We found 14 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 surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. On average, patients gave Dr. Sweeney a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes 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 Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sweeney has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally 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, who practices in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stafford include 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. Dr. Stafford graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Stafford trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stafford takes. He is open to 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 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)

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

Dr. Ori Hampel is a specialist in pediatric urology. Dr. Hampel has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Hampel is 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's areas of specialization are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He has a special interest in diabetes, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. For his residency, Dr. Jacquet trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Jacquet 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 specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le takes. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gelber studied medicine at 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
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 attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her medical residency was performed at George Washington University Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. 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)

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

Dr. Robert Burke practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Pasadena, TX and Pearland, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Burke average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burke 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

  • 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 Pasadena, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Rodriguez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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 area of specialization is general surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Rodriguez 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 Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12930 East Frwy
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Roberts specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Roberts at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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: 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 practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Pasadena, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Clarke 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 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 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, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His professional 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.