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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 specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery and practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. 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 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 has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is open to 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. Her clinical interests include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She 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 sees patients in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Kapadia a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. 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. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kapadia attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kapadia has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Kapadia'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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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. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 810
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin is a pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery specialist in Plano, TX and Fort Worth, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal pain, and spinal fusion. Dr. Hostin's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Dr. Hostin's education and training includes medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Lawrence Weprin is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Weprin a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weprin include thyroid surgery, head and neck cancer, and head and neck cancer surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weprin obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Cook County Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Bruce Andrew Byrne, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Byrne's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Byrne completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Burleson a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and colorectal cancer screening. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Burleson has an open panel. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Burleson's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Burleson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. His clinical interests include carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and restless leg syndrome. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. He speaks Spanish. He 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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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 works as a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Loyola is 2.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Loyola include 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 Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. 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. He is conversant in 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. Charles Shih Chang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
4001 W 15th Street; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Charles Chang's area of specialization is pediatric neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. Dr. Chang 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. Dr. Chang's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He welcomes new patients.

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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. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis works as a spine surgeon and neurosurgeon. He speaks Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Dennis's clinical interests: meningioma, disc replacement, and neck pain. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. After completing medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, Dr. Dennis performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis accepts. Dr. Dennis is open to new patients.

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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. Joshua Alexis Lemmon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Lemmon's medical specialty is plastic surgery and hand surgery. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Lemmon's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Lemmon's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He has an open panel.

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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 specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Plano, TX. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Blatt graduated from UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. 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 is accepting new patients.

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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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Dr. Le Voyer's professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He studied medicine at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 sees patients in Denton, TX, Plano, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Rizvi is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rizvi takes. Dr. Rizvi is professionally affiliated with Denton Regional Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Denton. New patients are welcome to contact his 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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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1705 Ohio Drive; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Salim Jabbour is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Jabbour at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Jabbour attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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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.