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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Ritter focuses on thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic gastric banding. 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. He studied medicine at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Ritter is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Ritter's professional affiliations include 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: , 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. 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) speaks the following languages: Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Ghobriel's clinical interests include urologic (genitourinary) disorders. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Ghobriel completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. 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 has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Urologic Disorders

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,394
  • Medicare Cost: $657
Dr. Katherine Rose Makohon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Makohon's specialty is general surgery. Before performing her residency at Methodist Health System, Dr. Makohon attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Her clinical interests include diverticular disease, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Makohon accepts. Dr. Makohon is conversant in Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. She welcomes 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' medical specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Stephens 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. Dr. Stephens welcomes new patients. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

Dr. Craig Duhon is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Duhon speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Duhon include knee surgery and hip surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Rockwall and Lake Pointe Medical Center. His education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Duhon 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. Dr. Duhon's practice is open to 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.