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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 is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ahmad 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. Dr. Ahmad's 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. Dr. Ahmad (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Patel include robotic surgery. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Patel 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 specialty is adult gastroenterology. Patient ratings for Dr. Abrol average 4.0 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. Before completing his residency at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Abrol attended medical school at Guru Nanak Dev University and Government Medical College, Amritsar. Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and moles. Patient ratings for Dr. Berzin average 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Berzin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Russian. Dr. Berzin is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children’s Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice 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. John George Giannakis, MD
Specializes in Urology
350 Kingwood Medical Drive; Suite 140
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. John Giannakis practices urology (urinary tract disease). His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Giannakis honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Giannakis is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee.

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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. 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Corey's professional 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 urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Dr. Dylewski's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Dylewski takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Liliana Woo is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, Dr. Woo focuses on robotic radical prostatectomy. Dr. Woo honors 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. She is 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. Matthew Marlan Hogan, MD
Specializes in Urology
22999 Highway 59 N 200
Kingwood, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Hogan is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. He attended medical school at 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. His areas of expertise include robotic radical prostatectomy. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hogan honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He 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 sees patients in Humble, TX and Kingwood, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Kossoy's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Dr. Kossoy has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Villafani studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Muscat studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Muscat honors.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Kingwood, TX. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stanislaw 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 Kingwood, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Mossadegh takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine.

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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 works as a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Baytown, TX and Humble, TX. Patient reviews placed Dr. Guertin at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Guertin include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and morton's neuroma. 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. Guertin trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.