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We found 41 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
23923 Cinco Ranch Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Brad Snyder works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Snyder honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Snyder attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Weight Loss Surgery, Bariatric Revision Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Roman-Pavajeau is a graduate of the University of the North. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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; Suite 400
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hariharan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hariharan studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hariharan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Matthew Wasserman works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Katy, TX. His clinical interests encompass spine surgery procedures. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Wasserman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wasserman attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Wasserman's hospital/clinic 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. Allyson Lynette Patronella, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 330
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Allyson Patronella, who practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Patronella's clinical interests include pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Patronella accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. She has an open panel. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Patronella trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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. Maria Eugenia Milian Sobarzo, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
21402 Provincial Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Maria Sobarzo specializes in general gynecology and practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Sobarzo studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Clinical interests for Dr. Sobarzo include menopause, ablation, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Sobarzo is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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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. The average patient rating for Dr. Madriz is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Madriz's areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Madriz honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Madriz is conversant in 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. William Christopher McGarvey, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
23960 Katy Freeway; Suite 150
Katy, TX
 

Dr. William McGarvey practices foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. McGarvey's areas of expertise consist of foot problems and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Union Memorial Hospital for residency. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. McGarvey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. David Kent is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Kent include bladder cancer, prostate problems, and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kent is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Sarah Andrews' specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Andrews honors. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Andrews's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. She is accepting 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 works as a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and legal medicine specialist in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Harlin is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Dr. Harlin's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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 specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Dr. Keyhani has indicated that his clinical interests include peripheral artery disease (PAD), spider veins, and varicose veins. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Keyhani takes. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Keyhani is affiliated with 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
Dr. David Howard Hildreth, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
21222 Kingsland Boulevard
Katy, TX
 

Dr. David Hildreth is a hand surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. Hildreth's clinical interests encompass hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hildreth has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Hand Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $999
  • Medicare Cost: $427
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 specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Houston, TX, Tomball, TX, and Katy, TX. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Simonich is 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. Ramesh Krishnan, MD
Specializes in Urology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 380
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Remesh Krishnan is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Krishnan include robotic radical prostatectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Krishnan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Krishnan has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Krishnan's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic radical prostatectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Kristin Noelle Schmidt, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
23920 Katy Freeway; Suite 330
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Kristin Schmidt is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and ablation. Dr. Schmidt is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Schmidt is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. 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 Health Science Center at Houston.

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

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, High Risk ... (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.