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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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Fort Worth, TX and Granbury, TX. Dr. Pepper's areas of expertise include the following: knee surgery, wrist pain, and hip surgery. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Pepper speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Pain, Sports Health, Hip Pain, Knee Pain, Foot Surgery, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, ... (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 is a physician who specializes in neurosurgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lapsiwala's areas of expertise include the following: radiculopathy (nerve root disorder), neck pain, and lower back pain. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He obtained his medical school training at Penn State College of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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, who practices in Granbury, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Buchanan's office for an appointment. Dr. Buchanan is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 104
  • Uninsured Cost: $718 - $2,988
  • Medicare Cost: $189 - $798
Dr. Gregory Alan Ward, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1308 East Paluxy Road; Suite 304
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Ward's specialty is neurosurgery. His areas of expertise include brain aneurysm, torticollis, and skull base surgery. Dr. Ward 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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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. Salim Sadrudin Bhaloo, DO
Specializes in Allergy, Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1308 E Paluxy Road; Suite 303
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Salim Bhaloo is a Granbury, TX physician who specializes in allergy, facial plastic surgery, and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Bhaloo is professionally affiliated with Weatherford Regional Medical Center. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Bhaloo is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $901
  • Medicare Cost: $349
Dr. Cody Jackson Hartshorn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1308 E Paluxy Road; Suite 305
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Cody Hartshorn's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hartshorn honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,485
  • Medicare Cost: $1,027
Dr. Lon Andrew Walder, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1310b Paluxy Road
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Lon Walder is a cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Walder is a graduate of Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at St. Vincent's Hospital for residency. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Walder takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,341
  • Medicare Cost: $499
Dr. Harry Gerhart Smith, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Crawford; Suite A
Granbury, TX
 

Dr. Harry Smith is an orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include musculoskeletal problems and musculoskeletal surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Smith accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Granbury, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mark is a graduate of Queen's University School of Medicine.

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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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Fort Worth, TX and Granbury, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee arthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome, and hand fracture. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Louden is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital's residency program. Dr. Louden is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth.

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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 specializes in general surgery and practices in Granbury, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Dr. Krone trained at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center, Phoenix for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 practices facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Krzeminski accepts. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) for residency.

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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 Granbury, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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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.