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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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ritter speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Ritter attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is accepting 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 sees patients in Garland, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Sunnyvale, TX. His medical specialties are undersea and hyperbaric medicine, general surgery, and bariatric surgery. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Cottrell completed his residency training at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. Clinical interests for Dr. Cottrell include obesity, stomach surgery, and appendectomy. Patient ratings for Dr. Cottrell average 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Cottrell is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Cottrell is professionally 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 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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Abbott takes 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 his office for an appointment. Dr. Abbott attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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, who practices in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Kennedy studied medicine at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Clinical interests for Dr. Kennedy include 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kennedy is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. 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 is an urologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Wiltz include female urologic disorders, incontinence, and laparoscopic surgery. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Wiltz attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago for residency. Dr. Wiltz is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She 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. Mohammad Umar Burney, MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Burney's areas of specialization are osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Burney studied medicine at St. George's University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Burney include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Burney accepts 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 Arabic and Hindi. 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: , 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's specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He has a special interest in thyroid surgery, head and neck cancer, and head and neck cancer surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Weprin accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Weprin studied medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign College of Medicine. He trained at Michael Reese Hospital, Cook County Children's Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Weprin speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. He has an open panel.

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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. Keith David Newman, MD
Specializes in Urology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Keith Newman is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of expertise for Dr. Newman include cancer, urologic (genitourinary) disorders, and reconstructive surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Newman at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Duke University Medical Center, Dr. Newman attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Newman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Newman (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Newman is affiliated with 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: 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. Dr. Byrne studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Byrne include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Byrne is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Byrne's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 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. John Alexander Zavala, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. John Zavala specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zavala's areas of expertise include foot problems, sports health, and reconstructive surgery. His professional affiliations include 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. Zavala takes. Dr. Zavala is accepting new patients. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Zavala speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Aldo Ghobriel's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ghobriel include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Ghobriel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Ghobriel obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Ghobriel (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. 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 Dr. Pickens's practice, he is particularly interested in vascular surgery procedures and thoracic (chest) surgery procedures. 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. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Pickens is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. 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's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Makohon's areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, breast 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 obtained her medical school training at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and performed her residency at Methodist Health System. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Makohon is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. She 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. Brian Dung Le, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Brian Le's areas of specialization are 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, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. Dr. Le is conversant in Vietnamese. Dr. Le's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. He welcomes new patients.

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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's specialties are surgery and adult cardiology. He practices in Rowlett, TX and Rockwall, TX. Dr. Stephenson's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He is especially interested in pacemaker. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Stephenson accepts 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes 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 is a general surgery specialist. Dr. Stephens is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Before performing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Stephens attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He 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 has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stephens 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

  • 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.