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
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: , 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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, and sleep apnea. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza takes. Dr. Mirza attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown for residency. 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 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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, ablation, and minor surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Chen attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, Dr. Chen speaks Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Light is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Light's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Light is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Light attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. 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 T Mineo, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mineo sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Mineo is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mineo is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mineo attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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

Dr. Raza Pasha practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patients rated Dr. Pasha highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasha include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pasha attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Pasha's practice is open to 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)

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. Her clinical interests include pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Robinson attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Robinson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She welcomes 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)

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

Dr. Sammy Khoury's area of specialization is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khoury include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. Dr. Khoury is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Khoury 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)

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

Dr. Susan Shi works as an obstetrician. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shi include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Shi's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is open to 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)

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

Dr. James Wallace is a specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wallace is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. Shaista A Husain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 1109
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Shaista Husain practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. 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. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Husain's average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Husain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She welcomes 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. Jay M Shenaq, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shenaq is a plastic surgeon in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Shenaq is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Shenaq include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Coventry, Viant, and Employers Health Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shenaq honors. He graduated from the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Shenaq is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Bidhan B Das, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6550 Fannin Street, Smith Tower; Suite 2307
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bidhan Das' specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Das's areas of expertise consist of colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. Dr. Das is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Das attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. For Dr. Das's residency, Dr. Das trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Das's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Das is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Das has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Das's practice is open to 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelfand include endoscopic sinus surgery, ear surgery, and hay fever (allergic rhinitis). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Gelfand has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Kristin Schmidt practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. These areas are among Dr. Schmidt's clinical interests: menopause, high risk pregnancy, and ablation. Her average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For her residency, Dr. Schmidt trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Schmidt is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Alan Rosen is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist. Dr. Rosen's clinical interests include pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rosen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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)

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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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