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 General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee is a general surgeon, transplant surgeon, and cardiothoracic surgeon. Dr. Magee's areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Magee honors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Magee's office for an appointment. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained 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 for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Kennedy 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. She has an open panel. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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

Dr. Richard Hostin is a pediatric orthopedist and spine surgeon in Plano, TX and Fort Worth, TX. His areas of expertise include lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and artificial disc replacement. His professional affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Baylor Scoliosis Center. Dr. Hostin accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis for residency. Dr. Hostin's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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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. Bruce A Byrne, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery and practices in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Richardson, TX. Dr. Byrne is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Byrne is accepting new patients. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Byrne trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, Dr. Byrne speaks Spanish.

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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 Anupam Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He 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. Dr. Kapadia welcomes new patients. He attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City 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. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati.

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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 specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Watumull include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors; Best Plastic Surgeons in Dallas; and D Magazine, 10 years. Dr. Watumull is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Charles Chang works as a pediatric neurosurgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and National Naval Medical Center. Dr. Chang's clinical interests include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. He 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 conversant in Mandarin. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Chang has an open panel.

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

Dr. Walter Loyola specializes in neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. On average, patients gave Dr. Loyola a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Loyola speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Loyola has an open panel.

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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 areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Before completing his residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Gable attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Gable's clinical interests: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gable is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Gable is accepting 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
3201 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Lemmon sees patients in Richardson, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Lemmon trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Lemmon is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally 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 Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his professional training, Dr. Mehendale completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Mehendale has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Vairavan Saravanan Subramanian Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
4708 Alliance Boulevard, Pavillion I; Suite 685
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vairavan Subramanian is an urologist in Plano, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Tamil. These areas are among Dr. Subramanian's clinical interests: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth. Dr. Subramanian graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Subramanian is accepting new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Dale Burleson practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Burleson studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Burleson include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colon surgery. Dr. Burleson's average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for 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. Dr. Burleson (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colon surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, ... (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's areas of specialization are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Le Voyer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Le Voyer attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center for residency.

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

Dr. Salim Jabbour's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Jabbour completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. His clinical interests include cancer, crohn's disease, and colon problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Jabbour a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. In his practice, he is particularly interested in hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. Dr. Rizvi is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 96
  • Charge (avg.): $1,067 - $2,179
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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