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We found 8 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Grand Prairie, TX.

Dr. Neil Paul Williams, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 W Ih 635 Freeway; Suite 360
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Neil Williams specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Williams's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Williams has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Williams speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic surgery, endoscopic nasal surgery

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Eyelid Problems, Otoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Egle Emilija Berzinskas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2210 N Hwy 360
Grand Prairie, TX
 

Dr. Egle Berzinskas is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Berzinskas has indicated that her clinical interests include gynecological problems and da vinci surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Wayne State University School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Berzinskas (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Lithuanian and Russian. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Gynecological Problems, Da Vinci Surgery

Dr. James David Ii Peters II, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2740 N Hwy 360; Suite 100
Grand Prairie, TX
 

Dr. James Peters practices general obstetrics & gynecology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gynecological problems, miscarriage, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Peters's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He speaks Russian. Dr. Peters is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Miscarriages, Gynecological Problems, Da Vinci Surgery

Dr. Frank William Theilen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 W Ih 635 Freeway; Suite 360
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Frank Theilen's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Theilen include eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Theilen average 4.0 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 Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Theilen has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic surgery, endoscopic nasal surgery

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Eyelid Problems, Otoplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Michael Harrison, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
301 Highlander Boulevard; Suite 101
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Jason Harrison works as a general surgeon in Arlington, TX. Dr. Harrison is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Harrison welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,219
  • Medicare Cost: $700
Dr. Keith Alan Waguespack, MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 North State Highway; 161 Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Keith Waguespack's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Waguespack include partial nephrectomy, cancer, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Las Colinas Medical Center. Dr. Waguespack is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer, Partial Nephrectomy, Pyeloplasty, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,804 - $3,992
  • Medicare Cost: $416 - $1,641
Dr. Wayne Albert Hey, DO
Specializes in Urology
655 South Great Southwest Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Hey, who practices in Grand Prairie, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Hey takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals for residency. Dr. Hey's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Medical Center of Arlington.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $931
  • Medicare Cost: $798
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Specializes in Urology
4500 South Main; Suite 303
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Gonzalo Lievano sees patients in Fort Worth, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago, Dr. Lievano attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Lievano is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,485
  • Medicare Cost: $788

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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.