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We found 18 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
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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy 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. Her practice is open to 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. Lav Steve Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is an ear, nose and throat specialist in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX. His clinical interests include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kapadia average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kapadia has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kapadia speaks Gujarati. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Lawrence Weprin, who practices in Garland, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Weprin attended the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Michael Reese Hospital, Cook County Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid surgery, head and neck cancer, and head and neck cancer surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Weprin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He 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. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 810
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin specializes in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery and practices in Plano, TX and Fort Worth, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Hostin speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include scoliosis, spinal pain, and spinal fusion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Dr. Hostin accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spine Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,981
  • Medicare Cost: $452
Dr. Bruce Andrew Byrne, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients rated Dr. Byrne highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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. Dr. Byrne is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Byrne's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Dale Dudley Burleson Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 280
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dale Burleson's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Burleson include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. Dr. Burleson's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Burleson 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. Dr. Burleson's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colon Polyps, Diverticular Disease, Colon Problems, ... (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 is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Gable attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. These areas are among his clinical interests: carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Gable speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Thoracic Problems, Carotid Artery Stenting, Vascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,745
  • Medicare Cost: $919
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. Charles Shih Chang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
4001 W 15th Street; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Charles Chang is a specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Chang attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Louis Children's Hospital and National Naval Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Mandarin.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Aneurysm, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Vascular Malformations, ... (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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Richardson, TX. Dr. Lemmon's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Lemmon attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Lemmon's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Lemmon is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Thomas Le Voyer, who practices in Las Colinas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Le Voyer graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,553
  • Medicare Cost: $602
Dr. Kamran A Rizvi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Rizvi practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Rizvi's clinical interests: hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. He welcomes new patients.

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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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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. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jabbour at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Jabbour's practice is open to new patients. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,064
  • Medicare Cost: $1,382

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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.