We found 243 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milewicz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Milewicz graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Milewicz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milewicz takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes 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. Mary L Brandt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brandt include minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). 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 graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Mark Victor Mazziotti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6621 Fannin Street; Cc650 00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mazziotti is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mazziotti include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Mazziotti's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Fannin Surgicare. He honors 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 Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Dr. Mazziotti attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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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. 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 is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Cox graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cox's hospital/clinic 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's medical specialty is general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. After attending the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). On average, patients gave Dr. Scarborough a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Scarborough is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic nephrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sohail Rashmi Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sohail Shah's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), gastrointestinal surgery, and neonatal surgery. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Shah completed residency programs at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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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 is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. After attending the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Banki include heart surgery. She is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. 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, 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, who practices in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Snyder is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. Snyder trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,733
Dr. Jorge Ignacio Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Leiva is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended Autonomous University of San Luis Potosi Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Leiva is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Leiva accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He 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: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,780
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $622
Dr. Erik Browning Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Wilson is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahesh Kalachand Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1836
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramchandani include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ramchandani attended medical school at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Ramchandani has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ramchandani welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Philip Andrew Rascoe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Rascoe is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rascoe include heart surgery. Dr. Rascoe is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Rascoe 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.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, VATS lobectomy

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

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

Dr. Sherman Yu, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Yu has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic weight loss surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital. He 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. Dr. Yu is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Yu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Reardon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reardon is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in heart valve disease and aorta surgery. Dr. Reardon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reardon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Texas Heart Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aorta Surgery, Tumor, Heart Valve Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $8,888
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,111
Dr. Kulvinder Singh Bajwa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; 4.294
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Bellaire, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bajwa include robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Bajwa takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Dr. Bajwa is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy 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. Eyal E Porat, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1315 St. Joseph Parkway; Suite 1103
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eyal Porat practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Houston, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Porat is a graduate of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. 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.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Arrhythmias, Robotic Surgery

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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.
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