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We found 45 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross/Blue Shield near Mckinney, TX.

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 sees patients in Garland, TX, McKinney, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Birdwell's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Birdwell is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $633
Dr. Lav Steve Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kapadia 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kapadia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kapadia has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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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)

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

Dr. Rajesh Putcha works as an adult gastroenterologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Putcha include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. After attending the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Putcha completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Putcha welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Liver Resection, Bowel ... (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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in McKinney, TX. Her areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and minimally invasive surgery. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Novosad's education and training includes medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Steven Meyer specializes in interventional cardiology. Dr. Meyer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He graduated from the University of Pretoria School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center for residency. Dr. Meyer speaks Afrikaans. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $579
  • Medicare Cost: $506
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 specialties are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He attended medical school at Dow Medical College. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University. These areas are among Dr. Khan's clinical interests: coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Khan is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $800
  • Medicare Cost: $497
Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 202
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola is a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Dr. Loyola has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Loyola takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Loyola speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Brian Snow works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. In addition to English, Dr. Snow speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Before performing his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center, Dr. Snow attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale is an otolaryngologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Mehendale's clinical interests: throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete 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's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mehendale's office for an appointment.

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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
Dr. Timothy Lee Sandmann, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5236 West University Drive; Suite 2700
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Sandmann is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before completing his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston, Dr. Sandmann attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Sandmann's clinical interests: vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 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. He is professionally 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)

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

Dr. Jodie Hurwitz's area of specialization is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Hurwitz 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
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Troy Diehl's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Diehl's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and ACL injury. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Diehl accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Summa Health System for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Robert Santaella specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Santaella 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, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Santaella 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

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $628
Dr. Dale Robert Ehmer Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Dale Ehmer's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Ehmer is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer, and ulcers. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Ehmer is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ehmer has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Dizziness, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Injections, ... (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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Maurer works as an orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Maurer include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder injury, and ACL injury. Dr. Maurer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield. He attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Osteopathic Medical Center of Texas. Dr. Maurer is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, ACL Injury, Reverse Total Shoulder Replacement, Shoulder Problems, ... (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 is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Dallas, TX and Allen, TX. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones-Quaidoo include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He is open to new patients.

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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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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.