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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 is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Magee's training includes residency programs 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. 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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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 cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Dewey takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster 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. He 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. 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. In Dr. Patel's practice, she is particularly interested in laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. She is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati.

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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 works as a gynecologic oncologist in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oh include minimally invasive surgery, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. The average patient rating for Dr. Oh is 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is professionally affiliated with 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's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lamont include cancer surgery. He takes 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. Lamont speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 is a medical specialist in hospice and palliative medicine (end-of-life care and serious illness), adult cardiology, and interventional cardiology. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wayne State University, Dr. Khan attended medical school at Dow Medical College. His areas of expertise include coronary angiogram, coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and carotid artery disease. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Khan takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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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 works as 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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Loyola speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice 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. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis' medical specialty is spine surgery and neurosurgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. The average patient rating for Dr. Dennis is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis 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 graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Dennis is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Javier Vasquez's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Vasquez's areas of expertise include the following: 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 honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Vasquez performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Mordecai Klein is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear cardiology. Dr. Klein is rated highly by Dr. Klein's patients. Dr. Klein's areas of expertise include phlebectomy (vein removal), arterial ultrasound, and echocardiogram (echo). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Klein takes. Dr. Klein studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , phlebectomy (vein removal)

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

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 sees patients in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Decatur, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapira include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Shapira is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) in Plano, TX. Dr. Blatt is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Medical Center of McKinney. He graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. He takes 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 Dr. Blatt's office for an appointment.

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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 specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Sunnyvale, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Plano, TX. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kwon has indicated that his clinical interests include carpal tunnel surgery, hand surgery procedures, and rheumatoid arthritis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. Franklin Yau practices general surgery and vascular surgery in Rowlett, TX, Garland, TX, and Sunnyvale, TX. His clinical interests include 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. 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 Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Yau welcomes 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
Dr. Vudhi Vudhipoom Slabisak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
955 Garden Park Drive; Suite 200
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Vudhi Slabisak specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Slabisak is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Slabisak attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a general OB/GYN. On average, patients gave Dr. Fong a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Fong studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. 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)

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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.