We found 54 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept PacifiCare 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. 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Milewicz speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He 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. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Coselli trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coselli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Tripathy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tripathy takes. He is accepting new patients. He is a graduate of S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency.

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

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Devinder Singh Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devinder Bhatia is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He works in Humble, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhatia honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bhatia's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Lung Biopsy, Maze Procedure, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,000
  • Medicare Cost: $823
Dr. Paul Jerrall James, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2101 Crawford; Suite 304
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul James works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. James speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in laparoscopic surgery. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. Dr. James is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Michael Louis Eisemann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Eisemann's specialties are plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Eisemann graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eisemann takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael D. Michael M. Frumovitz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1155 Herman Pressler Drive, Unit 1362; Cpb6.3562
Houston, TX
 

Dr. M. Frumovitz is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Frumovitz include gynecologic surgery. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Frumovitz accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Frumovitz has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; AAOGF Travel Award, The American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation; and Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

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Clinical Interests: Gynecologic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,675
  • Medicare Cost: $1,055
Dr. Richard Edward Link Jr., BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Link, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Link include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Link honors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Link has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Ureteral Obstruction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,511
  • Medicare Cost: $1,592
Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Pidala's areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Pidala obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Linley Anderson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Anderson's medical specialty is gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, pelvic surgery, and cervical dysplasia. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Anderson's education and training includes medical school at Yale School of Medicine and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery, Cancer ... (Read more)

Dr. Hue-Teh Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Shih has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Taipei Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shih has received the following distinctions: American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. In addition to English, Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks Spanish and Chinese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Park Plaza Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,350
  • Medicare Cost: $870
Dr. Sean George Boutros, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sean Boutros is a head & neck plastic surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Austin, TX. These areas are among Dr. Boutros's clinical interests: dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and botulinum toxin injection. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Boutros attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Oral Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec ... (Read more)

Dr. Aeneid Liang-Jiu Chen, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
10701 Vintage Preserve Parkway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Aeneid Chen practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include warts, ablation, and minor surgery. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Chen completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. He is conversant in Taiwanese.

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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. William Hicks Iii Hadnott III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Hadnott specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Hadnott speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Hadnott include knee problems, hip surgery, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Hadnott attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hadnott's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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.

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, Joint Surgery, MAKOplasty, Knee Problems, Hip Surgery, Hip Problems

Dr. Jonathan Glen Lee, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 Binz; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Lee is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include knee problems, hip replacement, and knee replacement. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lee graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. Lee trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Joint Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Joint Aspiration, Hip Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Streitmann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
5009 Caroline Street; #105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Streitmann is a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Streitmann is affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Patient reviews placed Dr. Streitmann at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant Removal, ... (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.