We found 47 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Mckinney, TX.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Physician Building I, Suite 2900
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Allan Cook specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Garland, TX, Dallas, TX, and McKinney, TX. His clinical interests include vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Cook's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Cook attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cook takes. Dr. Cook has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,064
  • Medicare Cost: $587
Dr. Russ Deacon Birdwell, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Suite 3600
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Russ Birdwell is a specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. He works in Garland, TX, McKinney, TX, and Richardson, TX. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Dr. Birdwell honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $633
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). Patient ratings for Dr. Kapadia average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kapadia completed his residency training 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. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kapadia's office for an appointment.

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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)

Dr. Brian Joseph Snow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4500 Medical Center Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. These areas are among Dr. Snow's clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Snow's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive knee surgery, minimally invasive hip surgery, MAKOplasty, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow Arthroscopy, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Rajesh Putcha is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. He works in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Putcha include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He graduated from the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Putcha has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

Dr. Timothy Lee Sandmann, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Other, Obstetrics & Gynecology
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2700
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Sandmann works as a female pelvic medicine specialist and obstetrician and gynecologist in Sherman, TX and McKinney, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sandmann's clinical interests include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. 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. Before completing his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Dr. Sandmann attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Sandmann's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cystocele, Incontinence, Fecal Incontinence, Sexual Dysfunction, Urogynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Laurie Susan Norcross, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
5236 W University Drive; Suite 4300
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Laurie Novosad is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She works in McKinney, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Novosad include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and minimally invasive surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Novosad takes. She is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Novosad completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Diverticular Disease, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Pelvic Floor ... (Read more)

Dr. Muhammad Akram Khan, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
4201 Medical Center Drive; Suite 380
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan honors. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Khan is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $800
  • Medicare Cost: $497
Dr. Neelesh Harihara Mehendale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Mehendale accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Mehendale is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,530 - $17,800
  • Medicare Cost: $465 - $2,239
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Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 313
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Meyer is a specialist in interventional cardiology. He works in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Meyer takes. Dr. Meyer obtained his medical school training at the University of Pretoria School of Medicine and performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. He is conversant in Afrikaans. Dr. Meyer is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $579
  • Medicare Cost: $506
Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 202
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola specializes in neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico, Dr. Loyola attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Loyola is 2.5 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 an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Sean Mawusi Jones-Quaidoo, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1101 Raintree Circle; Suite 240
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Sean Jones-Quaidoo specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Dallas, TX and Allen, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo obtained his medical school training at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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)

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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 313
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jodie Hurwitz specializes in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Hurwitz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hurwitz is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $467 - $910
  • Medicare Cost: $429 - $875
Dr. Dale Robert Ehmer Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Dale Ehmer is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ehmer is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Ehmer include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer, and ulcers. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ehmer honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ehmer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Dizziness, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Allergen Immunotherapy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,523 - $17,800
  • Medicare Cost: $464 - $1,795
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2900
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Robert Santaella works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Frisco, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Santaella has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Santaella speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $628
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Troy Diehl is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. After attending Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Diehl completed his residency training at Summa Health System. His clinical interests encompass joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and ACL injury. The average patient rating for Dr. Diehl is 3.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diehl honors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: ACL Injury, Joint Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Musculoskeletal Surgery, ... (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.