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We found 17 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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave him 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coselli attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Coselli trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coselli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. He welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,603 - $8,539
  • Medicare Cost: $920 - $1,411
Dr. Aeneid Liang-Jiu Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10701 Vintage Preserve Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aeneid Chen practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include warts, ablation, and minor surgery. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is conversant in Taiwanese.

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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 is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Husain obtained her medical school training at Khyber Medical College and performed 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). Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Husain is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She 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 works as an obstetrician. Her clinical interests include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). Dr. Shi's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shi's practice is open to new patients. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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 specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Light include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Light completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann. Dr. Light is open to new patients.

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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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among Dr. Mineo's clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mineo accepts. He is open to new patients. 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, Dr. Mineo performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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 Other, Otolaryngology
2615 Southwest Freeway; Suite 290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Raza Pasha's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Pasha include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Pasha performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. Dr. Pasha's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 43
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,570 - $18,663
  • Medicare Cost: $1,650 - $3,351
Dr. Alan David Rosen, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
6560 Fannin Street; #708
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alan Rosen works as an obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Rosen attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Rosen's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rosen's practice 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. Edward E Yosowitz, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Yosowitz's area of specialization is general gynecology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Yosowitz attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Yosowitz include warts, menopause, and infertility. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Yosowitz honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Yosowitz's 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)

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

Dr. Jay Shenaq is a plastic surgery specialist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shenaq's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Coventry, Viant, and Employers Health Network, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Dr. Shenaq attended medical school at the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Sammy Khoury is a specialist in general surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Khoury's clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Khoury is a graduate of Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and a graduate of Lankenau Medical Center's residency program. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. His 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)

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

Dr. Theresa Robinson is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Robinson include pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Robinson attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. She is open to 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. Jianwei Feng, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
988 Bellaire Boulevard; Suite #154
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jianwei Feng's medical specialty is adult cardiology. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems and cardiac catheterization. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Feng attended medical school at Shandong University. Dr. Feng accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients.

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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. James Oran Wallace, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Wallace specializes in general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wallace include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Wallace has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $745
  • Medicare Cost: $638
Dr. Brian Mirza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Mirza's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Mirza is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown, Dr. Mirza attended medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirza is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, ... (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 is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Das attended Yale School of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Das's residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Das has indicated that Dr. Das's clinical interests include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. Patient reviews placed Dr. Das at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Das 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. Dr. Das has received the distinction of 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 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)

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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.