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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ritter is especially interested in thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Ritter attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Ritter speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He 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's specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Cottrell's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery), obesity, and heartburn. 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. 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. Dr. Cottrell 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

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 sees patients in Rowlett, TX and Rockwall, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Abbott has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Abbott has an open panel.

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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. Dr. Kennedy attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her 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, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. She has an open panel.

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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 works as an orthopedist, osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist, and sports medicine specialist in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Mesquite, TX. He is a graduate of St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Burney's medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Burney accepts. Dr. Burney (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his 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)

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

Dr. Aimee Wiltz is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). In her practice, she is particularly interested in female urologic disorders, incontinence, and laparoscopic surgery. She has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wiltz takes. Dr. Wiltz studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at the University of Chicago Medical Center. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Wiltz has an open panel.

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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's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Richardson, TX. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio State University College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Dr. Byrne's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Byrne honors. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Byrne 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's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Watumull include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Watumull's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Watumull honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He is accepting new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, Dr. Watumull attended medical school at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; Best Plastic Surgeons in Dallas; and D Magazine, 10 years.

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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 is a general surgery specialist in Rowlett, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Garland, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Makohon include diverticular disease, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. 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. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Makohon attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Methodist Health System. She is conversant in Spanish.

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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 is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Richardson, TX. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Lemmon performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lemmon accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lemmon include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Medical Center of Lewisville. Dr. Lemmon welcomes 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 is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Ghobriel's clinical interests encompass urologic (genitourinary) disorders. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Ghobriel (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Ghobriel's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Ghobriel has an open panel.

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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 is a specialist in general surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Stephens completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). 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 has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stephens is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with 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 works as a hand surgeon, orthopedic surgeon, and sports medicine specialist. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Gemas's areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and minimally invasive knee surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Gemas trained at St. Luke's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.

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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 is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: throat problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and audiometry test. Dr. Antony's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. Dr. Antony's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Le is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le honors. His practice is open to 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's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery; he sees patients in Rowlett, TX, Garland, TX, and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Yau include leg pain, carotid artery disease, and stroke. Dr. Yau's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Yau's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He speaks Spanish.

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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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