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We found 17 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional 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. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Kennedy's areas of expertise include the following: anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. She welcomes new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,000 - $7,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,220 - $1,683
Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin is a physician who specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. Dr. Hostin studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Clinical interests for Dr. Hostin include lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and disc replacement. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Hostin include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hostin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Hostin 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, Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,981
  • Medicare Cost: $452
Dr. Lav Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. These areas are among Dr. Kapadia's clinical interests: polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Kapadia is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapadia takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. His professional affiliations include 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. Bruce Andrew Byrne, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Byrne has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Byrne welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Byrne is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,682
  • Medicare Cost: $479
Dr. Denton Watumull, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; #101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Richardson, TX, Irving, TX, and Garland, TX. Dr. Watumull's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Watumull's education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Scott Weprin IV, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7150 N President George Bush Highway; Suite 202
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Weprin's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Weprin's clinical interests encompass thyroid surgery, head and neck cancer, and head and neck cancer surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Weprin completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital, Cook County Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Weprin is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 144
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,390 - $2,043
  • Medicare Cost: $203 - $549
Dr. Charles Shih Chang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
4001 W 15th Street; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Charles Chang practices pediatric neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Chang has an open panel. 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. Dale Dudley Burleson Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 280
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dale Burleson is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Burleson average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Burleson's clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. 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 Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Dr. Burleson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Burleson (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burleson's office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,250
  • Medicare Cost: $1,753
Dr. Dennis R Gable, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dennis Gable's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. Dr. Gable's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Vascular Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,745
  • Medicare Cost: $919
Dr. Neelesh Harihara Mehendale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4716 Alliance Parkway; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale, who practices in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Mehendale has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Mehendale attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Mehendale's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, Rhinitis, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,530 - $17,800
  • Medicare Cost: $465 - $2,239
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. Joshua Alexis Lemmon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Lemmon's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Richardson, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Lemmon include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Lemmon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Lemmon has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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
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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1705 Ohio Drive; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Salim Jabbour specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jabbour include cancer, crohn's disease, and colon problems. Dr. Jabbour is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Baylor University Medical Center's residency program. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Jabbour has an open panel.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,064
  • Medicare Cost: $1,382
Dr. Kamran A Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Rizvi's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Rizvi has indicated that his clinical interests include hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Denton Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Rizvi's office for an appointment.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 96
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,067 - $2,179
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $847

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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.