We found 16 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Viant near Richmond, TX.

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

Dr. Marco Vargas' areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Vargas's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. His hospital/clinic 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. Dr. Vargas welcomes new patients. He is conversant in 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. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1213 Herman Drive; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Aquino graduated from St. John's Medical College. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Bidhan B Das, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bidhan Das' specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Bidhan Das practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Das is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by Dr. Das's patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Das include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. Dr. Das honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing Dr. Das's residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dr. Das attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Das has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Das's hospital/clinic affiliations include Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Das welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Fecal Incontinence, Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Paolo C Champion, MD
Specializes in Urology
1601 Main; Suite 203
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Paolo Champion is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Champion's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Champion 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. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. John David Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Fisher's medical specialty is general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Fisher is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Fisher welcomes new patients. His 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.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $649
Dr. Moona Haque, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 West Grand Parkway; #310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Moona Haque sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among Dr. Haque's clinical interests: menopause, ablation, and minor surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Haque average 3.5 stars out of 5. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Haque has an open panel.

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

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

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Bluhm's areas of expertise include the following: thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bluhm is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $654

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway S.; Suite #190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Erik Askenasy is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Askenasy's areas of expertise include colon cancer, incontinence, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Wylie Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway S.; #490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Moore practices general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include minor surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Moore studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for his residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Sloan Gordon, MD
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway; Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Sloan Gordon's medical specialty is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine), foot & ankle surgery, and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Gordon's areas of expertise include osteomyelitis, sports health, and laser treatment. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Foot Surgery, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Morgan Hillery, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1601 Main Street; Suite 201
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Robert Hillery is a specialist in general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, amputees, and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hillery takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has an open panel. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Circumcision, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Laser Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Scar Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $1,538 - $2,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $238 - $619
Dr. Carlos D Zorrilla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2520 B F Terry Boulevard
Rosenberg, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Zorrilla is an adult cardiology specialist in Wharton, TX, Rosenberg, TX, and El Campo, TX. Dr. Zorrilla is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University.

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Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Stress Testing, Peripheral Angioplasty

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $696 - $1,048
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $202 - $524
Dr. Guillermo Padron Ponce De Leon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 Grand Parkway; Suite 490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon practices general surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Ponce De Leon's areas of expertise include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ponce De Leon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 85
  • Charge (avg.): $1,895 - $2,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $278 - $585
Dr. C. Funsho Fagbohun, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 Liberty Street; Suite A
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. C. Fagbohun's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Fagbohun's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Patient ratings for Dr. Fagbohun average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fagbohun takes. Dr. Fagbohun is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Diabetes, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, High Risk ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Todd Wood, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parwy. S.; #490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Wood sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Wood's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Wood graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1601 Liberty Street; Suite A
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Nelson's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), ablation, and adolescent issues. She is an in-network provider for Amerigroup Star, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nelson graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with 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: , robotic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Circumcision, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (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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