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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna FocusIn near Rockwall, TX.

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Dr. Jeffrey Paul Lamont, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Other
3550 N.e. Loop 286
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Lamont's specialties are general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Lamont include cancer surgery. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lamont speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,153
  • Medicare Cost: $284
Dr. Donald David Wurzburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Donald Wurzburg practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Wurzburg accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,350
  • Medicare Cost: $499
Dr. Adam Ross Shapira, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Adam Shapira's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm); he sees patients in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Decatur, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapira include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Shapira is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 111
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,224 - $4,244
  • Medicare Cost: $424 - $863
Dr. Joseph Keith Preston, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
4015 Lamar Avenue
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Preston practices neurosurgery in Paris, TX, Irving, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Preston attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Preston include brain surgery and spine surgery procedures. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Brain Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,359
  • Medicare Cost: $510
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. David Edwards is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Plano, TX, Sulphur Springs, TX, and Paris, TX. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwards accepts. Dr. Edwards studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 134
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,829 - $4,244
  • Medicare Cost: $284 - $856

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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.