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

Dr. Allen Milewicz is a pediatric general surgery specialist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Milewicz's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. 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 studied medicine at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Milewicz has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Milewicz has an open panel.

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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. Michael Joseph Reardon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reardon specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Reardon include heart valve disease and aorta surgery. Dr. Reardon is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Reardon is accepting new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Reardon has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,888
  • Medicare Cost: $1,111
Dr. Mahesh Kalachand Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1836
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani works as a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramchandani include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ramchandani has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramchandani takes. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Gerald Lawrie works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Lawrie attended medical school at The University of Sydney Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lawrie include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and mitral valve disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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 has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lawrie is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lawrie's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Ross Michael Reul, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ross Reul specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Reul's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve disease, and heart surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Reul has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Min Peter Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Min Kim specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Kim's training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. His areas of expertise include esophageal surgery, lung tumor resection, and laparoscopic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kim accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kourosh Korsh Jafarnia, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 1700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Korsh Jafarnia's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jafarnia include hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Jafarnia's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jafarnia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Super Doctors; and A Castle Connolly Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Endoscopy, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,599
  • Medicare Cost: $398
Dr. Richard Edward Link Jr., BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Link is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Link's areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He graduated from Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Dr. Link 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. He welcomes new patients.

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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, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,511
  • Medicare Cost: $1,592
Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pidala include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pidala honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Pidala trained at Summa Akron City Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Miguel Valderrabano, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Valderrabano is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Valderrabano is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Valderrabano is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Madrid Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Ablation, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,594 - $6,487
  • Medicare Cost: $507 - $894
Dr. Matthew Linley Anderson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Anderson is a gynecologic oncology and obstetrics specialist. These areas are among Dr. Anderson's clinical interests: cancer surgery, pelvic surgery, and cervical dysplasia. He 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 is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. Dr. Anderson's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. He has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Theodore Benjamin Shybut, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Shybut specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Humble, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthritis surgery, and bursitis. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shybut takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shybut's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Mihee Lee, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
2223 Dorrington Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christine Lee's specialty is gynecologic oncology. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include da vinci surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She 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. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,053
  • Medicare Cost: $994
Dr. Kathleen Kelly Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6501 Fannin Street; Suite Nb317
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Kathleen Gallagher works in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Gallagher include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and pituitary disorders. Dr. Gallagher is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Gallagher attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete Dr. Gallagher's residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Dr. Gallagher accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gallagher has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Mohs Surgery, Sinusitis, Open Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Subramanyam Manny Ayyar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1740 W 27th Street; Suite 333
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ayyar is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Ayyar speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,638 - $15,000
  • Medicare Cost: $599 - $969
Dr. James Bruce Moseley Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. James Moseley sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Moseley average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Moseley include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Moseley is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Moseley's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Moseley include: Debakey Award for Research Excellence, Baylor College of Medicine; Alpha Omega Alpha; and Finalist for the Neer Award, American Shoulder and Elbow Society.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Scar Removal, Cyst Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 54
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,140 - $5,734
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $1,084

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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.