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We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan 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. 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. Sheetal Mihir Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Patel is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She works in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Patel attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. Jonathan Chun Oh, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jonathan Oh is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include minimally invasive surgery, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. Dr. Oh's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Oncology. 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Oh's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,307
  • Medicare Cost: $1,842
Dr. Jeffrey Paul Lamont, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 150
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lamont is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Paris, TX. In his practice, Dr. Lamont focuses on cancer surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamont accepts. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lamont completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lamont speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,153
  • Medicare Cost: $284
Dr. Muhammad Akram Khan, MD
Specializes in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Muhammad Khan's areas of specialization are hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Khan (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His clinical interests include coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Aortic Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $800
  • Medicare Cost: $497
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. 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. Vudhi Vudhipoom Slabisak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
955 Garden Park Drive; Suite 200
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Vudhi Slabisak, who practices in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Allen, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Slabisak's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. The average patient rating for Dr. Slabisak is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Slabisak is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $21,707
  • Medicare Cost: $6,446
Dr. Adam Ross Shapira, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Adam Shapira is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapira include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shapira is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 111
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,224 - $4,244
  • Medicare Cost: $424 - $863
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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 270, Pavillion 2
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Fong practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Fong is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fong include gynecological problems, sterilization, and endometrial ablation. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Solo. 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. Dr. Fong studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Gynecological Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Eugene Le Voyer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3801 W 15th Street; Suite 150b
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Le Voyer practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Las Colinas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Le Voyer is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Le Voyer completed residency programs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,553
  • Medicare Cost: $602
Dr. Srinivas Reddy Gunukula, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Srinivas Gunukula, who practices in Mesquite, TX, Sunnyvale, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Gunukula (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Telugu, and Hindi. His clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), angiogram (angiography), and consultation. Dr. Gunukula is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He obtained his medical school training at NTR University of Health Sciences and Siddhartha Medical College and performed his residency at St. John's Queen's Hospital and Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers. Dr. Gunukula has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Research, Minimally Invasive Valve Repair, Heart Valve Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Todd Blatt, MD, DO
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2501 W Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Brian Blatt sees patients in Plano, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His professional affiliations include Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blatt honors. Dr. Blatt welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 69
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,110 - $1,530
  • Medicare Cost: $429 - $492
Dr. Robert Kang Kwon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 East George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Robert Kwon works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Plano, TX, Richardson, TX, and Rockwall, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kwon include carpal tunnel surgery, hand surgery procedures, and rheumatoid arthritis. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kwon attended medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Kwon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Arthritis, Hand Problems, Hand Surgery Procedures, Carpal ... (Read more)

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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.