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We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze near Galveston, TX.

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

Dr. Ikenna Okereke is a specialist in thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center. Dr. Okereke accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Okereke completed a residency program at Cleveland Clinic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $712 - $4,659
  • Medicare Cost: $229 - $1,506
Dr. Marian Yvette Williams-Brown, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Marian Williams-Brown sees patients in Austin, TX and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. Dr. Williams-Brown's clinical interests include gynecologic cancer surgery, clinical trials, and robotic surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Seton Healthcare Family. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Williams-Brown attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Gynecologic Cancer Surgery, Gynecologic Cancer, Ovarian Disease, Minimally ... (Read more)

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. The average patient rating for Dr. Phillips is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Phillips is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. Dr. Phillips has received professional recognition including the following: 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. George Nicolas Carayannopoulos, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. George Carayannopoulos practices cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients rated Dr. Carayannopoulos highly, giving him an average of 5.0 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. Carayannopoulos takes. 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 distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Carayannopoulos 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 is an allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Siddiqui is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, she performed her residency 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 is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC)'s residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is professionally 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. Andrew Yuan Zhang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Division of Plastic Surgery
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Zhang works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Zhang takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Zhang has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. He is affiliated with 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 Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole is a medical specialist in pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Duke University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cole 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. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Eduardo Orihuela's specialty is pediatric urology. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, he performed his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Orihuela's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Orihuela is 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. Douglas Scott Tyler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Tyler attended Dartmouth Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
Dr. Khashayar Hematpour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 University Boulevard, 5.106 Jsa; Route 0553
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Khashayar Hematpour's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Tehran University of Medical Sciences and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Hematpour has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hematpour is conversant in Persian. 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: 137
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,148 - $5,498
  • Medicare Cost: $201 - $905
Dr. Tristi Wood Muir, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Dept Ob/gyn
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Tristi Muir's specialty is urogynecology. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include menopause, incontinence, and urinary tract infection (UTI). Dr. Muir is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She obtained her medical school training at Mayo Medical School and performed her residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Muir is affiliated with Houston Methodist. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Menopause, Urinary ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Mossaab Shuraih is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Houston, TX and Galveston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Arabic. Dr. Shuraih's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shuraih accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,132
  • Medicare Cost: $507

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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.