We found 19 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 sees patients in Rowlett, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ritter takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ritter completed a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ritter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. His practice is open to 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)

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 a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and undersea and hyperbaric medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery), obesity, and heartburn. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cottrell is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Cottrell's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $554
Dr. John Keith Iii Abbott III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7501 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 270
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. John Abbott specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Rowlett, TX and Rockwall, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Abbott has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $9,990 - $41,455
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $203 - $577
Dr. Colleen Irene Kennedy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
3142 Horizon Road; Suite 202
Rockwall, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. Her areas of expertise include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kennedy accepts. Dr. Kennedy studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. Dr. Kennedy is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $7,000 - $7,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 is a physician who specializes in osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Burney honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport for residency. Dr. Burney (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Hindi. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Joint Pain, Revision ... (Read more)

Dr. Aimee Lorelei Wiltz, MD
Specializes in Urology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Aimee Carr is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Her average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Carr's areas of expertise include female urologic disorders, incontinence, and laparoscopic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Her practice is open to new patients. Dr. Carr graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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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, who practices in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Richardson, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Byrne is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Byrne is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,682
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $479
Dr. Denton Watumull, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull, who practices in Richardson, TX, Irving, TX, and Garland, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Watumull honors. After completing medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Best Plastic Surgeons in Dallas; and D Magazine, 10 years. Dr. Watumull's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Wrist Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Katherine Rose Makohon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Makohon practices general surgery in Rowlett, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Garland, TX. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Methodist Health System. These areas are among Dr. Makohon's clinical interests: diverticular disease, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She 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. Makohon is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Makohon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Joshua Alexis Lemmon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 East George Bush Freeway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Lemmon works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Richardson, TX. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Dr. Lemmon is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Medical Center of Lewisville. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Lemmon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lemmon include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Aldo Anthony Ghobriel, MD
Specializes in Urology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Aldo Ghobriel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Ghobriel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Ghobriel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Ghobriel is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $1,394
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $657
Dr. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens sees patients in Kaufman, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Stephens takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Stephens's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628
Dr. Terry Keith Gemas, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
810 Ralph Hall Parkway; Suite 140
Rockwall, TX
 

Dr. Terry Gemas practices hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine in Dallas, TX and Rockwall, TX. His areas of expertise include total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and minimally invasive knee surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Gemas is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Gemas is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Gemas completed residency programs at St. Luke's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Dr. Gemas speaks Spanish. Dr. Gemas is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive knee surgery, minimally invasive hip surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Knee Sprain, Foot Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
7801 Lakeview Parkway #120; Suite 120
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Antony practices otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) in Rowlett, TX, Sunnyvale, TX, and Garland, TX. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, Dr. Antony completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Clinical interests for Dr. Antony include throat problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and audiometry test. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Antony is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Audiometry Test, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Neck Problems, Nose ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $580
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $346
Dr. Brian Dung Le, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1005 W Ralph Hall Parkway; Suite 137
Rockwall, TX
 

Dr. Brian Le is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Le is conversant in Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Le is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 118
  • Charge (avg.): $1,215 - $2,410
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $285 - $874
Dr. Franklin See-Lai Yau, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
7600 Lakeview Parkway #150; Suite 150
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Franklin Yau is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: leg pain, carotid artery disease, and stroke. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Yau takes. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Yau performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Yau's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,025
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,149

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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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