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

Showing 1-11 of 11
Selecting one of the sort options will cause this page to reload and list providers by the selected sort order.

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

Dr. Michael Sweeney's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Sweeney's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sweeney has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Sweeney has an open panel.

Read more

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

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

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

Dr. James Stafford is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. 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'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. Dr. Stafford is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

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

Edward M 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. His clinical interests include diabetes, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacquet completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Diabetes

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

Dr. Fernando Ocon is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Ocon attended Autonomous University of Central America for medical school. His areas of expertise include the following: menstrual disorders, pap test, and sterilization. Patient reviews placed Dr. Ocon at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Ocon's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Sterilization, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Comfort N Ughanze, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
5119 Fairmont Parkway; Suite A
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Comfort Ibe's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Ibe is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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 is professionally affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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 clinical interests include bunion surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and ingrown toenails. Dr. Mangum takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital.

Read more

Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Endoscopic Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Bunion Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Burke's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Burke average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Burke studied medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000 - $3,349
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176 - $1,094

Specializes in Pediatric Urology
3230 Strawberry Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Ori Hampel is a physician who specializes in pediatric urology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. 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. Dr. Hampel attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $675

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

Dr. Roger Le specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Le is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Specializes in Other
12930 East Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Edward Roberts graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Roberts 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.

Read more

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). He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Clarke is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

Read more

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 96
  • Charge (avg.): $1,340 - $30,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $338 - $3,402

Conditions / Treatments

Gender

Insurance

New Patients

Medicare Patient Age

Medicare Patient Conditions

Medicare Patient Ethnicity

Medicare Patient Gender

Medicare Patient Insurance Eligibility

Additional Information

Distinctions

Online Communication

Patient Demographic

Practice Affiliation

Certifications

Credentials

Fellowship

Medical School

Podiatry School

Residency

Specialty

Years Since Graduation

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.
Selecting a checkbox option will refresh the page.