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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 practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Houston, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Alexander's education and training includes medical school at SUNY Upstate Medical University and 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Alexander'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: 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 is a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX. After completing medical school at National University of Colombia Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients gave Dr. Echeverri an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. His 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, 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 physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Dr. Baldwin studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Texas Heart Institute for residency. 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. Dr. Baldwin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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 is a Sugar Land, TX physician who specializes in obstetrics. She is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Wong completed her residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong takes. Dr. Wong is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She welcomes 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. Wilbur Lindsey Jones, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7789 Southwest Freeway; Suite 540
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Wilbur Jones is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jones average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include hip replacement, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Jones trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has a special interest in knee problems, hip surgery, and sports health. Dr. Hadnott's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Hadnott studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Hadnott completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hadnott is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty

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

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

Dr. Henry Blum is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Blum is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Blum include total hip replacement, sports health, and partial knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Blum completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 plastic surgery and general surgery specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Stapenhorst include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Stapenhorst has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Stapenhorst attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is 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. Richard Leigh Beaver, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15035 Southwest Freeway
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Richard Beaver's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is especially interested in foot problems and ankle problems. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Beaver attended medical school 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 accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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. Dr. Shah attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Matthew Mays is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Mays completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His clinical interests include sports health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 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. Dr. Mays is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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

Dr. Kevin Nickell, who practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Nickell completed his residency training at Yale-New Haven Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nickell include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nickell accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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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)

Dr. Thomas Burk Rivers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
15035 Southwest Freeway; #1100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Rivers, who practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Rivers is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rivers's clinical interests include sports health and total knee replacement. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Rivers attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare and the University of Mississippi Medical Center for residency.

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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. Lawrence Owen Iii Baum III, MD
Specializes in Urology
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 1032
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Baum is an urologist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baum include bladder cancer, erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baum takes. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Baum's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Diase, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7737 Southwest Frwy; Suite 700
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Diase's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Diase has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Diase include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), pap test, and pelvic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Diase attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Ned Barry Stein, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
7777 Southwest Freeway; Suite 514
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ned Stein is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Stein is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stein accepts. After completing medical school at Wake Forest University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Infertility, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,700
  • Medicare Cost: $681

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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.