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 is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and Tomball, TX. Dr. Ahmad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Ahmad include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Dr. Ahmad is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ahmad accepts. He welcomes 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 sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery. He has a special interest in robotic surgery. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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 professionally 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's area of specialization is adult gastroenterology. The average patient rating for Dr. Abrol is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is a graduate of Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. His medical residency was performed 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. Dr. Abrol has an open panel.

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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 is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Berzin (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Berzin's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Berzin average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berzin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Berzin is open to new patients.

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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 is an urologist. Dr. Corey's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Drew Aric Dylewski, MD
Specializes in Urology
22999 Highway 59 N 200
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Drew Dylewski is an urologist. Dr. Dylewski's clinical interests include robotic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dylewski graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. His 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. John George Giannakis, MD
Specializes in Urology
350 Kingwood Medical Drive; Suite 140
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. John Giannakis practices urology (urinary tract disease). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Giannakis takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. 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. Matthew Marlan Hogan, MD
Specializes in Urology
22999 Highway 59 N 200
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Hogan's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Hogan accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Hogan completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Hogan's 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She is especially interested in robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Woo's patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Kent Ian Kossoy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
22999 Us Hwy 59; Suite 188
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Kent Kossoy, who practices in Humble, TX and Kingwood, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Kossoy 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 average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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 practices general surgery in Kingwood, TX and Humble, TX. Dr. Villafani is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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 sees patients in Humble, TX and Kingwood, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Muscat graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 orthopedic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at 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 is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Mossadegh graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as 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 podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Guertin's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and morton's neuroma. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Guertin's training includes a residency program at Hahnemann University Hospital. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his 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.