We found 40 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Choice near Hurst, TX.

Dr. Baron Lloyd Hamman, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
902 West Randol Mill Road; Suite 200
Arlington, TX
 

Dr. Baron Hamman is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Arlington, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hamman trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Hamman include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hamman 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. Hamman is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Bridget K Holden, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
5204 Colleyville Boulevard
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Bridget Holden sees patients in Trophy Club, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Dallas, TX. Her medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Holden is especially interested in esophagogastroduodenoscopy (EGD), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holden accepts. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Baylor University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Stomach Problems, Duodenal Switch, ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio Robert Rivera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
251 Westpark Way; Suite 300
Euless, TX
 

Dr. Julio Rivera sees patients in Euless, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Irving, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in bariatric revision surgery. Dr. Rivera's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Rivera attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Rivera's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $708

Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1717 Precinct Line Road; Suite 204
Hurst, TX
 

Dr. Robert Snow practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Hurst, TX and Trophy Club, TX. He has a special interest in laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Snow is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stomach Problems

Dr. Oscar David Taunton Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. O. Taunton is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee replacement, and pain. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Taunton honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Taunton attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Taunton's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Revision, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,303 - $1,361
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $504 - $521
Dr. Mark Joseph Messing, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1609 Hospital Parkway; Suite 300
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Mark Messing, who practices in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. His clinical interests include gynecologic cancer, robotic surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Messing graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Messing's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Howard Walker Harris, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2425 Hwy 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Howard Harris' specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Fort Worth, TX, Bedford, TX, and Grapevine, TX. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Harris is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Harris attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Harris speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert S Pollard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1604 Hospital Parkway; #505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Robert Pollard's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Pollard attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Pollard's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Hernia, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Carotid Artery Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,279
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $588
Dr. Yadranko N Ducic, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Yadranko Ducic's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients in Fort Worth, TX and Colleyville, TX. Dr. Ducic (or staff) is conversant in Serbo-Croatian and French. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He graduated from the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ducic accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, minimally invasive thyroidectomy

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Reagan Michelle Street, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1609 Hospital Parkway
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Reagan Street specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Fort Worth, TX, Arlington, TX, and Bedford, TX. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Street is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. She has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,042
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $973
Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Smith trained 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. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Top 10 MD; Fort Worth Top Doc; and American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Smith's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, minimally invasive thyroidectomy

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Thyroid Fine Needle ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin Joseph Elieson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1604 Hospital Parkway; Suite 505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. M. Elieson sees patients in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Elieson studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Elieson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $1,314
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $617
Dr. Thomas J Purgett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1604 Hospital Parkway; #505
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Purgett practices general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Purgett is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. His training includes a residency program at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Patient reviews placed Dr. Purgett at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Purgett honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Purgett's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,330
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $581
Dr. Michael Ly Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2425 Highway 121
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Michael Nguyen's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Bedford, TX and Grapevine, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip arthroscopy, sports health, and musculoskeletal problems. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Nguyen completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Irvine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Nguyen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Orthopedic Surgery, Hip Arthroscopy, Knee Arthroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott L Greenberg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1305 Airport Freeway; 301
Bedford, TX
 

Dr. Scott Greenberg's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Greenberg is affiliated with Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Greenberg's residency was performed at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $975 - $1,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $437 - $873
Dr. Larry M Kjeldgaard, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
809 W Harwood Road; Suite 101
Hurst, TX
 

Dr. Larry Kjeldgaard specializes in hand surgery, spine surgery, and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee replacement, spine surgery procedures, and sports injuries. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kjeldgaard completed his residency training at POH Regional Medical Center. Dr. Kjeldgaard's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kjeldgaard takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Musculoskeletal Problems, Sports Injuries, Knee Replacement, Spine Surgery Procedures, Knee ... (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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