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We found 57 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Bronze EPO near Missouri City, TX.

Dr. Richard Maurice Alexander, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
7737 Soutwest Freeway; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Alexander practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. Alexander is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Dr. Luis Guillermo Echeverri, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Luis Echeverri sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Echeverri takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He attended National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Carotid Artery Stenting, Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Carotid Artery Stenting, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Talbot Baldwin, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
7737 Southwest Freeway; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Robert Baldwin is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Baldwin's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Texas Heart Institute. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Baldwin has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Heart Surgery, Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Dr. Michelle Sun-Mee Wong, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
16545 Southwest Frwy; Suite 150
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Wong's specialty is obstetrics. Before completing her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended medical school at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Wong's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Becky L McGraw-Wall, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
7789 Southwest Freeway; Suite 470
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Becky McGraw-Wall's medical specialty is facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. McGraw-Wall's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Clinical interests for Dr. McGraw-Wall include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). The average patient rating for Dr. McGraw-Wall is 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. McGraw-Wall is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilbur Lindsey Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7789 Southwest Freeway; Suite 540
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wilbur Jones is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Jones an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. William Hicks Iii Hadnott III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7789 Southwest Freeway; Suite 540
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Hadnott practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hadnott include knee problems, hip surgery, and sports health. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Hadnott is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Hadnott speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, Joint Surgery, MAKOplasty, Knee Problems, Hip Surgery, Hip Problems

Dr. M. Lynn Lynn Nichols, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
9494 Sw Freeway; Suite 850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Nichols practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Nichols's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His clinical interests include facial problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. Dr. Nichols has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Nichols's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Sleep Disorders, Sinus Surgery, Skin Cancer, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Minor ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $925
  • Medicare Cost: $331
Dr. Cong Thu Thu Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngic Allergy
8200 Wednesbury Lane; Suite 230
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Cong Nguyen, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngic allergy. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Nguyen include sinus problems, snoring, and allergies. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen studied medicine at the University of Sherbrooke Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Montreal. Dr. Nguyen accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Allergies, Cosmetic Surgery, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Snoring, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 236
  • Uninsured Cost: $188 - $6,683
  • Medicare Cost: $138 - $3,316
Dr. Henry Jacob Blum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15035 Southwest Freeway; #1100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Blum works as an orthopedic surgeon in Sugar Land, TX and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Blum's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in total hip replacement, sports health, and partial knee replacement. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Blum attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, minimally invasive joint replacement

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

Dr. David Perrin Stapenhorst, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1111 Highway; 6 Ste 174
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. David Stapenhorst is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stapenhorst include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stapenhorst takes. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Stapenhorst's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Leigh Beaver, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15035 Southwest Freeway
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Richard Beaver is an orthopedic surgeon. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Beaver include foot problems and ankle problems. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Beaver is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Fracture, Hip Dysplasia, Foot Surgery, Partial Hip Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Maddox Mays, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15035 Southwest Freeway; #1100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Mays' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests encompass sports health. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Mays performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The average patient rating for Dr. Mays is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $630 - $2,151
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,027
Dr. Thomas Burk Rivers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15035 Southwest Freeway; #1100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Rivers is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Rivers has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivers include sports health and total knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Rivers completed residency programs at Scott and White Healthcare and the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $746 - $2,146
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,027
Dr. Vishal Michael Shah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15035 Southwest Freeway; #1100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Shah is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Shah obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery

Marco A Vargas
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
7737 Sw Freeway; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marco Vargas is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. Dr. Vargas is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vargas accepts. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vargas is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Osteotomy, Foot 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.