We found 16 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Plano, TX.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. Dr. Magee honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He has an open panel.

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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. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy accepts. Dr. Kennedy studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Kennedy is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $7,000 - $7,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,220 - $1,683
Dr. Bruce Andrew Byrne, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne, who practices in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Richardson, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Byrne is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Byrne is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,682
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $479
Dr. Lav Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). The average patient rating for Dr. Kapadia is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia 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 a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kapadia's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Kapadia 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: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Denton Watumull, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; #101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull, who practices in Richardson, TX, Irving, TX, and Garland, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watumull honors. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Best Plastic Surgeons in Dallas; and D Magazine, 10 years. Dr. Watumull's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin works as a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Plano, TX and Fort Worth, TX. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, Dr. Hostin performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Hostin include lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and artificial disc replacement. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Hostin is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Radiculopathy, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Lower Back Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola practices neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine. Dr. Loyola's patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Loyola takes. 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. In addition to English, Dr. Loyola speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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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 specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gable is 2.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Gable is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gable's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes 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. Joshua Alexis Lemmon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Lemmon works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Richardson, TX. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Lemmon is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Lemmon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lemmon include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Shih Chang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
4001 W 15th Street; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Charles Chang's medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Chang 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. Dr. Chang is open to new patients. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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, Brain Tumor, Vascular ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Mehendale average 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehendale include throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Mehendale is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mehendale honors. Dr. Mehendale's practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese.

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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. Dale Dudley Burleson Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 280
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dale Burleson's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Burleson is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Burleson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Colon Polyps, Diverticular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,753
Dr. Thomas Eugene Le Voyer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3801 W 15th Street; Suite 150b
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Le Voyer is a physician who specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He obtained his medical school training at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Le Voyer's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,553
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1705 Ohio Drive; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Salim Jabbour works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Jabbour include cancer, crohn's disease, and colon problems. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Jabbour attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jabbour at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $4,064
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,382
Dr. Kamran A Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Rizvi, who practices in Plano, TX, Denton, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In Dr. Rizvi's practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton, and Medical Center of Lewisville. 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. Rizvi is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 96
  • Charge (avg.): $1,067 - $2,179
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $435 - $847
Dr. Vairavan Saravanan Subramanian Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
4708 Alliance Boulevard, Pavillion I; Suite 685
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vairavan Subramanian is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Subramanian's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Subramanian attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Subramanian speaks Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laser Surgery, ... (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.
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