We found 35 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum HMO near League City, TX.

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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. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Okereke attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Okereke accepts 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. Dr. Okereke is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $712 - $4,659
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $229 - $1,506
Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pickard accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pickard's office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

Dr. Anthony Stephen Melillo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1051 Pineloch Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Melillo is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Melillo obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Patients rated Dr. Melillo highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received distinctions including Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Merck Manual Award For Outstanding Academic. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Danielle Dewi Marshall, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Danielle Antosh is a medical specialist in urogynecology. She is especially interested in incontinence, urinary tract infection (UTI), and robotic surgery. Dr. Antosh is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Methodist Health System (North Texas). She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Antosh has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Antosh is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Endoscopy, Bladder Suspension ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos works as an orthopedic surgeon. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carayannopoulos has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Greek. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Vinod Kumar Panchbhavi, MS, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2240 Gulf Freeway South; #1.211
League City, TX
 

Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi's medical specialty is foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Panchbhavi's clinical interests: foot problems and ankle problems. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). 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. Dr. Panchbhavi's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Osmania Medical College. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Pain, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Terri Pustilnik works as a gynecologic oncologist. Her areas of expertise include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. Patient ratings for Dr. Pustilnik average 3.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Pustilnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is open to new patients.

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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. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients rated Dr. Aquino highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino's practice is open to new patients. He attended medical school at St. John's Medical College.

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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. Edward Won Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Edward Lee is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Lee is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric L Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2785 Gulf Freeway South; #2.200
League City, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole is a pediatric plastic surgeon in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. After attending Duke University School of Medicine, Dr. Cole completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). Clinical interests for Dr. Cole include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He 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, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Shaista Husain practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. She has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Husain include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Husain takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Khyber Medical College and then went on to complete 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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 G Phillips, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1804 West Farm - To - Market Road 646
Dickinson, TX
 

Dr. Linda Phillips specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Phillips include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). 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. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Phillips is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
520 Blossom
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Allen works as a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Webster, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Allen 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $3,349
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $584
Dr. Patrick C McCulloch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Patrick McCulloch is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients gave Dr. McCulloch an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. McCulloch include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. McCulloch honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is open to new patients. 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Siddiqui 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 accepts. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Siddiqui attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,393
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $233
Dr. Kingsley N Asumugha, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Kingsley Asumugha is an obstetrician. He is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He trained at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Asumugha include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and gynecologic cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Asumugha a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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)

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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.
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