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We found 23 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 general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. After completing medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Ritter has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ritter 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. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Ritter 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, Thyroid Problems, Weight Loss, Weight Management, ... (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 a medical specialist in undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Cottrell has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include obesity, stomach surgery, and appendectomy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Dr. Cottrell attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Cottrell is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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 surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Burns, Gastrointestinal Problems, Heart Problems, Surgical Procedures, Obesity, Stomach Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

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

Dr. John Abbott's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Abbott is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Abbott's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Her clinical interests include anti-reflux surgery, gastric bypass surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Dr. Kennedy is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Kennedy accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to 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. Aimee Lorelei Wiltz, MD
Specializes in Urology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Aimee Wiltz specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Rockwall, TX, Garland, TX, and Rowlett, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wiltz include female urologic disorders, incontinence, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Wiltz is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago. Dr. Wiltz is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wiltz accepts. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Wiltz's 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. 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 Forney, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Burney studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. 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. Dr. Burney is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Pain, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament Problems, Sprains, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,041 - $1,668
  • Medicare Cost: $157 - $958
Dr. Lawrence Scott Weprin IV, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7150 North President George Bush Turnpik; Suite 202
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Weprin is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Weprin a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weprin include thyroid surgery, head and neck cancer, and head and neck cancer surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Weprin obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine and performed his residency at Michael Reese Hospital, Cook County Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He 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. John Alexander Zavala, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. John Zavala's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Forney, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Rockwall, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of foot problems, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Zavala is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Zavala's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Georgetown University Hospital. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Zavala has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Reconstructive Surgery

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 is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cancer, urologic (genitourinary) disorders, and reconstructive surgery. Dr. Newman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Newman graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Newman (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Newman welcomes new patients.

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

Dr. Bruce Byrne works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Byrne's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Byrne completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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: , 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. 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. Dr. Ghobriel (or staff) is conversant in Arabic and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ghobriel include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Ghobriel's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to 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 works as an urologist in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Garland, TX. His areas of expertise consist of 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. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Pickens takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is open to new patients.

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

Dr. Katherine Makohon, who practices in Rowlett, TX and Rockwall, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Makohon speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Makohon completed a residency program at Methodist Health System. Dr. Makohon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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. Brian Dung Le, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Brian Le's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Le takes. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Le trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Le's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 118
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,215 - $2,410
  • Medicare Cost: $285 - $874
Dr. Scott Key Stephenson, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7801 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 100
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Scott Stephenson is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Baylor University Medical Center's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephenson include pacemaker. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 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. Stephenson accepts. Dr. Stephenson has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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 works as a general surgeon in Kaufman, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. In addition to English, Dr. Stephens speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stephens 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stephens welcomes 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

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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.