (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elliott include high risk pregnancy, sterilization, and immunization (preventive vaccines). She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Elliott's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Immunization, Ultrasound, Family Planning, Laparoscopic Surgery, Prenatal Care, Hormone Replacement ... (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.