We found 42 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 Cardiac Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard specializes in cardiac surgery, pediatric surgery, and general surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Baytown, TX. He studied medicine at 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 takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to 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 Legal Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1051 Pineloch Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Melillo's specialties are legal medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Melillo's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, he performed his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. He has received distinctions including Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Merck Manual Award For Outstanding Academic. In addition to English, Dr. Melillo speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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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. Alecia Marie Davis Townsend, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17448 Hwy 3
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Alecia Davis-Townsend's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Davis-Townsend is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - Clear Lake Clinic. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at the University Medical Center of Southern Nevada.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Essure, Tubal Ligation

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

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos, who practices in Galveston, TX and Stafford, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Carayannopoulos attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. She has received the distinction of 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). Dr. Carayannopoulos 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. 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 practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery. Before performing 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), Dr. Husain attended Khyber Medical College for medical school. Her clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. Dr. Husain's average rating from her patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Husain accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She welcomes 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. Danielle Dewi Marshall, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Danielle Antosh's specialty is urogynecology. The average patient rating for Dr. Antosh is 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise consist of incontinence, urinary tract infection (UTI), and robotic surgery. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Methodist Health System (North Texas). She 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. Antosh has an open panel. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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

Dr. Linda Phillips specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Phillips include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Phillips average 5.0 stars out of 5. 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 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. Daniel Casso, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Casso specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Casso is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Casso's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Casso is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Marcus Aquino sees patients in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Aquino is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aquino include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He accepts 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 is a graduate of 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, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Patrick McCulloch is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University. Dr. McCulloch's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McCulloch takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Terri Pustilnik specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. She graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pustilnik include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Pustilnik is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Her practice is open to 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. Farrah Naz Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Allergy, Other, Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is an allergist and ear, nose and throat specialist. Dr. Siddiqui's education and training includes medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Siddiqui is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,393
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $233
Dr. Kingsley Ndubueze Asumugha, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Kingsley Asumugha's specialty is obstetrics. Dr. Asumugha's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and gynecologic cancer. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Asumugha takes. He attended medical school 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. Dr. Asumugha's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. 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 surgeon and otolaryngologist. Dr. Cole has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cole include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Cole attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Cole 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)

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

Dr. Joseph Allen is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Webster, TX. Dr. Allen is conversant in Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allen include spine reconstruction. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Allen attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Allen honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Reconstruction

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $3,349
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $584
Dr. Evan Douglas Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins, who practices in Houston, TX, Pearland, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Collins's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Collins welcomes new patients. He graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Collins has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (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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