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We found 13 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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Dr. Michael Sandlin Sweeney, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
3337 Plainview; Building B
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sweeney is a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Sweeney include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sweeney has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Sweeney's practice is open to 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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Stafford completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The average patient rating for Dr. Stafford is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting 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 specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from Autonomous University of Central America. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ocon's clinical interests include menstrual disorders, pap test, and sterilization. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Ocon is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Ori Zeev Hampel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
3230 Strawberry Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Ori Hampel is a pediatric urology specialist in Pasadena, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital. Dr. Hampel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,700
  • Medicare Cost: $675
Edward Milton Jacquet III
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5119 Fairmont Parkway; Suite B2
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Edward Jacquet specializes in podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery and practices in Pasadena, TX and Pearland, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Jacquet's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Jacquet 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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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Diabetes

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

Dr. Roger Le is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts 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

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,640
  • Medicare Cost: $820
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
3801 Vista Road; Suite 450
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. David Gelber's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Gelber is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,005
  • Medicare Cost: $659
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4001 Preston Avenue; Suite 150
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burke specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burke has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 46
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000 - $3,349
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $1,094
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Specializes in General Surgery
5413 Crenshaw Road; Suite 100
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Rodriguez works as a general surgeon in Pasadena, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He studied medicine at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $644
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Specializes in General Surgery
5413 Crenshaw Road; Suite 100
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. L. Rodriguez is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Rodriguez is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He graduated from Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and Autonomous University of Ciudad Juarez (UACJ).

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $661
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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12930 East Frwy
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Roberts specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Dr. Roberts's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $572
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3801 Vista Road; Suite 400
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Clarke is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Pasadena, TX. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Clarke graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 96
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,340 - $30,000
  • Medicare Cost: $338 - $3,402
Gregory Lee Mangum
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
6021 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 130
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Mangum practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: bunion surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and ingrown toenails. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mangum is affiliated with 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.