We found 12 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Killeen, TX.

Dr. Scott Scott Coffield, MD
Specializes in Urology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. King Coffield, who practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) and Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Coffield graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coffield takes. Dr. Coffield has received professional recognition including the following: Best Physicians of USA, Top Physicians of America; Physician Oncology Education Program, Excellence Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $5,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $644
Dr. Susan Mary Pike, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2405 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Susan Pike is a specialist in plastic surgery. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pike honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati for residency. She has received distinctions including Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014. Dr. Pike is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandy M Bidner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 290
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Sandy Bidner is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bidner accepts. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $515 - $3,125
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,027
Dr. Wilma Ida Larsen, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 370
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Wilma Larsen is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Larsen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: ACOG Mentor Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; "A" Designator for Excellence in OB/GYN; and Order of Military Medical Merit.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Shepherd Lowry, MD
Specializes in Urology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Lowry's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Lowry is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Scott & White/Texas A&M HSC GME Distinguished Alumnus; Endourological Society Essay contest, 3rd place; and Pfizer Scholar in Urology, University of Wisconsin. Dr. Lowry is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Pyeloplasty, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristofer Ross Wagner, MD
Specializes in Urology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Kristofer Wagner practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Wagner is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for residency. Dr. Wagner's distinctions include: Gerald P. Murphy/Praecis Award, 2004, 2006, 2007; Texas Rising Stars; and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), laparoscopic pyeloplasty, robotic pyeloplasty, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $2,325 - $5,249
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $373 - $1,640
Dr. Adam Wesley Racusin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
36000 Darnall Loop; Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Fort Hood, TX
 

Dr. Adam Racusin practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Marble Falls, TX and Fort Hood, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Racusin studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. His medical residency was performed at Brooke Army Medical Center. Dr. Racusin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Dean Olsovsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 250
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Olsovsky specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Olsovsky honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Olsovsky trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $2,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $472 - $813
Dr. Charles Ryon Day, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
800 West Central Texas Expressway; Suite 100
Harker Heights, TX
 

Dr. Charles Day is a plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Day is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Arthur Allerkamp, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3106 S W S Young Drive
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Eric Allerkamp is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Allerkamp is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Allerkamp attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Transvaginal Ultrasound, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pelvic Problems, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Bernard Morris is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Killeen, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Morris average 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Morris accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $5,473
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $652

Specializes in Surgery
3816 S Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Senthil Sankaralingam is a surgeon in Killeen, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sankaralingam accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,410
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628

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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.
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