We found 25 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna HMO near Rowlett, TX.

Dr. David W Ritter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
7501 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 270
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. David Ritter is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Rowlett, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Ritter's clinical interests include thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Dr. Ritter completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ritter honors. Dr. Ritter welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Weight ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 33
  • Uninsured Cost: $12,099 - $37,333
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $1,236
Dr. Christopher James Cottrell, MD
Specializes in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7600 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 100
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Cottrell is an undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery specialist. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver for his residency. These areas are among Dr. Cottrell's clinical interests: weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery), obesity, and heartburn. Dr. Cottrell has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Stomach ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,400
  • Medicare Cost: $554
Dr. John Keith Iii Abbott III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7501 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 270
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. John Abbott is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Rowlett, TX and Rockwall, TX. Dr. Abbott takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Abbott is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,990 - $41,455
  • Medicare Cost: $203 - $577
Dr. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3142 Horizon Road; Suite 202
Rockwall, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; she sees patients in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Dr. Kennedy's areas of expertise include the following: anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. She welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Gastric Bypass Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 80
  • Uninsured Cost: $7,000 - $7,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,220 - $1,683
Dr. Mohammad Umar Burney, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Burney's specialties are osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He practices in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Mesquite, TX. He obtained his medical school training at St. George's University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Burney's areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Burney (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burney's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Pain, Joint Pain, Revision Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,041 - $1,668
  • Medicare Cost: $157 - $958
Dr. Aimee Lorelei Wiltz, MD
Specializes in Urology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Aimee Wiltz sees patients in Rockwall, TX, Garland, TX, and Rowlett, TX. Her medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In Dr. Wiltz's practice, she is particularly interested in female urologic disorders, incontinence, and laparoscopic surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Wiltz trained at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Female Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Bruce Andrew Byrne, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Byrne has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. Dr. Byrne welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Byrne is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,682
  • Medicare Cost: $479
Dr. Denton Watumull, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Richardson, TX, Irving, TX, and Garland, TX. Dr. Watumull's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Watumull's education and training includes medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Alexander Zavala, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. John Zavala works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Rowlett, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Wylie, TX. Dr. Zavala (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Arabic, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Zavala include knee problems, foot problems, and revision arthroplasty (joint revision). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Zavala obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Zavala has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Revision, Shoulder Problems, Revision Arthroplasty, Knee Problems, Ankle ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,008
  • Medicare Cost: $315
Dr. Keith David Newman, MD
Specializes in Urology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Keith Newman's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Newman has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, urologic (genitourinary) disorders, and reconstructive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Newman accepts. He welcomes new patients. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Newman completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic and Duke University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Newman (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and German.

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Clinical Interests: Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,394
  • Medicare Cost: $675
Dr. Lawrence Scott Weprin IV, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7150 North President George Bush Turnpik; Suite 202
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Weprin's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. Dr. Weprin's clinical interests encompass thyroid surgery, head and neck cancer, and head and neck cancer surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. After attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Weprin completed his residency training at Michael Reese Hospital, Cook County Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Weprin is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer Surgery, Thyroid Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 144
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,390 - $2,043
  • Medicare Cost: $203 - $549
Dr. Katherine Rose Makohon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Makohon works as a general surgeon. She speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Makohon's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Before completing her residency at Methodist Health System, Dr. Makohon attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Makohon is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Abdominal Problems, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Bowel ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $595
Dr. Scott Key Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7801 Lakeview Parkway #100; Suite 100
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Scott Stephenson's specialty is adult cardiology. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. In his practice, he is particularly interested in pacemaker. Dr. Stephenson's professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Stephenson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Stephenson attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stephenson speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $933
  • Medicare Cost: $499
Dr. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens' specialty is general surgery. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Stephens's areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Stephens is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,600
  • Medicare Cost: $628
Dr. Aldo Anthony Ghobriel, MD
Specializes in Urology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Aldo Ghobriel is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Rockwall, TX, Garland, TX, and Rowlett, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Ghobriel attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ghobriel include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ghobriel (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Ghobriel is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,394
  • Medicare Cost: $657
Dr. Glynn John Pickens, MD
Specializes in Urology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Glynn Pickens specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In his practice, Dr. Pickens focuses on vascular surgery procedures and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. Dr. Pickens is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Pickens attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,394
  • Medicare Cost: $670

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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.