Finding Providers
loading

We found 387 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Allen Milewicz is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. He works in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Milewicz 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 the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Milewicz attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Milewicz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Milewicz is open to new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Gallstones, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrea Anita Hayes-Jordan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, General Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and oncology (cancer care). Dr. Hayes-Jordan takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She has received professional recognition including the following: Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Hayes-Jordan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Soft Tissue Sarcoma, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Kim Insua De La Cruz, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery
6770 Bertner Avenue, C320a; Division of Cardiac Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kim De La Cruz is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. De La Cruz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. De La Cruz include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic root replacement, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI). Dr. De La Cruz studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including the University Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman and College Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Thoracic Endovascular Aortic Repair, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6770 Bertner Avenue, Divsion of Cardiothoracic Surgery; Suite C330
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. His average patient rating is 4.0 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. Dr. Coselli has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Coselli's office for an appointment.

Read more

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. Miguel Angel Iii Gomez III, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Gomez's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gomez takes. Dr. Gomez is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

Read more

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

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed Lung, Carotid Endarterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Randall Kevin Wolf, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Randall Wolf works as a vascular surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Wolf has indicated that his clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Carilion Clinic. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wolf honors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Arrhythmias, Minimally Invasive Cardiac Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,172
  • Medicare Cost: $1,671
Dr. Ara Asadur Vaporciyan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 445
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ara Vaporciyan practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Heart Institute, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Vaporciyan attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Vaporciyan is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,665 - $10,146
  • Medicare Cost: $217 - $1,448
Dr. David Christopher Rice, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 445
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Rice's medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Rice obtained his medical school training at Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Award on Aging, Society of Thoracic Surgeons; Kaare K. Nygaard Travel Award for Clinical Research; and Travel Prize, America Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,665 - $9,533
  • Medicare Cost: $217 - $1,417
Dr. Wayne Lewis Hofstetter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Unit 1489
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Hofstetter practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Hofstetter is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hofstetter accepts. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Hofstetter attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Hofstetter has received include Dwight C. McGoon Award, Thoracic Surgery Resident's Association (TSRA); Dwight C. McGoon Award, Thoracic Surgery Residents Association (TSRA); and Robert Ginsberg Surgical Oncology Award, The Radiation Therapy Oncology Group.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,665 - $10,486
  • Medicare Cost: $217 - $1,417
Dr. Darrell Lorne Cass, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6621 Fannin; Ccc Suite 650
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Darrell Cass is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. In his practice, Dr. Cass focuses on diaphragmatic hernia and nissen fundoplication. Dr. Cass is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) for residency. Dr. Cass takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , Nissen fundoplication

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Nissen Fundoplication, Esophagus Problems, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Victor 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 attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Mazziotti's clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Fannin Surgicare.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Hospitals affiliated with provider +
Dr. Anthony Lopez Estrera, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Estrera is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Estrera is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

Read more

Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aneurysm, Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,367
  • Medicare Cost: $1,179
Dr. Mary L Brandt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street, 8th Floor; Suite 1210
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt is a pediatric surgery and general surgery specialist. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Brandt accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally ... (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's specialties are pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He practices in Houston, TX. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Cox attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Cox has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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 and practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Richmond, TX. He studied medicine at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. For his residency, Dr. Tripathy trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Tripathy's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tripathy takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

Read more

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

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

Dr. Terry Kent Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough is a specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Scarborough attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and acid reflux (GERD). Dr. Scarborough has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider 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. Scarborough speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic nephrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $12,500 - $13,000
  • Medicare Cost: $875 - $1,475

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Reviews

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Ethnicity/Race

Foreign Language

Research

Accessibility

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Time Commitments

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.