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

Dr. Michelle Wong practices obstetrics in Sugar Land, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wong include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Before performing her residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Dr. Wong attended George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for medical school. She is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Wong is accepting new patients.

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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. Brian Strake Parsley, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Brian Parsley's specialties are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and Bellaire, TX. Dr. Parsley has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Parsley include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and arthritis surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Parsley studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Parsley speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Arthritis Surgery, Hip Problems

Dr. Walter Richard Lowe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Walter Lowe's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among Dr. Lowe's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at Albany Medical College, the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Lowe average 2.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lowe is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Transplant Procedures, Biceps Tenodesis, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Mohammad Etminan, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Etminan is a spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise consist of spinal fusion and neck surgery. Dr. Etminan's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Etminan welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,965
  • Medicare Cost: $954
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Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Marco Vargas is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Vargas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Vargas's professional affiliations include 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: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Paolo Champion is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX, Richmond, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, peyronie's disease (penile curvature), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Champion completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Champion accepts. Dr. Champion is accepting 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's specialty is general surgery. His clinical interests include amputees, minor surgery, and lung surgery. Dr. Farrow is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. He studied medicine at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. Dr. Farrow trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for his residency.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,083 - $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $468 - $661
Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm specializes in general surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Katy, TX. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Bluhm attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. The average patient rating for Dr. Bluhm is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Bluhm's professional affiliations include 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

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $654
Dr. Moona Haque, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
17510 West Grand Parkway; #310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Moona Haque is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haque include menopause, ablation, and minor surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Houston Methodist. She attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1213 Herman Drive; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Aquino include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Aquino is a graduate of Bangalore Medical College and Research Institute and St. John's Medical College. He is 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, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, ... (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. His areas of expertise include the following: thyroid problems, amputees, and minor surgery. Dr. Hillery honors 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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

  • Medicare Volume: 52
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,538 - $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $238 - $619
Dr. Carlos D Zorrilla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2520 B F Terry Boulevard
Rosenberg, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Zorrilla's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Zorrilla graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $696 - $1,048
  • Medicare Cost: $202 - $524
Dr. Thomas Wylie Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway S.; #490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Moore's specialty is general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moore include minor surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Moore's practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for residency.

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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 is a general surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Fisher include thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Fisher's office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $649
Dr. Guillermo Padron Ponce De Leon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 Grand Parkway; Suite 490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Guillermo Ponce De Leon is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Ponce De Leon is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The average patient rating for Dr. Ponce De Leon is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ponce De Leon accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is accepting 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

  • Medicare Volume: 85
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,895 - $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $278 - $585
Dr. Michael Todd Wood, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parwy. S.; #490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Michael Wood is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Wood average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Wood's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Wood graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $613

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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.