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We found 32 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Silver EPO near Plano, TX.

Dr. Mitchell Jay Magee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among Dr. Magee's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. 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 attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Magee has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Tracheal Cancer, Heart Transplant, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $658 - $2,661
  • Medicare Cost: $215 - $861
Dr. Richard Thomson Bowman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
4001 W. 15th Street; Suite 180
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bowman is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Dr. Bowman's areas of expertise include heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bowman accepts. Before performing his residency at Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Bowman attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bowman speaks Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aortic Disease, Aorta Surgery, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $560 - $1,976
  • Medicare Cost: $208 - $760
Dr. Todd Michael Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey works as a cardiac surgeon and chest surgeon in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Dewey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His clinical interests include maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dewey is affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,162
Dr. Russ Deacon Birdwell, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3600 Shire Boulevard; Suite 104
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Russ Birdwell is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Birdwell include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Birdwell completed his residency training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Birdwell is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $633
Dr. Hafiza Hassan Khan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; #1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Hafiza Khan's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Her education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, heart block, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and D Magazine Rated Best Doctor Collin County. Dr. Khan is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Arrythmia Management. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 115
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,073 - $2,169
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $845
Dr. Lav Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kapadia's clinical interests: polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kapadia is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapadia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Shih Chang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
4001 W 15th Street; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Charles Chang practices pediatric neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chang has an open panel. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and National Naval Medical Center. He speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Aneurysm, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Dennis R Gable, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Gable's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Gable's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Gable is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,745
  • Medicare Cost: $919
Dr. Neelesh Harihara Mehendale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4716 Alliance Parkway; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale, who practices in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Mehendale has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Mehendale attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Mehendale's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, Rhinitis, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,530 - $17,800
  • Medicare Cost: $465 - $2,239
Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola sees patients in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. His medical specialties are neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Loyola's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative ... (Read more)

Dr. Dale Robert Ehmer Jr., MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4716 Alliance Parkway; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dale Ehmer's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include sinusitis (sinus infection), cancer, and ulcers. Dr. Ehmer is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Ehmer studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Dizziness, Allergies, Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Allergen Immunotherapy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 81
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,523 - $17,800
  • Medicare Cost: $464 - $1,795
Dr. Franklin See-Lai Yau, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Franklin Yau's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Rowlett, TX, Garland, TX, and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Yau include leg pain, carotid artery disease, and stroke. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Yau'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 Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Yau's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,025
  • Medicare Cost: $1,149
Dr. Javier Vasquez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
416 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Javier Vasquez works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Vasquez is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vasquez honors.

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Clinical Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,435
  • Medicare Cost: $964
Dr. Elie Benaim, MD
Specializes in Urology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 630
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Elie Benaim sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Benaim's areas of expertise include testicular problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He is a graduate of Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Benaim trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Benaim has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Clinical Interests: Testicular Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,592 - $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $418 - $1,706
Dr. Charles Ernest Toulson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion Ii, Suite 600
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Charles Toulson specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Toulson studied medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: steroid injections, nerve block, and hip injury. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. Dr. Toulson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, minimally invasive knee surgery, minimally invasive hip surgery, MAKOplasty, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Hip Pain, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Bradley Ray Grimsley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200, Pavilion Ii
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Grimsley is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Rockwall, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Grimsley is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Grimsley trained at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center for residency. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,188 - $2,620
  • Medicare Cost: $344 - $1,162

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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.