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We found 39 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna Bronze 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 practices undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Areas of expertise 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. Dr. Birdwell is professionally 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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Kapadia trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include the following: polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia's average patient rating is 4.5 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 received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kapadia is accepting 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)

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

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

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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 is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. She works in McKinney, TX. She graduated from MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Novosad trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF). Dr. Novosad's clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures, diverticular disease, and minimally invasive surgery. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Novosad 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 is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Khan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Khan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He 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, 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 works as a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Loyola's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Loyola speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice 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. Brian Joseph Snow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4500 Medical Center Drive
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in McKinney, TX and Frisco, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: carpal tunnel surgery, sports health, and shoulder reconstruction. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Snow's education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. Dr. Snow's practice is open to 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 specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). 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 honors 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. For his professional training, Dr. Mehendale completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Mehendale is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His 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

  • 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, who practices in Sherman, TX and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Sandmann's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include vaginal prolapse, cystocele (bladder prolapse), and uterine prolapse. 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. Sandmann is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and a graduate of Saint Francis Hospital, Evanston's residency program. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. His 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 is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Hurwitz has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hurwitz is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She is open to 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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. In Dr. Diehl's practice, he is particularly interested in joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and ACL injury. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Diehl attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Summa Health System for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Diehl's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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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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 obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Patient ratings for Dr. Santaella average 3.5 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. Santaella honors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Santaella's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen. His practice is open to 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 area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Ehmer include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer, and ulcers. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ehmer accepts. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Ehmer has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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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 is an orthopedic surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Maurer include arthroscopic surgery, shoulder injury, and ACL injury. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Maurer honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo's areas of expertise include back injuries, spinal pain, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Jones-Quaidoo speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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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Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Chad McDuffie is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Dr. McDuffie studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. McDuffie include throat problems, bell's palsy, and dizziness. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. McDuffie is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Dizziness, Allergies, Bell's Palsy, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Allergen Immunotherapy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 77
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,517 - $17,800
  • Medicare Cost: $471 - $2,021

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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.