We found 8 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze near Galveston, TX.

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

Dr. Ikenna Okereke is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. Dr. Okereke is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center. 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 graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Okereke has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $712 - $4,659
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $229 - $1,506
Dr. Andrew Yuan Zhang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
301 6th Street
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Zhang practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Dallas, TX and Galveston, TX. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zhang accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Zhang speaks Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Health (Texas) 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,283
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506
Dr. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Route 0164
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She 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. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Carayannopoulos has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Greek. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Carayannopoulos welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Vinod Kumar Panchbhavi, MS, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Department of Ortho Surg & Rehab
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Panchbhavi has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Panchbhavi studied medicine at Osmania Medical College. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric L Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole is a physician who specializes in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Cole's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Cole is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Duke University School of Medicine, he performed his 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

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

Dr. Linda G Phillips, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Linda Phillips is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Phillips's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). 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's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She 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. Farrah N Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Siddiqui attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Siddiqui is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,393
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $233
Dr. Eduardo Orihuela, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Orihuela's area of specialization is pediatric urology. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Orihuela attended Cayetano Heredia University for medical school. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Orihuela accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,120
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $834

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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.
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