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We found 42 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's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Snyder takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed 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 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 specialist in general surgery and cardiothoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roman-Pavajeau takes. He attended the University of the North and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Roman-Pavajeau's professional 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; Suite 400
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Webster, TX. He attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hariharan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Hariharan (or staff) is conversant in French, Tamil, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hariharan has an open panel.

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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 is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Wasserman's practice, he is particularly interested in spine surgery procedures. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. She is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Patronella's areas of expertise include pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Patronella takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. She welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she performed her residency 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, who practices in Katy, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sobarzo's areas of expertise include menopause, ablation, and amenorrhea (missed periods). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Sobarzo is 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Madriz include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Madriz average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Madriz speaks Spanish. Dr. Madriz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. Dr. McGarvey is especially interested in foot problems and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. McGarvey's residency was performed at Union Memorial Hospital. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McGarvey has received the following distinction: 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. Paul Edward Bing, MD
Specializes in Adult Pulmonology
23900 Katy Freeway
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Paul Bing's specialty is adult pulmonology. Patient ratings for Dr. Bing average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bing's areas of expertise consist of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), bronchoscopy, and biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients. Dr. Bing attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bing trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas.

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

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

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

Dr. David Kent's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kent 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. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Kent completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kent's office for an appointment.

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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 specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. These areas are among Dr. Andrews's clinical interests: pap test, pelvic surgery, and ablation. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Andrews attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Andrews is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to 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. He practices in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Harlin is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation for residency. Dr. Harlin is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for 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's specialties are general surgery, vascular surgery, and trauma surgery. Dr. Keyhani has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include peripheral artery disease (PAD), spider veins, and varicose veins. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston), and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Keyhani speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Stephen Simonich sees patients in Houston, TX, Tomball, TX, and Katy, TX. His medical specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Simonich studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center for residency. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX and Katy, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Krishnan attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic radical prostatectomy. The average patient rating for Dr. Krishnan is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Krishnan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic radical prostatectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Buckminster John Farrow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
23920 Katy Freeweay; Suite 560a
Katy, TX
 

Dr. Buckminster Farrow practices general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Farrow include amputees, minor surgery, and lung surgery. Dr. Farrow is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,083 - $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $468 - $661

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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.