We found 8 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 is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Williams graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Williams is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Grand Prairie, TX, Irving, TX, and Grapevine, TX. She has a special interest in gynecological problems and da vinci surgery. Dr. Berzinskas is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berzinskas takes. Before performing her residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Berzinskas attended Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Berzinskas (or staff) speaks Lithuanian and Russian.

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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 is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He works in Grand Prairie, TX and Irving, TX. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Peters include gynecological problems, miscarriage, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Peters is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He 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. Dr. Peters is a graduate of the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Russian.

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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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Irving, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Theilen's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Theilen attended medical school 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. 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. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. Dr. Harrison attended medical school at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Harrison is accepting 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 is an urologist. He is especially interested in partial nephrectomy, cancer, and pyeloplasty (renal pelvis reconstruction). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Waguespack takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Waguespack attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Waguespack speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

  • 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Hey is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Henry Ford Macomb Hospitals' residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hey accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Lievano speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He attended medical school at Pontifical Xavierian University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Lievano's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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.