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We found 25 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Security HMO 100 near League City, TX.

Dr. Ikenna Chidume Okereke, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2240 Gulf Freeway South; #2.100
League City, TX
 

Dr. Ikenna Okereke's specialty is thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center. Dr. Okereke is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Okereke trained at Cleveland Clinic. He accepts 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: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $712 - $4,659
  • Medicare Cost: $229 - $1,506
Dr. Linda Goluch Phillips, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1804 West Farm - To - Market Raod 646
Dickinson, TX
 

Dr. Linda Phillips is a plastic surgeon. Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Phillips's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She is in-network for 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 Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Phillips has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Yuan Zhang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2240 Gulf Freeway S; Suite 2.100
League City, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Zhang's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Zhang accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Stanford University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Chinese. Dr. Zhang's professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,283
  • Medicare Cost: $506
Dr. Eric Lowry Cole, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
2785 Gulf Freeway South; #2.200
League City, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He takes 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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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Terri Bailey Pustilnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
501 Medical Center Boulevard
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Terri Pustilnik is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her clinical interests include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. Dr. Pustilnik is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pustilnik takes. She is open to new patients. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Dr. Farrah Naz Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Other, Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is an allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Dr. Siddiqui graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. For her residency, Dr. Siddiqui trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui takes. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,393
  • Medicare Cost: $233
Dr. Douglas Scott Tyler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2240 Gulf Freeway South; Suite 1.500
League City, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Dr. Tyler is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Tyler attended Dartmouth Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,253
  • Medicare Cost: $910
Dr. Brian Anthony Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2240 Gulf Freeway South; #1.211
League City, TX
 

Dr. Brian Smith is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. Dr. Smith has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 129
  • Uninsured Cost: $446 - $2,710
  • Medicare Cost: $137 - $1,088
Dr. Eduardo Orihuela, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
2240 Gulf Freeway South; #2.100
League City, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Orihuela is a pediatric urology specialist in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Texas City, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Orihuela average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,120
  • Medicare Cost: $834
Dr. Kingsley Ndubueze Asumugha, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Kingsley Asumugha is a specialist in obstetrics. He works in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and gynecologic cancer. Dr. Asumugha is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Asumugha is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Circumcision, Gynecologic Cancer, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Joseph Claudius Allen Jr., MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
520 Blossom
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Allen practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Webster, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a special interest in spine reconstruction. Dr. Allen takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Reconstruction

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,349
  • Medicare Cost: $584
Dr. George Nicolas Carayannopoulos, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #2
League City, TX
 

Dr. George Carayannopoulos specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Carayannopoulos attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,093 - $2,306
  • Medicare Cost: $439 - $911
Dr. Fernando Jose Ocon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Ocon is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ocon include menstrual disorders, pap test, and sterilization. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Central America and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ocon is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Sterilization, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. In Soo S Yo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
450 W Medical Center Boulevard; #600
Webster, TX
 

Dr. In Yo's medical specialty is general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Yo is 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Yo honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,237
  • Medicare Cost: $661
Dr. Juan Antonio Serrato Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Juan Serrato works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Serrato's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Otolaryngology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Alfredo Jimenez is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jimenez include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and ear surgery. Dr. Jimenez accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Memorial Hermann, Dr. Jimenez attended Higher Institute of Medical Sciences of Havana for medical school. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Ear Surgery, Sinusitis, Endoscopy

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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.