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We found 21 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
6770 Bertner Avenue, Divsion of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Suite C330
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Houston, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include mitral valve prolapse, thyroid problems, and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Coselli's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,603 - $8,539
  • Medicare Cost: $920 - $1,411
Dr. Kourosh Korsh Jafarnia, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Korsh Jafarnia's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jafarnia include hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Jafarnia's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jafarnia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Super Doctors; and A Castle Connolly Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Endoscopy, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,599
  • Medicare Cost: $398
Dr. Melvyn Augustus Harrington Jr. Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Melvyn Harrington specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Pearland, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Harrington is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Harrington honors. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Harrington speaks German. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Arthritis, Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement, Joint ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Aeneid Chen is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Chen's clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), warts, and ablation. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Taiwanese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. Dr. Chen welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Contraception, Valvuloplasty, Minor Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Alan Jeffrey Rechter, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1315 St Joseph Parkway; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Rechter is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Rechter include sports health and trauma. Dr. Rechter's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rechter honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rechter's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Hand Surgery Procedures, Menopause, Osteoporosis, Replacement ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 68
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,959 - $2,080
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $682
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 is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. She works in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Husain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Khyber Medical College and 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). Her professional affiliations include 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, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Hay ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Susan Shi's medical specialty is obstetrics. These areas are among Dr. Shi's clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shi attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shi's practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Menopause, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Pap Test, Laparoscopic Surgery, Ablation, Pelvic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Mineo's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Mineo graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Mineo's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Robert Light sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Light is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Light honors. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Light's medical residency was performed 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. Raza Pasha, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
2615 Southwest Freeway; Suite 290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raza Pasha sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Pasha's clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pasha 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 affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,570 - $18,663
  • Medicare Cost: $1,650 - $3,351
Dr. Sammy Elias Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sammy Khoury is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Khoury's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Lankenau Medical Center, Dr. Khoury attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Khoury's office for an appointment.

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

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

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

Dr. Alan Rosen is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Rosen include pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. Dr. Rosen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rosen attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Theresa L Robinson, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Theresa Robinson's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Robinson's clinical interests include pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. She studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson's average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has an open panel.

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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. Jianwei Feng, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
988 Bellaire Boulevard; Suite #154
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jianwei Feng's area of specialization is adult cardiology. Clinical interests for Dr. Feng include heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Feng is a graduate of Shandong University. Dr. Feng is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Exercise Stress Test, Holter Monitoring, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,550
  • Medicare Cost: $485
Dr. Jay M Shenaq, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shenaq works as a plastic surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Shenaq is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shenaq is in-network for Coventry, Viant, and Employers Health Network, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward E Yosowitz, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Yosowitz sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yosowitz include warts, menopause, and infertility. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Yosowitz attended Indiana University School of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yosowitz accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Menopause, Infertility, Microsurgery, Osteoporosis, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, ... (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.