We found 8 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna POS near Mckinney, TX.

Dr. Lav Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia, who practices in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kapadia speaks Gujarati. Dr. Kapadia is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
4510 Medical Center Drive; #318
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Putcha is a medical specialist in adult gastroenterology. Clinical interests for Dr. Putcha include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Putcha trained 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. Dr. Putcha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Putcha is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Hepatectomy, Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Neelesh Harihara Mehendale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Mehendale's clinical interests include throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehendale honors. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Mehendale's practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, Rhinitis, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $1,530 - $17,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $465 - $2,239

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 313
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Meyer is a physician who specializes in interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Meyer's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center, Dr. Meyer attended medical school at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine. He is conversant in Afrikaans.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $579
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2900
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Robert Santaella's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Santaella is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Santaella trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Santaella speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628
Dr. Sean Mawusi Jones-Quaidoo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1101 Raintree Circle; Suite 240
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo is a physician who specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free 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. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Back Problems, Lumbar Spine Problems, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wha - Joon Lee, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
4521 Medical Center Drive; Suite 400
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Wha-Joon Lee is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. Lee is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He trained at Penn State Hershey Medical Center for his residency. 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. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $939 - $3,589
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $201 - $429
Dr. Shane Mohammad Pahlavan, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Shane Pahlavan is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. His areas of expertise include deviated septum, hearing evaluation, and ear infection. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Pahlavan accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Pahlavan is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, minimally invasive thyroidectomy

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Hearing Evaluation, Nasal Fractures, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, ... (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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