We found 116 providers matching biopsy and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Premier 101, a Multi-State Plan near Houston, TX.

Dr. Stephen Zane Fadem, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Fadem practices adult nephrology in Houston, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include kidney problems, hemodialysis, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fadem accepts. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Fadem completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Fadem's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Hypertension, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Renal Biopsy, Education, ... (Read more)

Dr. Elie Nagib Saber, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 635
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Elie Saber specializes in adult nephrology. He attended Saint Joseph University of Beirut and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypotension (low blood pressure), and kidney stones. Dr. Saber accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. In addition to English, Dr. Saber (or staff) speaks Arabic and French. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Diabetes, High Cholesterol, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Coselli's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Coselli is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung biopsy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. George Vasilios Letsou, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6410 Fannin; Suite 450
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Letsou specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Letsou include aortic valve replacement, heart attack, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Letsou's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Letsou welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His medical residency was performed at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , lung biopsy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Lung Tumor Resection, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Pedro Frommer, MD
Specializes in Other, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. J. Frommer is a specialist in adult nephrology. Dr. Frommer graduated from the University of Chile Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frommer include diabetes, kidney stones, and hypertension (high blood pressure). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Frommer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Angiogram, Diabetes, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal ... (Read more)

Dr. Wasae Seyed Tabibi, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wasae Tabibi is an adult nephrology specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Tabibi performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Tabibi (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Tabibi is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy

Dr. Mehreen Sohban Khan, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 690
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mehreen Khan is a general internist and adult nephrologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, anemia, and hypertension (high blood pressure). She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Khan takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan is accepting new patients. Before performing her residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport, Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Physical Exams, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Henry Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1415 La Concha Lane
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Kwoh is a nephrologist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Kwoh attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kwoh's clinical interests include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kwoh speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy, renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Whitson B Etheridge II, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6624 Fannin Street; Suite 2200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Whitson Etheridge is a specialist in adult nephrology. He works in Houston, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. In his practice, Dr. Etheridge focuses on kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Etheridge performed his residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Etheridge has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Renal Biopsy, Peritoneal ... (Read more)

Dr. Uday Mohan Khosla, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uday Khosla, who practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in adult nephrology. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Khosla's clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Khosla honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rupal S Patel, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1180
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rupal Patel's medical specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Patel trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Tripathy's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tripathy takes. Dr. Tripathy is a graduate of S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung biopsy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Abdul Ali Abdellatif, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin; Suite 1201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Abdul Abdellatif is a specialist in adult nephrology. Clinical interests for Dr. Abdellatif include hypotension (low blood pressure), anemia, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Abdellatif honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abdellatif's office for an appointment. He obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy, renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Hypotension, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,034
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $144
Dr. David J Sugarbaker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine; One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sugarbaker is a thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Sugarbaker has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Clinic, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sugarbaker's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. His distinctions include: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. He offers interpreting services for his patients.

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Clinical Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $1,145
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $166
Dr. Lazaro B Cherem, MD
Specializes in General Internal Medicine, Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lazaro Cherem's specialties are general internal medicine and adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cherem include diabetes, renal angioplasty, and hypertension (high blood pressure). His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cherem takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at Elmhurst Hospital Center. Dr. Cherem is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy, renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Diabetes, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Biopsy, Parathyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Samir Kumar Sahai, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Samir Sahai's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and lupus. Dr. Sahai's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Sahai completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Lupus, Kidney Problems, Vasculitis, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

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What is a Biopsy?

A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove a small sample of cells for testing. The cells are examined in a laboratory to check for disease, or sometimes to see how badly a known disease is affecting them. Biopsy can be performed on any part of the body.

Although biopsy is most often associated with cancer, it can also be used to check for other diseases, such as infections. A biopsy sample can be scraped, cut, collected with a needle, taken with a machine that punches out a tiny piece, or removed with the tiny tools in an endoscope.

In most cases, a biopsy is a simple outpatient procedure. Depending on your procedure, you may need to stop taking certain medications beforehand, such as blood thinners. Be certain to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, as certain biopsies require the use of x-rays to guide the needle to the right location. There is usually very little pain associated with a biopsy. You will have to wait a few days to hear the results.
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