We found 31 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Silver EPO near Plano, TX.

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

Dr. Mitchell Magee is a general surgeon, transplant surgeon, and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Magee's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magee honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Magee's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained 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 for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Richard Thomson Bowman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bowman's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Patients gave Dr. Bowman an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, Dr. Bowman performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $560 - $1,976
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $760
Dr. Todd M Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey works as a cardiac surgeon in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital. Dr. Dewey honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Dewey's education and training includes medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of 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. Lav Anupam Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. 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. Kapadia welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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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 West 15th Street; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Charles Chang works as a pediatric neurosurgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Chang's clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. 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 is conversant in Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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

Dr. William Shutze specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) and practices in Plano, TX, Dallas, TX, and Waxahachie, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Shutze's clinical interests include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, Dr. Shutze attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Shutze has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola specializes in neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. On average, patients gave Dr. Loyola a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Loyola speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Loyola has an open panel.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Gable attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Gable's clinical interests: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gable 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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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

Dr. Neelesh Harihara Mehendale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4716 Alliance Parkway; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Mehendale completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Mehendale has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Bradley Grimsley's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Grimsley attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He 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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. Dr. Peiffer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He attended Ohio State University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Peiffer is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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
Dr. Bertram L Smith III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200, Pavilion Ii
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Bertram Smith practices general surgery and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Smith include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. He is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Smith attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Smith speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

Dr. George Nick Zoys, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2821 East President George Bush; Suite 306
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. George Zoys specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Garland, TX and Richardson, TX. Dr. Zoys graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zoys accepts. Dr. Zoys (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Zoys is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Stephen Hohmann works as a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Rockwall, TX. He speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Hohmann include amputation, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Hohmann's professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Hohmann is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Baylor University Medical Center's residency program. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hohmann honors. His distinctions include: 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. Javier Vasquez Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
416 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 300
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Javier Vasquez practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vasquez include amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. 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. Vasquez attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

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

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

Dr. Franklin Yau is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Rowlett, TX, Garland, TX, and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: leg pain, carotid artery disease, and stroke. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Yau attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Yau trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,025
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,149

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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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