We found 42 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum HMO 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 area of specialization is thoracic surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Okereke attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $712 - $4,659
  • Medicare Cost: $229 - $1,506
Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, pediatric surgery, and general surgery. His clinical interests include aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pickard graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pickard's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaista Athar Husain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Shaista Husain's specialties are pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. She practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Before completing her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Long Island College Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Husain attended medical school at Khyber Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Husain include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda Goluch Phillips, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1804 West Farm - To - Market Road 646
Dickinson, TX
 

Dr. Linda Phillips is a plastic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Phillips include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Phillips 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. Her education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency 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. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Terri Bailey Pustilnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Terri Pustilnik is a gynecologic oncologist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Pustilnik's clinical interests include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Pustilnik is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pustilnik accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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. George Nicolas Carayannopoulos, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #2
League City, TX
 

Dr. George Carayannopoulos is a cardiac electrophysiologist. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Carayannopoulos accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carayannopoulos attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,093 - $2,306
  • Medicare Cost: $439 - $911
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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 129
  • Uninsured Cost: $446 - $2,710
  • Medicare Cost: $137 - $1,088
Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Aquino is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from St. John's Medical College. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aquino's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is a physician who specializes in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siddiqui honors. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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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
17448 Highway 3
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Webster, TX. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tyler obtained his medical school training at Dartmouth Medical School and performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Tyler's professional affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,253
  • Medicare Cost: $910
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 League City, TX, Angleton, TX, and Texas City, TX. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Orihuela's education and training includes medical school at Cayetano Heredia University and residency at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,120
  • Medicare Cost: $834
Dr. Patrick Callahan McCulloch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Patrick McCulloch is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Patients rated Dr. McCulloch 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. McCulloch include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. McCulloch is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McCulloch's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Kingsley Ndubueze Asumugha, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Kingsley Asumugha is an obstetrics specialist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and gynecologic cancer. Dr. Asumugha's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Asumugha graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Asumugha trained at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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. Khashayar Hematpour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite A
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Khashayar Hematpour works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Webster, TX. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school, Dr. Hematpour completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hematpour is conversant in Persian. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 137
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,148 - $5,498
  • Medicare Cost: $201 - $905
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
520 Blossom
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Allen specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Allen's clinical interests include spine reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Allen speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Reconstruction

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,349
  • Medicare Cost: $584
Dr. Eric Lowry Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology
2785 Gulf Freeway South; #2.200
League City, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole's specialties are pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He practices in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cole include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cole honors. Dr. Cole is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cole completed residency programs at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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