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 works as a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sweeney's areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sweeney honors. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sweeney is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. He is accepting 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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Dr. Stafford's areas of expertise include microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Stafford's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency 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. He welcomes new patients.

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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's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His areas of expertise include the following: menstrual disorders, pap test, and sterilization. The average patient rating for Dr. Ocon is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ocon accepts. 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. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes 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)

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
3230 Strawberry Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Ori Hampel sees patients in Pasadena, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric urology. Dr. Hampel's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally 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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery; he sees patients in Pasadena, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Jacquet's clinical interests encompass diabetes, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. For his residency, Dr. Jacquet trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

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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 works as an urologist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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 works as an orthopedic surgeon in Pasadena, TX and Pearland, TX. Dr. Burke is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Pasadena, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Ibe is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed her residency at George Washington University Medical Center. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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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 a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Roberts is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Pasadena, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Clarke's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 is a podiatrist and foot and ankle surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mangum include bunion surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Mangum is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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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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