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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 is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. 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. Dr. Okereke's education and training includes medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and residency at Cleveland Clinic. His professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Fort Worth, TX, Arlington, TX, and Bedford, TX. Her medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Street graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. She has an open panel.

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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 surgery specialist in League City, TX, Dickinson, TX, and Galveston, TX. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Phillips's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Phillips is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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Dr. George Nicolas Carayannopoulos, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. George Carayannopoulos is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Texas City, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carayannopoulos accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,093 - $2,306
  • Medicare Cost: $439 - $911
Dr. Farrah Naz Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Other, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Department of Otolaryngol
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui sees patients in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialties are allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has received a 5.0 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. Siddiqui attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Siddiqui completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 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. Brian Anthony Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Smith practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 129
  • Uninsured Cost: $446 - $2,710
  • Medicare Cost: $137 - $1,088
Dr. Andrew Yuan Zhang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Division of Plastic Surgery
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Zhang is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Zhang graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Zhang has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Eric Cole works as a pediatric plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. 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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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Dr. Eduardo Orihuela, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Division of Urology; Univ of Tx Medical Branch
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Orihuela, who practices in League City, TX, Angleton, TX, and Texas City, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric urology. Patient reviews placed Dr. Orihuela at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Orihuela's residency was performed at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,120
  • Medicare Cost: $834
Dr. Douglas Scott Tyler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Tyler attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,253
  • Medicare Cost: $910
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Mossaab Shuraih sees patients in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is conversant in Arabic. Dr. Shuraih is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He graduated from the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a plastic surgeon in Galveston, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Blackwell include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Blackwell's education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency 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.