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

Dr. Joseph Coselli works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among Dr. Coselli's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). 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's practice is open to new patients. He 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. He has received the distinction of 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

  • 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include warts, ablation, and minor surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. In addition to English, he speaks Taiwanese. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. Dr. Chen is open to 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. 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 pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist, otologist and neurotologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among Dr. Husain's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is open to 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's medical specialty is obstetrics. Clinical interests for Dr. Shi include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Shi honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Shi is accepting new patients. She graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Shi trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of 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. Michael Thomas Mineo, MD
Specializes in Urology
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mineo works as an urologist in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Mineo's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Mineo attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Mineo 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. 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 is an urologist in Houston, TX. Dr. Light's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Light is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Light attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Light 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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Pasha average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pasha is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pasha studied medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Pasha completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His 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)

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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in obstetrics and gynecology. These areas are among his clinical interests: pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Rosen obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rosen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. These areas are among her clinical interests: pap test, ablation, and adolescent issues. Dr. Robinson's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Robinson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. She 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)

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

Dr. Edward Yosowitz's area of specialization is general gynecology. Dr. Yosowitz's areas of expertise include warts, menopause, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Yosowitz attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yosowitz takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jianwei Feng is an adult cardiology specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Feng's areas of expertise include the following: heart problems and cardiac catheterization. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Feng honors. He attended medical school at Shandong University. Dr. Feng's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to 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. Jay M Shenaq, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jay Shenaq is a plastic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine. Dr. Shenaq's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Shenaq is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Viant, Employers Health Network, and more. Dr. Shenaq is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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. Sammy Elias Khoury, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sammy Khoury's area of specialization is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Khoury is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. After attending Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Lankenau Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He 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. Khoury welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. James Wallace works as a general surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Wallace has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Wallace is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Wallace 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

  • 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He is especially interested in laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. On average, patients gave Dr. Mirza a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. After attending the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mirza's practice is open to 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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Das average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Das include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. 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. Before completing Dr. Das's residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Das attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. 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 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.