We found 41 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Nassau Bay, TX.

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Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pickard include aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pickard is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pickard is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Stephen Melillo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1051 Pineloch Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Melillo works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. These areas are among Dr. Melillo's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He obtained his medical school training at Medical College of Wisconsin and performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Dr. Melillo has received distinctions including Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Merck Manual Award For Outstanding Academic. He is conversant in Spanish. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Danielle Dewi Marshall, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Danielle Antosh's specialty is urogynecology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of incontinence, urinary tract infection (UTI), and robotic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Antosh takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Antosh attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Methodist Health System (North Texas). Dr. Antosh has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Endoscopy, Bladder Suspension ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Galveston, TX and Stafford, TX. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Dr. Carayannopoulos has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Terri Behrman Pustilnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Terri Pustilnik's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Pustilnik's clinical interests: pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Pustilnik welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Aquino attended medical school at St. John's Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Won Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Edward Lee is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then he performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lee honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Arthur Witz, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
251 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 125
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Craig Witz is an infertility specialist in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and Webster, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Witz is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Witz include infertility, endometriosis, and operative hysteroscopy. Dr. Witz is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Witz has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Witz's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Infertility, Operative Hysteroscopy

Dr. Shaista A Husain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Shaista Husain specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among Dr. Husain's clinical interests: sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Her average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at Khyber Medical College and performed her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Long Island College Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Husain's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Casso, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Casso specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Nassau Bay, TX and Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Casso is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Casso include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Casso honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital's residency program. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. Sahadat Kemi Nurudeen, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
251 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 125
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Sahadat Nurudeen is a specialist in reproductive endocrinology and infertility. She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. These areas are among her clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Nurudeen is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. She 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. She is open to new patients. Dr. Nurudeen studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Nurudeen's training includes a residency program at Georgetown University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farrah N Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Siddiqui average 5.0 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Siddiqui 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. After completing medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College, Dr. Siddiqui performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,393
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $233

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
520 Blossom
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Allen's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Allen speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $3,349
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $584
Dr. Kyle Wayne Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Kyle Stephens is a general surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Stephens average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Stephens is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Stephens honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. After attending Medical College of Wisconsin for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with The University of Toledo.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Endoscopy, Skin Lesions, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick C McCulloch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Patrick McCulloch's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. McCulloch's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. McCulloch attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. McCulloch is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. McCulloch's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Kingsley N Asumugha, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Kingsley Asumugha specializes in obstetrics. Dr. Asumugha's areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and gynecologic cancer. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Asumugha attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Asumugha's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Circumcision, Gynecologic Cancer, ... (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.
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