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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 practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Paris, TX. In Dr. Lamont's practice, he is particularly interested in cancer surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lamont accepts. He attended the University of Michigan Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Lamont's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,153
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $284
Dr. Donald David Wurzburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Donald Wurzburg's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Wurzburg is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $3,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $499

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. David Edwards sees patients in Plano, TX, Sulphur Springs, TX, and Paris, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Edwards studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 134
  • Charge (avg.): $1,829 - $4,244
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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