We found 102 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna near Plano, TX.

Dr. Mitchell Jay Magee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Magee include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. Dr. Magee is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and 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. 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. Dr. Magee has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $658 - $2,661
  • Medicare Cost: $215 - $861
Dr. Richard Thomson Bowman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
4001 W. 15th Street; Suite 180
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bowman's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Bowman trained at Texas Heart Institute for residency. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bowman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Bowman speaks Vietnamese. His hospital/clinic 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

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $560 - $1,976
  • Medicare Cost: $208 - $760
Dr. Todd Michael Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Dewey trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). He accepts 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. Dewey is affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,162
Dr. Gary Kimble Jett, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Jett sees patients in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Jett attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His clinical interests include beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, varicose veins, and laser treatment. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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, Heart Valve Replacement, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Varicose ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 60
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $4,500
  • Medicare Cost: $208 - $1,604
Dr. William Tumpane Brinkman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

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

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,750
  • Medicare Cost: $1,117
Dr. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kennedy include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kennedy's office for an appointment.

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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. Robert Lee Ii Smith II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Robert Smith specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices 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. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Smith 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.

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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. Sheetal Mihir 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 (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. Areas of expertise for Dr. Patel include laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Patel's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Patel graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel honors.

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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. Russ Deacon Birdwell, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3600 Shire Boulevard; Suite 104
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Russ Birdwell is a specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. He works in Garland, TX, McKinney, TX, and Richardson, TX. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. Dr. Birdwell honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center for residency. He 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 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

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $633
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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Dimaio's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Dimaio include permanent pacemaker implantation, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and temporary pacemaker insertion. Dr. Dimaio's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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. Michael Joseph Mack, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion One, Suite 700
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mack is a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon in Plano, TX and Dallas, TX. Dr. Mack is especially interested in open heart surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Patients rated Dr. Mack highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Surgery, Open Heart Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,750
  • Medicare Cost: $1,132
Dr. Hafiza Hassan Khan, MD
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; #1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Hafiza Khan is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). She works in Plano, TX, Denton, TX, and Grapevine, TX. Dr. Khan's areas of expertise include orthostatic hypotension, heart block, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She studied medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Texas Super Doctors and D Magazine Rated Best Doctor Collin County. Dr. Khan's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Arrythmia Management. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiomyopathy, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Catheter Ablation, Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 115
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,073 - $2,169
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $845
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. These areas are among his clinical interests: lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and disc replacement. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hostin 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hostin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Baylor Scoliosis Center, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Disc Problems, Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Disc Replacement, Spine Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,981
  • Medicare Cost: $452
Dr. Lav Steve Anupam Kapadia Kapadia, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia, who practices in Frisco, TX, Irving, TX, and McKinney, TX, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient ratings for Dr. Kapadia average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. He is in-network 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 a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Kapadia completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Kapadia's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Bruce Byrne practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Byrne's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, Dr. Byrne performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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. Denton Watumull, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 George Bush Highway; #101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Watumull include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Watumull's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Watumull completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Watumull honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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.