We found 94 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna near Plano, TX.

Dr. Gary Kimble Jett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Jett specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. Patients gave Dr. Jett an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, varicose veins, and laser treatment. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. Dr. Jett attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, VATS lobectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Thoracic Problems, Laser Treatment, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $1,604
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 medical specialist in general surgery, transplant surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Magee's clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Texas Health Dallas, and Medical City Plano. Before completing 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 medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Magee honors 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. His practice is open to 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $658 - $2,661
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $215 - $861
Dr. Colleen Irene Harrigan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and sleeve gastrectomy. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Rockwall. She studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastric Bypass ... (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. Todd M Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey's specialties are cardiac surgery and transplant surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Dr. Dewey's clinical interests include maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dewey is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Medical City Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. William T Brinkman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. William Brinkman is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. Dr. Brinkman attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Brinkman include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brinkman takes. Dr. Brinkman speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Heart Valve Replacement, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Thomson Bowman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bowman is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bowman is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Plano. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and a graduate of Texas Heart Institute's residency program. Dr. Bowman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Vietnamese.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $560 - $1,976
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $760
Dr. Robert L Smith II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Robert Smith is a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Smith is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chad Joseph Carlton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
8080 Independence Parkway; Suite 115
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Chad Carlton practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has a special interest in sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and roux-en-y gastric bypass. Dr. Carlton is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Carlton studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Mack, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1600 Coit Road; #309
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mack sees patients in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Mack's areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve disease, and mitral valve surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Mack has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,132
Dr. Adam Lee Kouyoumjian, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4031 W Plano Parkway; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Adam Kouyoumjian works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Kouyoumjian average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Kouyoumjian is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, and Texas Health Plano. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kouyoumjian honors. He is a graduate of Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes residency programs at North Shore University Hospital and Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Kouyoumjian has received professional recognition including the following: Sigma Sigma Phi National Honary Osteopathic Fraternity. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,481
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $288
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 orthopedic surgeon and spine surgeon in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hostin include scoliosis, spinal pain, and spinal fusion. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Hostin 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. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hostin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Children's Health (Texas). Dr. Hostin is accepting 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)

Dr. David A Schwartz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Adult Pulmonology, Preventive Medicine
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz's specialties are adult cardiology, adult pulmonology, and preventive medicine. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Schwartz is affiliated with Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and CU Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and a graduate of Boston Medical Center's residency program. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Schwartz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiomyopathy, Nuclear Stress Test, Consultative Cardiology, Hypertension, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,550
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $499

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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 completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Kapadia attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kapadia is conversant in Gujarati. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health 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. Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Avramis practices pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric spine surgery. His areas of expertise include lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Children's Health (Texas). Dr. Avramis's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bruce Byrne's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; he sees patients in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Richardson, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Byrne is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Byrne completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Byrne's practice is open to 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. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis specializes in spine surgery and neurosurgery and practices in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Dennis average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. 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. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Brain Cancer, Lower ... (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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