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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Lamont is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He works in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Paris, TX. In his practice, Dr. Lamont focuses on cancer surgery. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Oncology. 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 studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lamont completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Lamont speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,153
  • Medicare Cost: $284
Dr. Adam Ross Shapira, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Adam Shapira is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Shapira include heart problems and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shapira is a graduate of the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency.

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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. Donald David Wurzburg, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Donald Wurzburg practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Wurzburg takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, United Healthcare Choice, and United Healthcare HSA, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional 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
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
875 South Collegiate
Paris, TX
 

Dr. David Edwards is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. Dr. Edwards's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Advanced Heart Care. He honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 134
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,829 - $4,244
  • Medicare Cost: $284 - $856
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Specializes in Neurosurgery
4015 Lamar Avenue
Paris, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Preston specializes in neurosurgery and practices in Paris, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Preston honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,359
  • Medicare Cost: $510

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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.