We found 11 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Pasadena, TX.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3337 Plainview; Building B
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sweeney's medical specialty is cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Sweeney's areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sweeney is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

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

Dr. James Benjamin Iv Stafford IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3350 Fairview Street
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. James Stafford sees patients in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave Dr. Stafford an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Stafford's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Arthritis Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando Jose Ocon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3333 Burke Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Ocon is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ocon include menstrual disorders, pap test, and sterilization. Patient ratings for Dr. Ocon average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ocon attended medical school at Autonomous University of Central America. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His 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: Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Sterilization, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
3230 Strawberry Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Ori Hampel is a Pasadena, TX physician who specializes in pediatric urology. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Hampel attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $675
Edward Milton Jacquet III
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5119 Fairmont Parkway; Suite B2
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Edward Jacquet practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Pasadena, TX and Pearland, TX. He has a special interest in diabetes, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Jacquet is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Jacquet is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Diabetes

Specializes in Urology
13111 East Freeway; Suite 108
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Roger Le is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Le takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $3,640
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $820

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4001 Preston Avenue; Suite 150
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burke practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Burke accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000 - $3,349
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176 - $1,094
Dr. Comfort N Ughanze, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5119 Fairmont Parkway; Suite A
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Comfort Ibe is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Dr. Ibe graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and then she performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Contraception, Well Women Care, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Prenatal Care, Fibroids, Counseling ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12930 East Frwy
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Roberts is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Houston, TX. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Roberts accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $572

Specializes in Otolaryngology
3801 Vista Road; Suite 400
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Clarke's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Clarke's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 96
  • Charge (avg.): $1,340 - $30,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $338 - $3,402
Gregory Lee Mangum
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
6021 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 130
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Mangum's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangum include bunion surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and ingrown toenails. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mangum takes. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Endoscopic Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Bunion 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.
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