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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 sees patients in Euless, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Irving, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Rivera is conversant in Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Rivera attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He 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 works as a gastroenterologist in Frisco, TX and Dallas, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo, Dr. Alloju attended medical school at Kakatiya Medical College and Osmania Medical College. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colon problems and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Alloju's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Alloju (or staff) is conversant in Telugu and Hindi. Dr. Alloju is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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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 works as a general surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Matin include minimally invasive surgery and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Matin (or staff) is conversant in Italian and Persian. Dr. Matin's professional 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 practices general surgery in Southlake, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Irving, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Swanson's areas of expertise include the following: open hernia repair, inguinal hernia repair, and morbid obesity. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Swanson attended medical school at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Swanson is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake.

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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 is a medical specialist in obstetrics. Dr. Chandrasekhara's average rating from her patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic surgery and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Las Colinas Medical Center. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas.

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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 specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in minimally invasive spine surgery, spine problems, and complex spine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical Center of Arlington, and Pine Creek Medical Center. Dr. Even takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Even performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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.