We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Viant near Richmond, TX.

Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1601 Main Street; Suite 500a
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tripathy accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Tripathy attended medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1213 Herman Drive; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Aquino at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Aquino accepts. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Aquino graduated from St. John's Medical College.

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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)

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

Dr. Marco Vargas specializes in foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vargas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vargas has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Moona Haque, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 West Grand Parkway; #310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Moona Haque is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Her areas of expertise include menopause, ablation, and minor surgery. Dr. Haque is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Haque average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Haque is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Haque is accepting new patients.

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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 works as a general surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bluhm at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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. Dr. Bluhm is 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
Dr. Paolo Charles Champion, MD
Specializes in Urology
1601 Main; Suite 203
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Paolo Champion, who practices in Houston, TX, Richmond, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). Dr. Champion is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. 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. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Champion accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Buckminster John Farrow, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway South
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Buckminster Farrow is a general surgery specialist in Katy, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: amputees, minor surgery, and lung surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Farrow is a graduate of MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Farrow's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. He is professionally 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 colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $2,083 - $2,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $468 - $661
Dr. Thomas Wylie Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway S.; #490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Moore is a physician who specializes in general surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. These areas are among Dr. Moore's clinical interests: minor surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Moore is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Moore welcomes 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. John David Fisher, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Fisher's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Fisher's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Fisher attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Carlos D Zorrilla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2520 B F Terry Boulevard
Rosenberg, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Zorrilla's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Wharton, TX, Rosenberg, TX, and El Campo, TX. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Zorrilla's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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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 specializes in general surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ponce De Leon include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Ponce De Leon's 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: 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 works as a general OB/GYN in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fagbohun include diabetes, pap test, and biopsy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Fagbohun obtained his medical school training at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fagbohun at an average of 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. He welcomes 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 Cholesterol, ... (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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Patient reviews placed Dr. Wood at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Wood welcomes 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: Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lorelei Cabrera Capocyan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
22001 Southwest Freeway; Suite 100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Lorelei Capocyan practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Sugar Land, TX and Richmond, TX. She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine and Surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. Dr. Capocyan honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Capocyan's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. She 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. Robert Morgan Hillery, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1601 Main Street; Suite 201
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Robert Hillery is a general surgeon in Sugar Land, TX, Richmond, TX, and Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Hillery include thyroid problems, amputees, and minor surgery. Dr. Hillery takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Hillery is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 430
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Reena Tharappel-Jacob specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Tharappel-Jacob average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tharappel-Jacob include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. She attended medical school at Ross University School of Medicine.

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

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Physical Exams, Laparoscopically ... (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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