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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. Richard Thomson Bowman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
4001 W. 15th Street; Suite 180
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. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include heart bypass surgery (CABG), heart valve surgery, and varicose veins. Dr. Bowman's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical Center of McKinney. Dr. Bowman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Bowman attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Vietnamese.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Dewey attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Dewey has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Dewey is professionally affiliated with Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

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 is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, varicose veins, and laser treatment. Patients gave Dr. Jett an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. 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, 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. Sheetal Mihir Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Patel's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois, Dr. Patel attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic weight loss surgery, hernia, and da vinci surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel's hospital/clinic 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. 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. 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 Dallas, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and open hernia repair. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Dr. Birdwell attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Birdwell accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,323
  • Medicare Cost: $633
Dr. Robert Lee Ii 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Smith include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Smith studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 Tumpane Brinkman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. William Brinkman practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Plano, TX. These areas are among Dr. Brinkman's clinical interests: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Brinkman trained at Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Brinkman speaks Spanish. He is 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,750
  • Medicare Cost: $1,117
Dr. John Michael Dimaio, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. John Dimaio specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Dimaio's areas of expertise include permanent pacemaker implantation, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and temporary pacemaker insertion. 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. Dimaio is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic 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. Michael Joseph Mack, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion One, Suite 700
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mack is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He has a special interest in open heart surgery. Dr. Mack is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mack attended medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Her areas of expertise include the following: orthostatic hypotension, heart block, and postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). She is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Arrythmia Management. Dr. Khan is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Khan welcomes new patients. She attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and D Magazine Rated Best Doctor Collin County.

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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. 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. David Albert Schwartz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Adult Pulmonology
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. David Schwartz's medical specialty is adult cardiology and adult pulmonology. He 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. For his professional training, Dr. Schwartz completed a residency program at Boston Medical Center. His clinical interests include coronary angioplasty (PTCA), diagnostic cardiac catheterization, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Schwartz honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Legacy Heart Center, the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth), and the University Physicians.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,550
  • Medicare Cost: $499
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

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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.