We found 96 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna near Plano, TX.

Dr. Mitchell Jay Magee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic 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. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. Dr. Magee honors 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 the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Gary Jett is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Jett's clinical interests include beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, varicose veins, and laser treatment. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (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. Todd M Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dewey include maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas). Dr. Dewey is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dewey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

Dr. Richard Bowman, who practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Bowman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Bowman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Bowman's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aortic Disease, Aorta Surgery, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

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 works as a general surgeon and chest surgeon. Dr. Smith's areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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

Dr. William Brinkman is a cardiac surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Plano, TX. 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 attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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. Russ Deacon Birdwell, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3600 Shire Boulevard; Suite 104
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Russ Birdwell specializes in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery and practices in Garland, TX, McKinney, TX, and Richardson, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Birdwell include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Dr. Birdwell is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Birdwell completed a residency program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Dr. Birdwell is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair, minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $3,323
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $633
Dr. Sheetal M Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Patel specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Patel's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. She attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

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. Her areas of expertise include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy accepts. Dr. Kennedy studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Kennedy is accepting new patients.

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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. Michael J Mack, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 700, Pavillion I
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mack, who practices in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Mack is 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Mack focuses on open heart surgery. Dr. Mack is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mack is a graduate of St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery, Open Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,132

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Dimaio is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include permanent pacemaker implantation, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and temporary pacemaker insertion. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dimaio takes. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Dimaio's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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Relevant Interests: , VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Pacemaker, Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Surgery, VATS Lobectomy, Mitral ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bruce Byrne, who practices in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Richardson, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Byrne is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Byrne is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is accepting 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. Michael Mehra Taba, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1705 Ohio Drive; Suite 200
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michael Taba is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Plano, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Taba (or staff) speaks Spanish and Persian. Dr. Taba's clinical interests include shoulder surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and knee surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano, and Advanced Orthopedics (Plano, TX). After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at JPS Health Network. Dr. Taba is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coresource, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Taba takes. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Fibula Fracture, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Lee Kouyoumjian, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4031 W Plano Parkway; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Adam Kouyoumjian specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Kouyoumjian speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: total shoulder replacement, total hip replacement, and wrist surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at North Shore University Hospital and Peninsula Hospital Center. Dr. Kouyoumjian's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Sigma Sigma Phi National Honary Osteopathic Fraternity.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Reconstruction, Wrist Surgery, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Total Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,481
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $288
Dr. Denton Watumull, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; #101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull, who practices in Richardson, TX, Irving, TX, and Garland, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watumull honors. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Best Plastic Surgeons in Dallas; and D Magazine, 10 years. Dr. Watumull's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Schwartz is a physician who specializes in adult critical care, adult cardiology, and adult pulmonology. These areas are among his clinical interests: 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 the University Physicians. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Schwartz graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. He trained at Boston Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of 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

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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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