We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Grand Prairie, TX.

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

Dr. Neil Williams' area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Williams studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Williams takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. 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. Egle Emilija Berzinskas, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2210 N Hwy 360
Grand Prairie, TX
 

Dr. Egle Berzinskas' area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Berzinskas (or staff) is conversant in Lithuanian and Russian. Her areas of expertise include the following: gynecological problems and da vinci surgery. Dr. Berzinskas is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Before completing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Berzinskas attended medical school at Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Berzinskas is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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, who practices in Grand Prairie, TX and Irving, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Peters's clinical interests: gynecological problems, miscarriage, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for 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. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Miscarriage, 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Theilen's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Theilen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 Alan Waguespack, MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 North State Highway; 161 Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Keith Waguespack is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Irving, TX and Arlington, TX. Dr. Waguespack graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. These areas are among his clinical interests: partial nephrectomy, cancer, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Waguespack speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Las Colinas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Specializes in Urology
4500 South Main; Suite 303
Fort Worth, TX
 

Dr. Gonzalo Lievano, who practices in Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lievano is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lievano completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,485
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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