We found 31 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 cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Dr. Bowman's areas of expertise include heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowman accepts. Before performing his residency at Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Bowman attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bowman speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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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. She works in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Patel attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks 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. David Scott Brown, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7601 Preston Road; Suite 3200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Brown, who practices in Grapevine, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Brown's clinical interests: scoliosis, strains, and arthroscopic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at JPS Health Network for residency.

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

Dr. Ewen Tseng specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Frisco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tseng include sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Tseng takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tseng has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Tseng (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

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

Dr. Eric Brian Jacoby, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Eric Jacoby, who practices in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is especially interested in gynecological problems, da vinci surgery, and female sexual dysfunction. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Jacoby honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacoby attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). His hospital/clinic 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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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 works as an urologist. These areas are among his clinical interests: kidney stones, incontinence, and robotic prostatectomy. Dr. Mootha's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Mootha is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. 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. Dr. Fleming is especially interested in high risk pregnancy, da vinci surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fleming graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. 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: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

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

Dr. Warrett Kennard specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. In his practice, Dr. Kennard focuses on gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Kennard is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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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 is an urologist in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Lieman is especially interested in female urologic disorders, laparoscopic surgery, and prostate cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lieman honors. Dr. Lieman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Keith Matheny is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Frisco, TX. Dr. Matheny's areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, sinuplasty, and sleep apnea. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matheny attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Matheny completed a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Matheny's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Sinuplasty, Allergies, Throat Problems, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Sleep Apnea, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $600
  • Medicare Cost: $314
Dr. Kendall Edward Ii Carll II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4461 Coit Road; Suite 101
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Carll is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX, Addison, TX, and Frisco, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Carll include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. Dr. Carll is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Carll at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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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)

Dr. Kenneth Ray Smart Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6898 Lebanon Road; Suite 102
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Smart specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Frisco, TX. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smart include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Smart accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Breast Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Preston Alexander specializes in general gynecology and practices in Frisco, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alexander's areas of expertise include the following: high risk pregnancy, sterilization, and immunization (preventive vaccines). He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Alexander's training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Alexander (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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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 sees patients in Frisco, TX. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, sterilization, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Elliott honors. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Elliott (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Mark Lee Allen, MD
Specializes in Urology
5601 Warren Parkway
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Mark Allen is an urologist in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Clinical interests for Dr. Allen include prostate problems, female incontinence, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Allen is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Female Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Elise Harper is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Harper include laparoscopic hysterectomy, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and menopause. Dr. Harper is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Harper (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Immunization, Family Planning, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Sterilization, 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.