We found 246 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Allen Milewicz is a pediatric general surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Milewicz's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He 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. Terry K Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough is a physician who specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Scarborough is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Scarborough include sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Scarborough accepts. He attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Mary L Brandt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3023 Kirby Drive; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brandt takes. Dr. Brandt attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Brandt has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Medical Center (TMC), 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. Tuyen C Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tom Nguyen is a specialist in vascular surgery and thoracic surgery. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford University Medical Center. In Dr. Nguyen's practice, he is particularly interested in heart surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Nguyen speaks Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Heart Surgery

Dr. Mark V 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 sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Pearland, TX. Dr. Mazziotti attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mazziotti include minimally invasive surgery. 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. Dr. Mazziotti is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Monica Esperanza Lopez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3023 Kirby Drive; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Monica Lopez's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; she sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. Lopez is especially interested in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), endocrine surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at Yale School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (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. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic colon surgery. Dr. Yu is rated highly by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver, Dr. Yu attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic colon 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
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reardon is a specialist in cardiac surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Dr. Reardon is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reardon include heart valve disease and aorta surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reardon takes. He is open to new patients. Dr. Reardon obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Reardon has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, Aorta Surgery, Heart 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. Akemi L Kawaguchi, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Akemi Kawaguchi is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Kawaguchi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. She trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Miller Children's & Women's Hospital Long Beach, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Cancer

Dr. Jorge I Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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. Leiva has an open panel. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,780
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $622
Dr. Erik B 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. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Wilson attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wilson include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. Dr. Wilson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wilson is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). He 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 Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is cardiac surgery. Dr. Ramchandani's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Ramchandani average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramchandani 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. Ramchandani has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, ... (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 specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Houston, TX. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Cox graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Brad E Snyder Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; 4234
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Snyder include weight management. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Snyder takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency.

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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. Adel D Irani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Adel Irani is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Irani completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Irani is affiliated with Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Problems, Aorta Surgery, Heart Transplant, Devices, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Noon sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and thyroid problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Noon takes. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Gallstones, Kidney Transplant, Aneurysm, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung ... (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.
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