We found 51 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 works as a pediatric general surgeon. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Milewicz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. The average patient rating for Dr. Milewicz is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network 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. Milewicz speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. Dr. Coselli's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Coselli average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Coselli has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $4,603 - $8,539
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 attended S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). The average patient rating for Dr. Tripathy is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tripathy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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 cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Humble, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. After attending the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. Dr. Bhatia has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bhatia's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $14,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $823
Dr. Paul Jerrall James, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2101 Crawford; Suite 304
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul James specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. James include laparoscopic surgery. Dr. James's hospital/clinic affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). 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. James studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. He trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for his residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Brian Mirza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Mirza works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, and sleep apnea. Dr. Mirza is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mirza is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Mirza trained at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Michael Eisemann practices plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and then went on to complete 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. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave Dr. Eisemann an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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 distinctions including Listed as a top-rated plastic surgeon in Texas; "Guide to Top Doctors"; and Selected as one of the Top Doctors in Harris County and Bayou City. Dr. Eisemann's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, and Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Edward Link Jr., BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Link is an urologist. These areas are among Dr. Link's clinical interests: polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He studied medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Link trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $8,511
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,592
Dr. Sean George Boutros, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sean Boutros' medical specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. Before performing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Boutros attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and oral reconstruction. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Boutros honors. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Seton Healthcare Family. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Oral Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Down ... (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 gynecologic oncology specialist. His clinical interests include gynecologic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Frumovitz attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Frumovitz accepts. His distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; AAOGF Travel Award, The American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation; and Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Frumovitz's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Gynecologic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $7,675
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,055
Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Pidala's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pidala has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He has an open panel.

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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 areas of specialization are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer surgery, pelvic surgery, and cervical dysplasia. Dr. Anderson's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Anderson's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Yale School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Shih's clinical interests: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from Taipei Medical University and then he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Shih has received include American Federation For Clinical Research; Trainee Award; and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $870
Dr. William Hicks Iii Hadnott III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Hadnott is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Hadnott is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, hip surgery, and sports health. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hadnott's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty

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

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 education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Mayo Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chen include warts, ablation, and minor surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Chen is conversant in Taiwanese. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Vintage. He is open to new patients.

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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)

Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Houston, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Balat has a special interest in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Balat studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (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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