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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. 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. 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. Craig Robert Duhon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3200 Broadway; Suite 180
Garland, TX
 

Dr. Craig Duhon's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise consist of knee surgery and hip surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating 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. Duhon accepts. He attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Duhon is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Duhon is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,261 - $1,299
  • Medicare Cost: $212 - $625

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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.