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

Dr. Richard Bowman works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. He speaks Vietnamese. He has a special interest in heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Bowman is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Bowman completed his residency training at Texas Heart Institute. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Bowman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Ewen Tseng is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Frisco, TX. His areas of expertise consist of sinusitis (sinus infection), sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Dr. Tseng is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tseng (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Taiwanese. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Resources and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Jacoby's areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems, da vinci surgery, and female sexual dysfunction. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Jacoby trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Jacoby's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He 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)

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

Dr. Ravi Mootha is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Richardson, TX, Plano, TX, and Frisco, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mootha include kidney stones, incontinence, and robotic prostatectomy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Mootha's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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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, who practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. In his practice, Dr. Kennard focuses on gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). The average patient rating for Dr. Kennard is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. He is a graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kennard is open to 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lieman include female urologic disorders, laparoscopic surgery, and prostate cancer. Patients gave Dr. Lieman an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lieman is professionally 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 practices general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and menopause. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Harper is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Harper completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Harper (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Fleming focuses on high risk pregnancy, da vinci surgery, and pelvic prolapse. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Fleming is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for his residency.

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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 works as an otolaryngologist. Dr. Matheny is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: chronic sinusitis, sinuplasty, and sleep apnea. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Matheny attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and Richardson, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, female incontinence, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Dr. Hassell is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hassell takes. Dr. Hassell graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Hassell has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 medical specialty is spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include laminectomy, back injuries, and bulging disc. Dr. Carll is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Carll has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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'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)

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

Dr. Tracy Elliott specializes in general gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Elliott include high risk pregnancy, sterilization, and immunization (preventive vaccines). Dr. Elliott accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Elliott is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Elliott (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. She is professionally 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)

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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.