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We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Silver near Granbury, TX.

Dr. Kraig Robert Pepper, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1308 Paluxy Road; Suite C
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Kraig Pepper is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Pepper's areas of expertise include knee surgery, hip surgery, and elbow pain. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pepper's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 99
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,100 - $2,030
  • Medicare Cost: $124 - $1,040
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Specializes in Neurosurgery
1200 Crawford Avenue; Suite A
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Samir Lapsiwala, who practices in Fort Worth, TX and Granbury, TX, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), neck pain, and lower back pain. Dr. Lapsiwala takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Penn State College of Medicine. Dr. Lapsiwala trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth.

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Clinical Interests: Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Lower Back Pain, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $687
Dr. Christopher Todd Buchanan, MD
Specializes in Urology
1209 Medical Plaza Court
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Buchanan is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Buchanan trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for his residency. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 104
  • Uninsured Cost: $718 - $2,988
  • Medicare Cost: $189 - $798
Dr. Salim Sadrudin Bhaloo, DO
Specializes in Allergy, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1308 E Paluxy Road; Suite 303
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Salim Bhaloo's areas of specialization are allergy, facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat); he sees patients in Granbury, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bhaloo takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $901
  • Medicare Cost: $349
Dr. Gregory Alan Ward, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1308 East Paluxy Road; Suite 304
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Ward works as a neurosurgeon in Fort Worth, TX and Granbury, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ward include brain aneurysm, torticollis, and skull base surgery. Dr. Ward is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Lamina Procedures, Neuroendoscopy, Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Neck Pain, Scoliosis, Bone ... (Read more)

Dr. Lon Andrew Walder, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1310b Paluxy Road
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Lon Walder's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Walder honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at St. Vincent's Hospital for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,341
  • Medicare Cost: $499
Dr. Cody Jackson Hartshorn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1308 E Paluxy Road; Suite 305
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Cody Hartshorn practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Granbury, TX. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hartshorn honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,485
  • Medicare Cost: $1,027
Dr. Harry Gerhart Smith, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Crawford; Suite A
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Harry Smith, who practices in Burleson, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and Granbury, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith takes.

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Clinical Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Upper Extremity Problems, Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,075 - $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $315 - $495
Dr. Corey Justin James Mark, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1310b Paluxy Road
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Corey Mark practices orthopedic trauma. Dr. Mark studied medicine at Queen's University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,332 - $2,722
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $219
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1204 Medical Plaza Court
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Keith Louden is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and hand fracture. Dr. Louden is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Louden accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Louden completed his residency training at Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Leg Fracture, Knee Arthritis, Arm Fracture, Ankle Sprain, Knee Fracture, Hand Fracture, Knee Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Peter Kennedy Krone, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1208 Medical Plaza Court
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Peter Krone works as a general surgeon in Granbury, TX. He graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He trained at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix for his residency. Dr. Krone is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,424
  • Medicare Cost: $628
Dr. Stephen George Krzeminski, DO
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1305 Paluxy Road; Suite A
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Krzeminski sees patients in Granbury, TX. His medical specialties are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 84
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,205 - $2,600
  • Medicare Cost: $145 - $574
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Specializes in General Surgery
1308 Paluxy Road, Suite E; Suite 201
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Hart is a medical specialist in general surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,321
  • Medicare Cost: $628

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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.