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We found 29 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
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. 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 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. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is open to new patients.

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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, who practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Bowman's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Bowman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Vietnamese.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Dewey attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dewey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dewey is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

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 specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery and practices in Garland, TX, McKinney, TX, and Dallas, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Birdwell attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Birdwell accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $633
Dr. Lav Steve Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia sees patients in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Kapadia a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kapadia attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kapadia has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Kapadia'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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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. Dennis R Gable, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Gable is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Gable attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Gable is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,745
  • Medicare Cost: $919
Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola works as a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Loyola is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Loyola takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. Charles Chang's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. Dr. Chang 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. Dr. Chang's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He welcomes new patients.

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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. Javier Vasquez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
416 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Javier Vasquez's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Vasquez graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. 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. Vasquez is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Clinical Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular ... (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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. In his practice, Dr. Benaim focuses on testicular problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Benaim performed his residency 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 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. 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 medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: 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 attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Grimsley completed a residency program at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. Dr. Grimsley takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,188 - $2,620
  • Medicare Cost: $344 - $1,162
Dr. Hafiza Hassan Khan, MD
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; #1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Hafiza Khan is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, heart block, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). She is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Arrythmia Management. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and D Magazine Rated Best Doctor Collin County.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 115
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,073 - $2,169
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $845
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 Sunnyvale, TX. Dr. Yau's clinical interests include peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram, varicose veins, and peripheral vascular disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Yau attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Yau speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Wounds, Varicose Veins, CT Coronary Angiogram, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,025
  • Medicare Cost: $1,149
Dr. Charles Ernest Toulson, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion Ii, Suite 600
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Charles Toulson works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in McKinney, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include steroid injections, nerve block, and hip injury. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Toulson is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. Dr. Toulson has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally 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. Stephen Jay Lieman, MD
Specializes in Urology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Lieman practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: female urologic disorders, laparoscopic surgery, and prostate cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Lieman is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Lieman accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Prostate Cancer

Dr. J. Scott Scott Hassell, MD
Specializes in Urology
375 Municipal Drive; #126
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hassell specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and Richardson, TX. Dr. Hassell is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He has indicated that his clinical interests include prostate problems, female incontinence, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hassell has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Prostate Problems, Female Incontinence, Urologic Cancer, Interstitial Cystitis, Urinary Stones

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $675

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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.