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We found 27 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
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He 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. Before performing 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 the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Magee has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Magee is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is accepting new patients.

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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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Dewey studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is 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. Sheetal Mihir Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Patel practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Patel is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Patel attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Her hospital/clinic 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 practices gynecologic oncology in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Oh's areas of clinical interest consist of minimally invasive surgery, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. He is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Oh'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. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano.

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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 general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) specialist in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Paris, TX. He is especially interested in cancer surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamont honors. After attending 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lamont is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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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, who practices in McKinney, TX and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan attended Dow Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Cardiac Stress Testing, Carotid Artery Stenting, Nuclear Stress Test, 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 is a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Loyola's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 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 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.

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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. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis is a spine surgery and neurosurgery specialist. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. Dr. Dennis's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. 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. Dennis's practice is open to new patients. His education and training includes medical school at Howard University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Neck Pain, Thoracic Problems, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mordecai Noah Klein, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 304
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mordecai Klein is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. In Dr. Klein's practice, Dr. Klein is particularly interested in phlebectomy (vein removal), arterial ultrasound, and echocardiogram (echo). Dr. Klein is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Patients rated Dr. Klein highly, giving Dr. Klein an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Klein takes 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: , phlebectomy (vein removal)

All Interests: Sclerotherapy, Phlebectomy, Heart Stent Placement, Ultrasound, Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Arterial ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Javier Vasquez, who practices in Dallas, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vasquez include carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Vasquez 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. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Vasquez's professional affiliations include 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. Adam Ross Shapira, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Adam Shapira's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In his practice, Dr. Shapira focuses on heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shapira is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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

Dr. Brian Blatt is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Blatt is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Medical Center of McKinney. He 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 graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine.

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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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, hand surgery procedures, and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Kwon's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Kwon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

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

Dr. Vudhi Vudhipoom Slabisak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
955 Garden Park Drive; Suite 200
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Vudhi Slabisak sees patients in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Allen, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Slabisak is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Slabisak's office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $21,707
  • Medicare Cost: $6,446
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Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 270, Pavillion 2
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Fong's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Fong's areas of clinical interest consist of gynecological problems, sterilization, and endometrial ablation. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Solo. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Fong highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Franklin Yau sees patients in Rowlett, TX, Garland, TX, and Sunnyvale, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Yau speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include peripheral (arm or leg) angiogram, varicose veins, and peripheral vascular disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Yau's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 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. Yau's practice 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

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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.