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We found 46 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Gold EPO near Richmond, TX.

Dr. Kulvinder Singh Bajwa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Bajwa's areas of clinical interest consist of robotic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University, Dr. Bajwa attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Surgery, Rectal Surgery, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Edward Flores, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Flores' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Flores at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Flores is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, arthroscopic surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), minimally invasive knee replacement, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Michelle Sun-Mee Wong, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 550
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michelle Wong is a physician who specializes in obstetrics. Dr. Wong's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wong accepts. After attending George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school, she completed her residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Dr. Wong's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Eric Koepplinger, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Koepplinger practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo, Dr. Koepplinger attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Koepplinger accepts. Dr. Koepplinger is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Wrist Surgery, Tendon Repair, Elbow Surgery, Vertebroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Jacob Blum, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Blum's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Blum's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of total hip replacement, sports health, and partial knee replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Spine Reconstruction, Shoulder Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Maddox Mays, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1517 Thompson Road
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Mays practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Sugar Land, TX and Richmond, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include sports health. Dr. Mays takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Mays is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $630 - $2,151
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,027
Dr. Thomas Burk Rivers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Rivers specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Rivers include sports health and total knee replacement. Dr. Rivers is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare and the University of Mississippi Medical Center for residency. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Rivers honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $746 - $2,146
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,027
Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1213 Herman Drive; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino is a graduate of St. John's Medical College. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nina Holtzapple Dereska, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 509
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nina Dereska's area of specialization is urogynecology. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Florida College of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Dereska's areas of expertise include the following: menopause, pelvic surgery, and female urologic disorders. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dereska honors. Dr. Dereska (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Dereska's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishal Michael Shah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Shah's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Shah average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery

Marco A Vargas
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Marco Vargas' specialties are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. Patients rated Dr. Vargas highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vargas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. In addition to English, Dr. Vargas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Osteotomy, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor J Atun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
17510 W.grand Parkway S.; Suite 500
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Victor Atun specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Atun include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Atun is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Atun honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. His medical residency was performed at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Sheilendra Suresh Mehta, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sheilendra Mehta is a general surgery specialist in Houston, TX, Bellaire, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. Dr. Mehta accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart Anthony Harlin, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Harlin specializes in legal medicine, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Harlin completed residency programs at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. Patients gave Dr. Harlin an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,799
  • Medicare Cost: $1,282
Dr. David Howard Hildreth, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. David Hildreth sees patients in Katy, TX, Richmond, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Hildreth has indicated that his clinical interests include hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He attended the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Dr. Hildreth has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Hand Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $999
  • Medicare Cost: $427
Dr. Zachary Robert Mucher, MD
Specializes in Urology
17510 W. Grand Parkway; Suite 210
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Zachary Mucher works as an urologist. Dr. Mucher attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mucher include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mucher accepts. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Sexual ... (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.