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We found 6 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Gold HMO 014 near Irving, TX.

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Dr. Philip Harold Swanson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 250
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Philip Swanson specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Southlake, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Irving, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Swanson include open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Swanson speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake, and Las Colinas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Bowel Resection, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Abdominal Problems, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Julio Robert Rivera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2001 North Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 255
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Julio Rivera is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. 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. He has a special interest in bariatric revision surgery. Dr. Rivera accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rivera's hospital/clinic 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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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $708
Dr. Sina Matin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2001 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 255
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Sina Matin practices general surgery in Grapevine, TX and Irving, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Matin include minimally invasive surgery and bariatric revision surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Matin at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Matin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Golden Scalpel award for best teaching resident University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston; and Resident of the Year by the Student Surgical Society University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston. Dr. Matin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Italian and Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Weight Management, Weight Loss Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $711
Dr. Kurt Charles Lange, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7929 Brookriver Drive; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Kurt Lange is an adult gastroenterology specialist in Dallas, TX and Sunnyvale, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: colonoscopy with polypectomy, colon biopsy, and colon polyps. Dr. Lange's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Digestive Health Associates of Texas (DHAT), P.A.. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lange welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Diagnostic Endoscopy, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Abdominal Problems, Upper ... (Read more)

Dr. Darshna Somaiya Chandrasekhara, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 200
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Darshna Chandrasekhara is a specialist in obstetrics. She works in Irving, TX. Dr. Chandrasekhara has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chandrasekhara include essure, laparoscopic surgery, and robotic surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chandrasekhara graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. She is professionally affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Essure, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jesse Lee Even, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1901 N. Macarthur Boulevard
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Even's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery; he sees patients in Arlington, TX and Irving, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: minimally invasive spine surgery, spine problems, and complex spine surgery. Dr. Even honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. In addition to English, Dr. Even speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Pine Creek Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (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.