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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's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Cook focuses on vascular surgery procedures. Dr. Cook accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his residency, Dr. Cook trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cook is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources.

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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 general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Birdwell include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Birdwell completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Birdwell is professionally 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 is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kapadia's clinical interests: polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kapadia is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapadia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Snow accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Snow welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 practices adult gastroenterology. Dr. Putcha's education and training includes medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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, 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 specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. Dr. Sandmann is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Sandmann 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. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and performed his residency at Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston.

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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's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and minimally invasive surgery. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Novosad obtained her medical school training at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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; he sees patients in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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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, who practices in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Mehendale has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Mehendale attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Mehendale's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 202
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola sees patients in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. His medical specialties are neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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 attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Loyola's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is open to new patients.

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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's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo's areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. After attending the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Jones-Quaidoo completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. He takes 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo's practice 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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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 313
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Jodie Hurwitz is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She works in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Hurwitz 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. 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 distinction of 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's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer, and ulcers. Dr. Ehmer is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ehmer studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Santaella has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Santaella attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Santaella is conversant in Spanish.

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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Diehl's areas of expertise consist of joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and ACL injury. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diehl accepts. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Diehl trained at Summa Health System. 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5252 West University Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Maurer practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Frisco, TX and McKinney, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, shoulder injury, and ACL injury. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Maurer takes Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. 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)

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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.