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We found 12 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. James Benjamin Iv Stafford IV, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3350 Fairview Street
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. James Stafford specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Stafford 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 the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His 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. Dr. Stafford's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. Dr. Stafford 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 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)

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3801 Vista; Suite 450
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Edward Roberts is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Roberts include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and minor surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Roberts accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Roberts graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Neck Pain, Shoulder Problems, Morton's Neuroma, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,300
  • Medicare Cost: $572
Dr. Ori Zeev Hampel, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
3230 Strawberry Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Ori Hampel is a Pasadena, TX physician who specializes in pediatric urology. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Hampel is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children’s Hospital.

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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 is a foot doctor and foot and ankle surgeon in Pasadena, TX and Pearland, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of diabetes, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. For his professional training, Dr. Jacquet completed a residency program 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

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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 works in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Le studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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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 sees patients in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gelber is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelber honors. 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Burke is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes 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

  • 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Rodriguez is rated highly by his patients. He takes 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's specialty is general surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He is a graduate of 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 Otolaryngology
3801 Vista Road; Suite 400
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Clarke is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Pasadena, TX. Dr. Clarke is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at 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's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. Dr. Mangum's areas of expertise include bunion surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and ingrown toenails. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is professionally 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.