We found 9 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 thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Okereke is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and a graduate of Cleveland Clinic's residency program. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of 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. Marian Yvette Williams-Brown, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Marian Williams-Brown practices gynecologic oncology and obstetrics in Austin, TX and Galveston, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: gynecologic cancer surgery, clinical trials, and robotic surgery. Dr. Williams-Brown is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Seton Healthcare Family. She takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and TriWest. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Williams-Brown attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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' area of specialization is plastic surgery. 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). Dr. Phillips takes 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 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 6th Street
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Zhang practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Dallas, TX and Galveston, TX. Dr. Zhang's clinical interests 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 graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Zhang has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,283
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506
Dr. Farrah Naz Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Other, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Department of Otolaryngol
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is an allergist and ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Siddiqui's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. 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. Eric Lowry Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole's specialties are pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Cole has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Cole include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Cole 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.

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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 is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Dr. Orihuela is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. He completed his residency training at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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

Dr. Mossaab Shuraih's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, Dr. Shuraih speaks Arabic. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Aleppo Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Shuraih honors 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $1,132
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $507
Dr. Tristi Wood Muir, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
301 University Boulevard; Utmb Dept Ob/gyn
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Tristi Muir is an urogynecology specialist. She attended Mayo Medical School and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Muir has a special interest in menopause, incontinence, and urinary tract infection (UTI). On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Muir is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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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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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