We found 31 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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Magee's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training 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. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Magee has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $658 - $2,661
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $215 - $861
Dr. Todd Michael Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dewey include maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Dewey's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dewey accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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)

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 surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. He is conversant in Vietnamese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bowman include heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Bowman is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Heart Institute. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bowman accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $560 - $1,976
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $760
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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birdwell include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Dr. Birdwell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He is 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $3,323
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $633
Dr. Lav Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Kapadia speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Kapadia is open to 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. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola is a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Loyola 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 Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. Dr. Loyola is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Loyola welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

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

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

Dr. Dennis Gable sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Gable include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He honors 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 for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville for residency. Dr. Gable is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

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

Dr. Charles Chang is a medical specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. 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. His clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. 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. Dr. Chang is conversant in Mandarin. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). His practice is open to 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. Neelesh Harihara Mehendale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4716 Alliance Parkway; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mehendale has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Mehendale is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Mehendale trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $1,530 - $17,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $465 - $2,239
Dr. Javier Vasquez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
416 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Javier Vasquez specializes in general surgery and vascular surgery and practices in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Vasquez speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

Dr. William Patrick Shutze, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Critical Care
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. William Shutze's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Shutze's areas of expertise include the following: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Shutze is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bertram Leon Iii Smith III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200, Pavilion Ii
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Bertram Smith's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Dallas, TX, Waxahachie, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Smith's clinical interests include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Smith has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

Dr. Stephen Edward Hohmann, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Hohmann's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Rockwall, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Hohmann speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include amputation, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Hohmann's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hohmann honors. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Franklin See-Lai Yau, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Franklin Yau's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Rowlett, TX, Garland, TX, and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Yau include leg pain, carotid artery disease, and stroke. Dr. Yau's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Yau's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He speaks Spanish.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,025
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,149
Dr. Bradley Ray Grimsley, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200, Pavilion Ii
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Bradley Grimsley's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Dr. Grimsley attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Grimsley is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $1,188 - $2,620
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $344 - $1,162
Dr. Nicholas James Peiffer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4716 Alliance Parkway; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Peiffer practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Peiffer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Peiffer's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Throat Problems, Ear Problems, Nose Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $5,387 - $10,085
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $772 - $1,569

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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.
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