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We found 3 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Unicare PPO near Nassau Bay, TX.

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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. 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. Fernando Jose Ocon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX

Dr. Fernando Ocon is a general OB/GYN in Pasadena, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. On average, patients gave Dr. Ocon a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ocon include menstrual disorders, pap test, and sterilization. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ocon is open to new patients. He attended medical school at Autonomous University of Central America. Dr. Ocon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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)

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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.