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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 works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Before completing 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Magee honors 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 the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Magee's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He has an open panel.

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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 works as a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. He speaks Vietnamese. He has a special interest in heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Bowman is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Bowman completed his residency training at Texas Heart Institute. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Bowman 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

  • 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 heart surgeon and chest surgeon in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dewey honors. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. 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 sees patients in Garland, TX, McKinney, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Birdwell's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. Birdwell is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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. Hafiza Hassan Khan, MD
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; #1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Hafiza Khan specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Plano, TX and Denton, TX. Dr. Khan graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, heart block, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Khan takes. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and D Magazine Rated Best Doctor Collin County. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Arrythmia Management. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients.

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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. Lav Steve Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include 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. Dr. Kapadia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kapadia completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kapadia has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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. Dennis R Gable, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Gable is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Gable include carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Gable is affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to 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 is a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Dr. Loyola has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Loyola takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, Dr. Loyola speaks 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 sees patients in Plano, TX and Irving, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Chang honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Chang graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed 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, Vascular Malformations, ... (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 is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Vasquez's clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Medical Center of McKinney. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Vasquez 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.

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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 sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Benaim's clinical interests encompass testicular problems. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Benaim 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 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 professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine and a graduate of Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center's residency program.

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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. Stephen Jay Lieman, MD
Specializes in Urology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Lieman practices urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Lieman include female urologic disorders, laparoscopic surgery, and prostate cancer. Patients gave Dr. Lieman an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lieman is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Yau attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram, varicose veins, and peripheral vascular disease. Dr. Yau 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 is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Yau has an open panel.

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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's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Toulson attended medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine. His clinical interests include steroid injections, nerve block, and hip injury. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Toulson takes. He has received the distinction of 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. J. Scott Scott Hassell, MD
Specializes in Urology
375 Municipal Drive; #126
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hassell is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and Richardson, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, female incontinence, and urologic (genitourinary) cancer. Dr. Hassell is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hassell takes. Dr. Hassell graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Hassell has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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.