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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 sees patients in Rowlett, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Ritter takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ritter completed a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ritter's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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: , 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 sees patients in Kaufman, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Dallas, TX. His medical specialty is general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Stephens takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Stephens's professional affiliations include 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. Katherine Rose Makohon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Makohon practices general surgery in Rowlett, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Garland, TX. She attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at Methodist Health System. These areas are among Dr. Makohon's clinical interests: diverticular disease, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). 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. Dr. Makohon is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Makohon welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Aldo Ghobriel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a special interest in urologic (genitourinary) disorders. Dr. Ghobriel accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. Dr. Ghobriel (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Arabic and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Ghobriel is accepting new patients.

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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

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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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