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We found 268 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 specialist in pediatric general surgery. He works in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Milewicz 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Milewicz attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Milewicz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Milewicz is open to new patients.

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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 medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. In his practice, Dr. Cass focuses on diaphragmatic hernia and nissen fundoplication. Dr. Cass is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Cass takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He attended medical school at 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. Dr. Mazziotti's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Fannin Surgicare.

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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 is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Estrera is 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.

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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 pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Brandt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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 specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Houston, TX. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cox attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Scarborough attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Scarborough has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Scarborough speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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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 specializes in pediatric surgery. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Shah attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass gastrointestinal surgery and neonatal surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farzaneh Banki specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. She is especially interested in heart surgery. Dr. Banki is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She attended the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Banki (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. Dr. Banki is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Stenosis, Scleroderma, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, ... (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 in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Snyder accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 surgeon and bariatric surgeon. The average patient rating for Dr. Leiva is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leiva's clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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 has an open panel. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Leiva attended medical school at Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Rascoe has indicated that his clinical interests include heart surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. Rascoe trained 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Bajwa studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Temple University for residency. He has a special interest in robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bajwa takes. His professional affiliations include 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Yu's areas of expertise consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 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. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Yu has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tsao completed residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Tsao has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wilson takes. Dr. Wilson's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Wilson's office for an appointment.

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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.