We found 53 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept PacifiCare near Houston, TX.

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a specialist in cardiac surgery and vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Coselli is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Coselli's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Coselli attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Coselli has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. Dr. Coselli is accepting 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. Allen L Milewicz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Milewicz is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Milewicz's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Milewicz's average patient rating is 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 accepts. Dr. Milewicz 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. 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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. Dr. Bhatia is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bhatia is open to new patients. 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. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Uttam Tripathy, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Tripathy studied medicine at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. Patient ratings for Dr. Tripathy average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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. Paul Jerrall James, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2101 Crawford; Suite 304
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul James' medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. James include laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. James attended Meharry Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. James speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

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

Dr. Brian Mirza's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Mirza include panniculectomy (removal of excess skin), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mirza is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Richard Link works as an urologist. Dr. Link's clinical interests include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). He 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 Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Link attended Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Link's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 G Boutros, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sean Boutros practices head & neck plastic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Boutros include dermabrasion, oral reconstruction, and mini tummy tuck. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Texas Children's Hospital, and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. Dr. Boutros is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Boutros attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Boutros has received include Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Oral Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Down ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Pidala is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Summa Akron City Hospital. Dr. Pidala has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Pidala welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. William Hadnott works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He has a special interest in knee problems, hip surgery, and sports health. On average, patients gave Dr. Hadnott a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Hadnott's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH).

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty

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

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. He is especially interested in gynecologic surgery. Dr. Frumovitz's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Frumovitz has received distinctions including 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 Procedures, Gynecologic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $7,675
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,055
Dr. Hue-Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6400 Fannin; #2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shih include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Shih is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Taipei Medical University and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Shih an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His distinctions include: American Federation For Clinical Research Trainee Award and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs Affiliate-In-Training Travel Award. 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. Matthew L Anderson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Anderson, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. His areas of clinical interest consist of cancer surgery, pelvic surgery, and cervical dysplasia. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson attended Yale School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Yale-New Haven Hospital for residency. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Texas Children's Hospital - Pavilion for Women, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Anderson welcomes new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Michael Eisemann is a specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Houston, TX. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Eisemann takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing 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, Dr. Eisemann attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. Dr. Eisemann has received the following distinctions: 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. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, 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. Isam Yusuof Balat, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1801 Binz Street; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. After attending 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 for medical school, 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. In his practice, he is particularly interested in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Balat has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Balat (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Scott Rothenberg, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Rothenberg specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Rothenberg include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Rothenberg is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from New York Medical College and then he performed his residency at Lenox Hill Hospital and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Rothenberg is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Rothenberg accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (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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