We found 386 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 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. Andrea Anita Hayes-Jordan, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Oncology, General Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan works as a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and oncologist. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis, Dr. Hayes-Jordan attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. She is especially interested in cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna HSA, and more. Her distinctions include: 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.

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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's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. He attended medical school at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Dr. De La Cruz's areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic root replacement, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: the University Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman and College Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman. Dr. De La Cruz (or staff) is conversant in Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. De La Cruz is affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI).

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Relevant Interests: , thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR)

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

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

Dr. Miguel Gomez is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Gomez honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gomez has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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. Ara Asadur Vaporciyan, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1515 Holcombe Boulevard; Box 445
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ara Vaporciyan's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Vaporciyan include: Regents Outstanding Teaching Award, University of Texas; Best Doctors in America; and Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors. Dr. Vaporciyan is professionally affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Rice attended Trinity College Dublin School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Rice has received include 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 affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. Wayne Hofstetter, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Hofstetter takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: 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. He is affiliated with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,665 - $10,486
  • Medicare Cost: $217 - $1,417
Dr. Mark Victor Mazziotti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6621 Fannin Street; Cc650 00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mazziotti practices pediatric surgery and general surgery in Houston, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mazziotti include minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Mazziotti obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. Dr. Mazziotti is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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

Dr. Randall Wolf's areas of specialization are vascular surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats) and minimally invasive cardiac surgery. Dr. Wolf is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolf completed his residency training at Carilion Clinic. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Mary L Brandt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Brandt include minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). Dr. Brandt 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. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brandt has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Cox performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cox takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. 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. Sohail Rashmi Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sohail Shah is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Shah's areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), gastrointestinal surgery, and neonatal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Shah completed his residency training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC).

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

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farzaneh Banki, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Farzaneh Banki is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Banki include heart surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Banki attended medical school at the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Banki completed a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. Dr. Banki (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian.

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

All Interests: Achalasia, Endoscopic Mucosal Resection, Stenosis, Scleroderma, Acid Reflux, Esophagectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,491
  • Medicare Cost: $1,066
Dr. Brad Elliot Snyder Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6411 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Snyder's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,733

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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.