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

Dr. Richard Alexander's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with State University of New York (SUNY) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alexander honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

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. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Baldwin performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Endovascular 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, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. He graduated from National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Echeverri is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Echeverri's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

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

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

Dr. Michelle Wong practices obstetrics in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Wong is accepting 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. William Hicks Iii Hadnott III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7789 Southwest Freeway; Suite 540
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Hadnott's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hadnott include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and hip surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hadnott honors 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Joint Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Strake Parsley, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
15035 Southwest Freeway; #1100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Brian Parsley's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Parsley has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parsley include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Parsley studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Parsley speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Arthritis Surgery, Hip Problems

Dr. Henry Jacob Blum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15035 Southwest Freeway; #1100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Blum works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Blum include knee problems, sports health, and spinal fusion. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Blum's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Blum welcomes new patients.

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

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

Dr. Theodore Benjamin Shybut, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
15200 S.w. Freeway; Suite 175
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Shybut specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Humble, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthritis surgery, and bursitis. His professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shybut takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Shybut's office for an appointment. His education and training includes medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Wilbur Jones sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Jones is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Jones attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. David Stapenhorst, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stapenhorst include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Stapenhorst has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Stapenhorst honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He 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. Mohammad Etminan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15035 Southwest Freeway; #1100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Etminan is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise consist of spinal fusion and neck surgery. Dr. Etminan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Etminan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,965
  • Medicare Cost: $954
Dr. Richard Leigh Beaver, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15035 Southwest Freeway
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Richard Beaver is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. In his practice, Dr. Beaver focuses on foot problems and ankle problems. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Beaver is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, 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' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include sports health. Dr. Mays is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Mays honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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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' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include sports health and total knee replacement. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rivers at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Rivers attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Rivers is professionally 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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shah's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kevin Guy Nickell, MD
Specializes in Urology
7777 Southwest Freeway; #1032
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Nickell sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Nickell's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nickell include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Nickell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Circumcision, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser ... (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.