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We found 12 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Galveston, TX.

Dr. Ikenna Chidume Okereke, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ikenna Okereke's specialty is thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center. Dr. Okereke is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Okereke trained at Cleveland Clinic. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $712 - $4,659
  • Medicare Cost: $229 - $1,506
Dr. Reagan Michelle Street, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Reagan Street is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. Street studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,042
  • Medicare Cost: $973
Dr. Linda Goluch Phillips, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Linda Phillips is a plastic surgeon. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Phillips's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Phillips has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Yuan Zhang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Division of Plastic Surgery
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Zhang's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Zhang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Zhang's professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,283
  • Medicare Cost: $506
Dr. Eric Lowry Cole, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Farrah Naz Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Other, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Department of Otolaryngol
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is an allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Dr. Siddiqui graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Siddiqui trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui takes. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,393
  • Medicare Cost: $233
Dr. Douglas Scott Tyler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Dr. Tyler is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA 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 performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Tyler attended Dartmouth Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,253
  • Medicare Cost: $910
Dr. Brian Anthony Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Smith is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. Dr. Smith has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 129
  • Uninsured Cost: $446 - $2,710
  • Medicare Cost: $137 - $1,088
Dr. Eduardo Orihuela, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Division of Urology; Univ of Tx Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Orihuela is a pediatric urology specialist in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Texas City, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Orihuela average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,120
  • Medicare Cost: $834
Dr. George Nicolas Carayannopoulos, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. George Carayannopoulos specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Carayannopoulos attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,093 - $2,306
  • Medicare Cost: $439 - $911
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Mossaab Shuraih, who practices in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Shuraih speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132
  • Medicare Cost: $507
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Steven Blackwell sees patients in Galveston, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Blackwell is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Blackwell's training includes residency programs at the University Hospital, Cincinnati and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (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.