We found 129 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept USA Managed Care Organization 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Milewicz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Milewicz graduated from New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Milewicz completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Milewicz takes. He 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. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tripathy accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Tripathy attended medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He 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. Mahesh Kalachand Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1836
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramchandani include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ramchandani attended medical school at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Ramchandani has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ramchandani welcomes 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. Michael Joseph Reardon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reardon is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is especially interested in heart valve disease and aorta surgery. Dr. Reardon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Reardon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Texas Heart Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aorta Surgery, Tumor, Heart Valve Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $8,888
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,111
Dr. Ross Michael Reul, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ross Reul is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reul's clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve disease. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reul has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Scott Alan Scheinin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1750
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Scott Scheinin sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and mitral valve prolapse. Dr. Scheinin is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Scheinin has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Scheinin's practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Gerald Murray Lawrie, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1842
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gerald Lawrie's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), mitral valve disease, and carotid endarterectomy. Dr. Lawrie is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Lawrie graduated from The University of Sydney Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Valvuloplasty, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Brian Mirza is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, and sleep apnea. Dr. Mirza is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown. Dr. Mirza is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mirza honors. He is open to 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. Min Peter Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Min Kim is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Kim performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. He has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), esophageal surgery, and lung tumor resection. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kim is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Cancer, Esophageal Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Allen Bruckner, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Bruckner's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bruckner include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bruckner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter O'Hara practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Eastern Virginia Medical School, Dr. O'Hara completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. O'Hara is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. Erik Eddie Suarez, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Suarez's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Suarez include lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Suarez is professionally 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, Heart Problems, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Transplant, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Y Chan, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Chan, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Dr. Chan's clinical interests include lung biopsy, lung transplant, and lung cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chan honors. Dr. Chan is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Transplant, Lung Tumor Resection, Lung Volume Reduction Surgery, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Richard Link is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Link include 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. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Link honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, Dr. Link completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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. Michael D. Michael M. Frumovitz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1155 Herman Pressler Drive, Unit 1362; Cpb6.3562
Houston, TX
 

Dr. M. Frumovitz works as a gynecologic oncologist in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Frumovitz include gynecologic surgery. Dr. Frumovitz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Frumovitz has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; AAOGF Travel Award, The American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation; and Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Pidala accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital, Dr. Pidala attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pidala speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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)

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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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