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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Killeen, TX.

Dr. Kelly Ryman Mattix, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2405 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Mattix is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Mattix attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Leonard Ensminger Award-presented by the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems, Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. King Coffield's areas of specialization are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Coffield attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Coffield completed a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Best Physicians of USA, Top Physicians of America; Physician Oncology Education Program, Excellence Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,500
  • Medicare Cost: $644
Dr. Susan Mary Pike, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2405 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Susan Pike specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Temple, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Killeen, TX. She is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Pike trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Pike's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). The average patient rating for Dr. Pike is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received distinctions including Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Belur Janakray Patel, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Belur Patel practices urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the following distinction: NIH Fellow. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Kidney Stones, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $845 - $2,464
  • Medicare Cost: $273 - $798
Dr. Sandy Moe Bidner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 290
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Sandy Bidner, who practices in Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks French. Dr. Bidner is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bidner honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $515 - $3,125
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,027
Dr. James Nelson Black, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 250
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. James Black specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Dr. Black studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include electrophysiological (EP) study. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Black is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical Interests: Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,349 - $2,674
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $797
Dr. Patrick Shepherd Lowry, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Lowry works as an urologist and surgical oncologist. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lowry 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Scott & White/Texas A&M HSC GME Distinguished Alumnus; Endourological Society Essay contest, 3rd place; and Pfizer Scholar in Urology, University of Wisconsin. He 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. Gregory Dean Olsovsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 250
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Olsovsky sees patients in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Olsovsky accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed his residency 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

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $2,100
  • Medicare Cost: $472 - $813
Dr. Kristofer Ross Wagner, MD
Specializes in Urology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Kristofer Wagner sees patients in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Wagner trained at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Gerald P. Murphy/Praecis Award, 2004, 2006, 2007; Texas Rising Stars; and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,325 - $5,249
  • Medicare Cost: $373 - $1,640
Dr. Eric Arthur Allerkamp, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3106 S W S Young Drive
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Eric Allerkamp's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Allerkamp average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Allerkamp has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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's specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is a graduate of Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Dr. Larsen 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Larsen 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 Prolapse, Pelvic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He studied medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. Dr. Racusin is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

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Specializes in Urology
1230 Bell Tower Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Bernard Morris is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morris honors. Dr. Morris 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

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,473
  • Medicare Cost: $652
Dr. Charles Ryon Day, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
800 West Central Texas Expressway; Suite 100
Harker Heights, TX
 

Dr. Charles Day, who practices in Killeen, TX and Harker Heights, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and dermabrasion. Dr. Day's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Hair Transplant, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery
3816 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite B
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Senthil Sankaralingam is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Sankaralingam attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,410
  • Medicare Cost: $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.