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Dr. David W Ritter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
7501 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 270
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. David Ritter practices general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ritter's clinical interests include thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, 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. Ritter honors. Dr. Ritter is open to new patients. After attending Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, 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. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens is a general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stephens include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stephens obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Stephens speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628
Dr. Katherine Rose Makohon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
7700 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 300b
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Makohon's area of specialization is general surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: diverticular disease, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Makohon honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at Methodist Health System, Dr. Makohon attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. In addition to English, Dr. Makohon speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Lake Pointe Medical Center, and Texas Health Kaufman. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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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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