We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Grand Prairie, TX.

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2740 N Hwy 360; Suite 100
Grand Prairie, TX
 

Dr. James Peters works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. He attended medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Peters's clinical interests: gynecological problems, miscarriage, and da vinci surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Russian. Dr. Peters is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Miscarriage, Gynecological Problems, Da Vinci Surgery

Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 W Ih 635 Freeway; Suite 360
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Neil Williams is an otolaryngologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Williams is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Williams is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Williams attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he 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)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2210 N Hwy 360
Grand Prairie, TX
 

Dr. Egle Berzinskas specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. In Dr. Berzinskas's practice, she is particularly interested in 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 is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine and a graduate of Parkland Health & Hospital System's residency program. Dr. Berzinskas (or staff) is conversant in 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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
400 W Ih 635 Freeway; Suite 360
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Frank Theilen sees patients in Irving, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Theilen include eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Theilen is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Theilen honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Keith A Waguespack, MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 North State Highway; 161 Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Keith Waguespack practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Irving, TX and Arlington, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Waguespack speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: partial nephrectomy, cancer, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical City Las Colinas. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Waguespack trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

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  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $1,804 - $3,992
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $416 - $1,641

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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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