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We found 54 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's specialties are cardiac surgery, pediatric surgery, and general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: aortic aneurysm, heart valve disease, and valvuloplasty. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Pickard is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He 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. He welcomes 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. Ramesh Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
450 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite 308
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Webster, TX. He attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Memorial Hermann, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hariharan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Hariharan (or staff) is conversant in French, Tamil, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hariharan has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 170
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,675 - $5,345
  • Medicare Cost: $442 - $872
Dr. Linda Goluch Phillips, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1804 West Farm - To - Market Road 646
Dickinson, TX
 

Dr. Linda Phillips is a plastic surgery specialist in League City, TX, Dickinson, TX, and Galveston, TX. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Phillips's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Phillips 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. George Nicolas Carayannopoulos, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
2660 Gulf Freeway South; #2
League City, TX
 

Dr. George Carayannopoulos is a specialist in cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Texas City, TX. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Carayannopoulos accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 58
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,093 - $2,306
  • Medicare Cost: $439 - $911
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 pediatric ear, nose and throat specialist, otologist and neurotologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon 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. She honors 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). She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann. She is open to 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. Terri Bailey Pustilnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Terri Pustilnik's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Pustilnik attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Pustilnik is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Pustilnik's 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. Patrick Wei-Te Hsu, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
26 Professional Park Drive
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Hsu practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Houston, TX and Webster, TX. Dr. Hsu (or staff) speaks the following languages: Mandarin and Spanish. Dr. Hsu's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Hsu completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Hsu accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui sees patients in League City, TX, Texas City, TX, and Galveston, TX. Her medical specialties are allergy and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She 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. Dr. Siddiqui attended medical school at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Siddiqui completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,393
  • Medicare Cost: $233
Dr. Evan Douglas Collins, MBA, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Evan Collins specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Collins include arthroscopic surgery, minor surgery, and adolescent issues. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Collins graduated from SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Collins honors. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Collins include: Texas Super Doctors; Halliburton Hometown Hero, Texas Medical Center; and Dr. Collins was recognized for his outstanding spinal research.. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,545
  • Medicare Cost: $280
Dr. Brian Anthony Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3023 Marina Bay Drive; Suite 101
League City, TX
 

Dr. Brian Smith practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in League City, TX, Galveston, TX, and Alvin, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 129
  • Uninsured Cost: $446 - $2,710
  • Medicare Cost: $137 - $1,088
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 works as a pediatric plastic surgeon and ear, nose and throat specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Duke University School of Medicine and residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Marcus Aquino, who practices in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Aquino average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino studied medicine at St. John's Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Joseph Claudius Allen Jr., MD
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 sees patients in Webster, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Allen include spine reconstruction. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Allen attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. In addition to English, Dr. Allen speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Reconstruction

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,349
  • Medicare Cost: $584
Dr. Douglas Scott Tyler, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
17448 Highway 3
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Douglas Tyler is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Tyler attended medical school at Dartmouth Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Durham VA Medical Center.

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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. Dr. McCulloch's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University, Dr. McCulloch attended medical school at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to 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 works as an obstetrician in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. His areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), high risk pregnancy, and gynecologic cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Asumugha attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Saint Agnes Hospital, Baltimore and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Asumugha is accepting 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)

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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.