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We found 273 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Houston, TX.

Dr. Allen Lawrence Milewicz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Milewicz is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Milewicz's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Milewicz has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Milewicz has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Gallstones, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Darrell Lorne Cass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6621 Fannin; Ccc Suite 650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Darrell Cass is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Houston, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include diaphragmatic hernia and nissen fundoplication. Dr. Cass takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , Nissen fundoplication

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Nissen Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Victor Mazziotti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6621 Fannin Street; Cc650 00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mazziotti is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. His clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Mazziotti's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Fannin Surgicare. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Surgical Repair, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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Dr. Anthony Lopez Estrera, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Estrera practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Estrera graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Estrera is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aneurysm, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,367
  • Medicare Cost: $1,179
Dr. Mary L Brandt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor; Suite 1210
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Dr. Brandt is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brandt's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Samuel Cox Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950; Po Box 20708 Msb-5.236
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Cox's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Cox trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Cox takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cox has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal Problems, Hernia, Trauma

Dr. Terry Kent Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Scarborough is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Scarborough's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scarborough has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic nephrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $12,500 - $13,000
  • Medicare Cost: $875 - $1,475
Dr. Sohail Rashmi Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sohail Shah's medical specialty is pediatric surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: gastrointestinal surgery and neonatal surgery. Dr. Shah honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Crohn's Disease, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

Dr. Farzaneh Banki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Farzaneh Banki's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. She practices in Houston, TX. In her practice, Dr. Banki focuses on heart surgery. Dr. Banki is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Banki trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Banki (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Persian. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Stenosis, Scleroderma, Heart Surgery, Trachea Problems, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brad Elliot Snyder Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Snyder honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Snyder attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,733
Dr. Jorge Ignacio Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Leiva attended Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Leiva's areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leiva is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and 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: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,780
  • Medicare Cost: $622
Dr. Philip Andrew Rascoe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Rascoe is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include heart surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Rascoe honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Rascoe's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Esophagectomy, VATS Lobectomy, Hyperhidrosis, Heart Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kulvinder Singh Bajwa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Bajwa's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. He has a special interest in robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Bajwa is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sherman Cheung Yu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Yu is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yu include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Yu is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Yu has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Kuojen Tsao, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; Suite 5.254
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kuojen Tsao, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Tsao obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urologic Disorders, Birth Defects

Dr. Erik Browning Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Wilson's areas of expertise include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wilson's office for an appointment. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (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.