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We found 51 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 005 near Nassau Bay, TX.

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

Dr. Laurens Pickard works as a heart surgeon, pediatric surgeon, and general surgeon in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Pickard's areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pickard's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

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

Dr. Shaista Husain is a medical specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Husain 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 areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Husain is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is accepting new patients.

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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. Linda Goluch Phillips, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1804 West Farm - To - Market Road 646
Dickinson, TX
 

Dr. Linda Phillips specializes in plastic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Phillips a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She attended the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Phillips has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Terri Pustilnik is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pustilnik include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. She is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Pustilnik studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pustilnik 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. She is accepting new patients.

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

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

Dr. George Nicolas Carayannopoulos, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #2
League City, TX
 

Dr. George Carayannopoulos, who practices in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Texas City, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Carayannopoulos attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. The average patient rating for Dr. Carayannopoulos is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carayannopoulos has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,093 - $2,306
  • Medicare Cost: $439 - $911
Dr. Brian Anthony Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3023 Marina Bay Drive; Suite 101
League City, TX
 

Dr. Brian Smith specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. Dr. Smith has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes 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 Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 129
  • Uninsured Cost: $446 - $2,710
  • Medicare Cost: $137 - $1,088
Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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

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

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

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is a specialist in allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She works in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Dr. Siddiqui has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She 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. She graduated from Aga Khan University Medical College. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,393
  • Medicare Cost: $233
Dr. Douglas Scott Tyler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
17448 Highway 3
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler, who practices in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Webster, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Dartmouth Medical School and residency at Duke University Medical Center. Dr. Tyler takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,253
  • Medicare Cost: $910
Dr. Patrick Callahan McCulloch, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Patrick McCulloch is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. McCulloch include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. McCulloch takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. McCulloch has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. McCulloch is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Kingsley Asumugha practices obstetrics in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and gynecologic cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Asumugha honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Asumugha trained at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Asumugha welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Circumcision, Gynecologic Cancer, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological ... (Read more)

Dr. Khashayar Hematpour, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
561 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite A
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Khashayar Hematpour is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Hematpour attended Tehran University of Medical Sciences for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Persian. Dr. Hematpour's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 137
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,148 - $5,498
  • Medicare Cost: $201 - $905
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Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
520 Blossom
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Allen, who practices in Webster, TX, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests encompass spine reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Allen attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Reconstruction

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,349
  • Medicare Cost: $584
Dr. Eric Lowry Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Otolaryngology
2785 Gulf Freeway South; #2.200
League City, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole is a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in League City, TX and Galveston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cole include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cole attended Duke University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Daniel Casso is a plastic surgeon in Nassau Bay, TX and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Casso accepts. Dr. Casso obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Tristi Wood Muir, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Tristi Muir practices urogynecology in Temple, TX, Houston, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. Her areas of expertise consist of menopause, incontinence, and urinary tract infection (UTI). She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. After attending Mayo Medical School, Dr. Muir completed her residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Muir's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Menopause, Urinary ... (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.