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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Unicare PPO near Nassau Bay, TX.

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Dr. Ramesh Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
450 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite 308
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Hariharan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Tamil, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hariharan studied medicine at Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Hariharan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Daniel Casso works as a plastic surgeon. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Casso include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Casso has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Casso is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is 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. Fernando Jose Ocon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Ocon is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ocon include menstrual disorders, pap test, and sterilization. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Autonomous University of Central America and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ocon is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Sterilization, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Juan Antonio Serrato Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Juan Serrato works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Webster, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Serrato's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and foot problems. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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 is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Benedict ONeill, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Dan Oneill's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Oneill has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,881 - $3,920
  • Medicare Cost: $98 - $665

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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.