We found 16 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Health Net PPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Joseph Coselli specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Coselli an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Coselli completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $4,603 - $8,539
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $920 - $1,411
Dr. Brian Mirza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Mirza is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, and sleep apnea. Dr. Mirza is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Dr. Mirza is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza honors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Aeneid Liang-Jiu Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10701 Vintage Preserve Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aeneid Chen is a general OB/GYN in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Chen include warts, ablation, and minor surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. Dr. Chen graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Taiwanese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaista Athar Husain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1109
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shaista Husain works as a pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist, otologist and neurotologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. Her areas of expertise include the following: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Husain is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Husain takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Before performing her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Long Island College Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Husain attended Khyber Medical College for medical school. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Husain is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Shuai-Chen Shuai-Chen Shi, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1980
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Susan Shi is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in obstetrics. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Shi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shi trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Shi has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Alan Light, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1900
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Light's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Light's clinical interests include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Light's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Thomas Mineo, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mineo is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Mineo's clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mineo is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic radical prostatectomy, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Jay M Shenaq, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shenaq's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shenaq graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shenaq honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Viant, and Employers Health Network. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristin Noelle Schmidt, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18400 Katy Freeway, Suite 600; Medical Office Building 1
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kristin Schmidt sees patients in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and ablation. Dr. Schmidt has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Schmidt's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Schmidt has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Raza Pasha, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
2615 Southwest Freeway; Suite 290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raza Pasha's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). These areas are among Dr. Pasha's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Pasha is rated highly by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, Neck Surgery, Sinusitis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan David Rosen, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
6560 Fannin Street; #708
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Rosen is a physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Rosen graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rosen has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rosen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Cervical Dysplasia, Hormone Replacement Therapy, Gynecological Problems, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sammy Elias Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sammy Khoury's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Khoury's clinical interests include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He trained at Lankenau Medical Center for residency. Dr. Khoury is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Khoury's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Colposcopy, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, ... (Read more)

Theresa Robinson, MD
Specializes in General Practice, General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Ophthalmology, General Pediatrics, Geriatrics, Hematology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Theresa Robinson's areas of specialization are general practice, general surgery, and obstetrics & gynecology; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Robinson's areas of expertise include the following: pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Robinson is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Wallace's area of specialization is general surgery. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. Patients gave Dr. Wallace an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wallace has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $745
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $638
Dr. Bidhan B Das, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 2307
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bidhan Das is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Das has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by Dr. Das's patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Das include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. Dr. Das takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After completing medical school at Yale School of Medicine, Dr. Das performed Dr. Das's residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Das has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Das's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Das is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4101 Greenbriar Street; Suite #320
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Yuri Gelfand is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: endoscopic sinus surgery, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. Before performing his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Gelfand attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelfand honors. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gelfand's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Ear Surgery, Salivary Gland Surgery, Endoscopy, Thyroid ... (Read more)

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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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