We found 40 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Silver 3800/HMO Premier near Katy, TX.

Dr. Brad Elliot Snyder Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 400
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Katy, TX. Dr. Snyder takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,733
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Specializes in General Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 330
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Jaime Roman-Pavajeau, who practices in Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Roman-Pavajeau attended the University of the North for medical school. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,410
  • Medicare Cost: $695
Dr. Ramesh Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
23923 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed Dr. Hariharan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Memorial Hermann, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Hariharan (or staff) is conversant in French, Tamil, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Hariharan is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 170
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,675 - $5,345
  • Medicare Cost: $442 - $872
Dr. Maria Eugenia Milian Sobarzo, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Maria Sobarzo is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Sobarzo's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include menopause, ablation, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sobarzo honors. Dr. Sobarzo has an open panel. She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sobarzo completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Hormone Replacement ... (Read more)

Dr. Omar Isaac Madriz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 580
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Omar Madriz's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Bunker Hill Village, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Madriz's areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Madriz is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Madriz attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Madriz speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Rectal Bleeding, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew William Wasserman, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21222 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Wasserman's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In Dr. Wasserman's practice, he is particularly interested in spine surgery procedures. 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 Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Wasserman speaks Spanish. Dr. Wasserman's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Spine Surgery Procedures, Back Pain

Dr. William Christopher McGarvey, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 150
Katy, TX
 

Dr. William McGarvey works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. In Dr. McGarvey's practice, he is particularly interested in foot problems and ankle problems. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Union Memorial Hospital, Dr. McGarvey attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,195
  • Medicare Cost: $145
Dr. Allyson Lynette Patronella, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 330
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Allyson Patronella is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Patronella's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. She is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Patronella honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Patronella attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Pap Test, Preventive Care, Laparoscopic Surgery, Ablation, Pelvic ... (Read more)

Dr. Nilesh Sudhir Mathuria, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
21700 Kingsland Boulevard; Suite, 102
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Nilesh Mathuria practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Mathuria include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Mathuria's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mathuria honors. He has an open panel.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $991 - $1,962
  • Medicare Cost: $450 - $887
Dr. Paul Edward Bing, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
23900 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Paul Bing, who practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in adult pulmonology. He has a special interest in video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), bronchoscopy, and biopsy. Dr. Bing is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. The average patient rating for Dr. Bing is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, General Care, Thoracentesis, Biopsy, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

Dr. Stephen Donald Simonich, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 150
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Simonich is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Simonich is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Simonich completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. Dr. Simonich is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Sports Health, Partial Hip Replacement, Shoulder Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Scott Kent, MD
Specializes in Urology
23920 Katy Frwy; Suite 380
Katy, TX
 

Dr. David Kent works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Kent attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. Dr. Kent accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kent has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Bladder Cancer, Vasectomy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,029
  • Medicare Cost: $681
Dr. David John Wainwright, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
23923 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. David Wainwright's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at The Hospital for Sick Children. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wainwright takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wainwright's professional affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Sarah Elizabeth Andrews, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 330
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Andrews is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Andrews include pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. Patient ratings for Dr. Andrews average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Andrews accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Andrews welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Contraception, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Anthony Harlin, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 400
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Harlin's specialties are legal medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, Dr. Harlin attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,799
  • Medicare Cost: $1,282
Dr. Kourosh Keyhani, MD, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1331 W Grand Parkway N; Suite 250
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Kourosh Keyhani is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. He obtained his medical school training at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Keyhani has a special interest in peripheral artery disease (PAD), spider veins, and varicose veins. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Keyhani takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Spider Veins, Peripheral Artery Disease, Varicose Veins, Endovascular Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $865
  • Medicare Cost: $687

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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.