We found 353 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare EPO near Houston, TX.

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

Dr. Allen Milewicz's medical specialty is pediatric general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Milewicz is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milewicz honors. He is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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, General Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Andrea Hayes-Jordan's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: cancer surgery, minimally invasive surgery, and soft tissue sarcoma. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Hayes-Jordan graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. Dr. Hayes-Jordan's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA. She has received the following distinctions: Scholar, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Dean's Teaching Excellence Award, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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
6770 Bertner Avenue, C320a; Division of Cardiac Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kim De La Cruz works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. De La Cruz (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Dr. De La Cruz's areas of expertise include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic root replacement, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is professionally affiliated with Texas Heart Institute (THI). He studied medicine at the University of the Philippines College of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. De La Cruz accepts. Dr. De La Cruz has received professional recognition including the following: the University Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman and College Scholar, University of the Philippines Diliman.

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Relevant Interests: , thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), endovascular surgery

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

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

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a cardiac surgery and vascular surgery specialist in Houston, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Coselli's clinical interests 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, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coselli is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Terry Scarborough is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He has a special interest in sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Scarborough takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Scarborough attended the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic nephrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark V 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. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Mazziotti include minimally invasive surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Mazziotti completed residency programs at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Fannin Surgicare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Jorge I Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva 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. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leiva's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,780
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $622
Dr. David J Sugarbaker, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
Baylor College of Medicine; One Baylor Plaza
Houston, TX
 

Dr. David Sugarbaker works as a thoracic surgeon. He offers interpreting services for his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sugarbaker include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Sugarbaker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Clinic, Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Dr. Sugarbaker's education and training includes medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College and residency at Toronto General Hospital and Peter Bent Brigham Hospital. His average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sugarbaker has received professional recognition including the following: Boston Super Doctors; Texas Super Doctors; and Master Of Arts (honorary), Harvard Medical School. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farzaneh Banki practices general surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Banki include heart surgery. Dr. Banki is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Montreal Faculty of Medicine. She trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Dr. Banki (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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)

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 is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Cox's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training 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. Todd Kenneth Rosengart, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Rosengart is a cardiac surgery and vascular surgery specialist. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Rosengart has a special interest in heart bypass surgery (CABG) and minimally invasive valve surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Rosengart graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Aortic Disease, Tricuspid Valve Repair, ... (Read more)

Procedure Information for CABG and/or Valve Surgery
  • Patient survival rate: ?
    This survival rate is 'risk-adjusted' to account for the fact that some physicians treat sicker patients than average. The resulting percentage is the survival rate for the average patient who has this procedure.
    97.4%
    (Similar to state average)
  • Case Severity: 1.4 times the average?
    Physicians with high case severity treat sicker patients than average, and their patients are more at-risk. In contrast, physicians with low case severity treat healthier patients than average, and their patients are less at-risk.
  • Based on 363 patients (2009-2011)
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Dr. Brad E Snyder Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6431 Fannin Street; 4234
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder, who practices in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His 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 in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Snyder 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $9,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,733
Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy works as a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He has a 3.5 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 takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Tripathy's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Mary Brandt is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. She works in Houston, TX. Her education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She is especially interested in minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Dr. Brandt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Brandt is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahesh K Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1836
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ramchandani's areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ramchandani honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica Esperanza Lopez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Monica Lopez's specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. She has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), endocrine surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Lopez honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Lopez attended Yale School of Medicine. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Fannin Surgicare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (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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