We found 3 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Clinical interests for Dr. Lamont include cancer surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Lamont 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. Dr. Lamont speaks Spanish. His 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 is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wurzburg honors. He studied medicine 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

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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Plano, TX, Sulphur Springs, TX, and Paris, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Edwards takes. Dr. Edwards's hospital/clinic 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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