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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Gold Compass Balanced 0 near Kingwood, TX.

Dr. Atauarrabb Ahmad, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery, Critical Care
11740 Fm 1960 West
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ataurrabb Ahmad works as a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Ahmad (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. The average patient rating for Dr. Ahmad is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ahmad honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,430
  • Medicare Cost: $648
Dr. Ronak Jayant Patel, DO
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
11740 Fm 1960 West
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ronak Patel practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery in Houston, TX. In his practice, he is particularly interested in robotic surgery. Dr. Patel accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Tomball Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Rajeshwar Pal Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
837 Fm 1960; Suite 106
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in Tomball, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Abrol average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrol is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar, he performed his residency at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Abrol's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Edward Berzin, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2300 Green Oak Drive; #300
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Edward Berzin's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Kingwood, TX. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. Dr. Berzin is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Berzin honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Berzin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Russian.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Clyde Leland Corey, MD
Specializes in Urology
22999 Highway 59 N 200
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Clyde Corey sees patients in Tomball, TX, Kingwood, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Corey graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Corey honors. Dr. Corey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Lithotripsy, Radical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,698
  • Medicare Cost: $829
Dr. John George Giannakis, MD
Specializes in Urology
350 Kingwood Medical Drive; Suite 140
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. John Giannakis' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Giannakis at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Infertility, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (Read more)

Dr. Drew Aric Dylewski, MD
Specializes in Urology
22999 Highway 59 N 200
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Drew Dylewski's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dylewski include robotic surgery. Dr. Dylewski honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Dylewski completed a residency program at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Dylewski's professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Matthew Marlan Hogan, MD
Specializes in Urology
22999 Highway 59 N 200
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Hogan works as an urologist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hogan's clinical interests include robotic radical prostatectomy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic radical prostatectomy

All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Liliana Woo, MD
Specializes in Urology
22999 Highway 59 North
Humble, TX
 

Dr. Liliana Woo's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Woo include robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Woo is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Woo attended Harvard Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic radical prostatectomy

All Interests: Robotic Radical Prostatectomy

Dr. Kent Ian Kossoy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
22999 Us Hwy 59; Suite 188
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Kent Kossoy specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Humble, TX and Kingwood, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Kossoy a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,638
  • Medicare Cost: $632
Dr. Juan Mario Villafani, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
201 Kingwood Medical Drive; Suite B400
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Juan Villafani is a specialist in general surgery. Dr. Villafani is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,761
  • Medicare Cost: $693
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
900 Rockmead Drive
Humble, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Muscat's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Muscat attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,700 - $3,349
  • Medicare Cost: $519 - $540
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 Rockmead Drive
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Scott Stanislaw is an orthopedist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stanislaw is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,035 - $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $125 - $628
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Specializes in General Surgery
22710 Professional Drive; Suite 204
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Mahsa Mossadegh specializes in general surgery and practices in Kingwood, TX. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Mossadegh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,637
  • Medicare Cost: $622
Daren Michael Guertin
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
18455 West Lake Houston Parkway; Suite 280
Humble, TX
 

Dr. Daren Guertin is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and morton's neuroma. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Guertin's residency was performed at Hahnemann University Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Guertin's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Morton's Neuroma, Arthroscopic Surgery, Neuropathy, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Hammer ... (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.