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Dr. David W Ritter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
9940 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. David Ritter works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Ritter focuses on thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ritter honors. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Ritter is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ritter's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Thyroid Problems, Weight Loss, Weight Management, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $12,099 - $37,333
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $1,236
Dr. Bassam Jamil Zakhour, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9940 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Bassam Zakhour is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Mesquite, TX and Dallas, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Pine Creek Medical Center. Dr. Zakhour is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, Dr. Zakhour attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Zakhour (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gastrectomy, Bloodless ... (Read more)

Dr. Aimee Lorelei Wiltz, MD
Specializes in Urology
618 Clara Barton; Suite 3
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Aimee Wiltz is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Wiltz is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wiltz has indicated that her clinical interests include female urologic disorders, incontinence, and laparoscopic surgery. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wiltz attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Keith David Newman, MD
Specializes in Urology
2241 Peggy Lane; Suite E
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Keith Newman's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, Dr. Newman (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include cancer, urologic (genitourinary) disorders, and reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Newman is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Newman is 3.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Newman is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,394
  • Medicare Cost: $675
Dr. Lawrence Scott Weprin IV, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7150 North President George Bush Turnpik; Suite 202
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Weprin, who practices in Garland, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Before completing his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Cook County Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Weprin attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weprin include thyroid surgery, head and neck cancer, and head and neck cancer surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Weprin average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weprin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Dr. Weprin has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 144
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,390 - $2,043
  • Medicare Cost: $203 - $549
Dr. Bruce Andrew Byrne, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 East George Bush Freeway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Richardson, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Byrne's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky, Dr. Byrne attended medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Byrne highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Byrne is open to new patients.

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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: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,682
  • Medicare Cost: $479
Dr. Denton Watumull, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull, who practices in Richardson, TX and Garland, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, Dr. Watumull performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Watumull's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Aldo Anthony Ghobriel, MD
Specializes in Urology
2241 Peggy Lane; Suite
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Aldo Ghobriel is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Rockwall, TX, Garland, TX, and Rowlett, TX. Dr. Ghobriel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Ghobriel's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Ghobriel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,394
  • Medicare Cost: $657
Dr. Glynn John Pickens, MD
Specializes in Urology
2241 Peggy Lane; Suite E
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Glynn Pickens is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Pickens is especially interested in vascular surgery procedures and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. He 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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Pickens welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,394
  • Medicare Cost: $670
Dr. Charles Alfred Iliya, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
9330 Poppy Drive; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Charles Iliya's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Iliya include laparoscopic surgery and da vinci surgery. He 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. Dr. Iliya studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Iliya's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
9940 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis' medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis is an in-network provider for 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 Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Thoracic Problems, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
760 North Shiloh
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Antony specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Rowlett, TX, Sunnyvale, TX, and Garland, TX. Dr. Antony's clinical interests include throat problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and audiometry test. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Antony's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Audiometry Test, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Problems, Nose ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $580
  • Medicare Cost: $346
Dr. Nilpesh Mahesh Patel, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9940 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Nilpesh Patel sees patients in Dallas, TX and Rockwall, TX. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Patel has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, knee surgery, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Diagnostic Evaluation, Elbow Fracture, Hand Fracture, Elbow Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Terry Keith Gemas, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9940 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Terry Gemas works as a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Dallas, TX and Rockwall, TX. Dr. Gemas is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and minimally invasive knee surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Gemas is a graduate of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. He trained at St. Luke's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Gemas is 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gemas's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive knee surgery, minimally invasive hip surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Knee Sprain, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Jack Banta Ii II, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9940 Poppy Drive
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Charles Banta is a specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include back injuries, cervical (neck) spine problems, and neck injuries. Dr. Banta is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Banta's practice is open to new patients. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Alexis Lemmon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 East George Bush Freeway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Lemmon's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lemmon include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Lemmon is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lemmon welcomes new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Lemmon attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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