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

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

Dr. Julio Rivera is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Rivera's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rivera trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivera honors. Dr. Rivera is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $708
Dr. Murali Mohan Alloju, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
7610 Stemmons Freeway; Suite 500
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Murali Alloju sees patients in Frisco, TX and Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. Dr. Alloju (or staff) speaks Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Alloju's areas of expertise consist of colon problems and endoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. After attending Kakatiya Medical College and Osmania Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo. Patients gave Dr. Alloju an average rating of 3.0 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. Alloju accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Colon Problems

Dr. Sina Matin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2001 N Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 255
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Sina Matin's medical specialty is general surgery. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Matin has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Matin has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Matin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Italian and Persian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $711
Dr. Philip Harold Swanson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1110 Cottonwood Lane; Suite 250
Irving, TX
 

Dr. Philip Swanson is a medical specialist in general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Swanson's areas of expertise include the following: open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School and then he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Swanson is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

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

Dr. Darshna Chandrasekhara's specialty is obstetrics. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Her areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. Dr. Chandrasekhara's average patient rating is 2.0 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. Chandrasekhara accepts. She is 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 is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Even's clinical interests: minimally invasive spine surgery, spine problems, and complex spine surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Even honors. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Even attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Even speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Arlington, 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.