We found 35 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Rene Gilbert Jaso, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1303 Mccullough Avenue; Metropolitan Professional Building, 538
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Rene Jaso practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Jaso has indicated that his clinical interests include skin rejuvenation, sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch. He is professionally affiliated with Southwest General Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Jaso attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Venous Disease, Skin Rejuvenation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerardo E Carcamo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
414 Navarro Street; Suite 810
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Gerado Carcamo is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Patient ratings for Dr. Carcamo average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Nix Health. 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. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 45
  • Charge (avg.): $2,974 - $10,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $496 - $826
Dr. Joseph Keith Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
414 Navarro Street; Suite 810
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. J. Wright works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Wright attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Nix Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 85
  • Charge (avg.): $2,926 - $10,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $611 - $1,474
Dr. Mark M Casillas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
414 Navarro Street; Suite 1616
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Mark Casillas' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Casillas's areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems and ankle problems. He is professionally affiliated with Nix Health. Dr. Casillas obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. The average patient rating for Dr. Casillas is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hinh Keith D Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Mccullough Avenue; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Hinh Nguyen is a San Antonio, TX physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Vietnamese. In addition, he offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. These areas are among Dr. Nguyen's clinical interests: stent placement (stenting), ankle brachial index (ABI), and permanent pacemaker implantation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, and Nix Health. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Kidney Problems, Ankle Brachial Index, Chest Pain, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,416
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $490
Dr. Alexandriah Nicole Alas, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Alexandriah Alas is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery, incontinence, and urogynecological problems. Dr. Alas is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urogynecological Problems

Dr. Travis C Burns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3551 Roger Brooke Drive
Fort Sam Houston, TX
 

Dr. Travis Burns is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is rated highly by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Burns is professionally affiliated with Southwest General Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Burns's residency was performed at San Antonio Military Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19 Auburn Place
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Uwe Pontius is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pontius include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pontius is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Robert Schmitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Schmitz's medical specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schmitz graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
414 Navarro Street; Suite 1616
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Stace Rust is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She works in San Antonio, TX. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She has a special interest in hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Rust takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Rust is conversant in German. She is professionally affiliated with Nix Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Elliott Irving Clemence III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
7500 Barlite Boulevard; Suite 309
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Elliott Clemence specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in San Antonio, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Southwest General Hospital. He is a graduate of Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Clemence has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,239 - $1,327
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $466 - $525
Dr. Raul Ramos, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Raul Ramos is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Ramos's clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures. He is professionally affiliated with the University Health System. 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. After attending Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ramos completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,266
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,476

Specializes in General Surgery
730 N. Main; #601
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Rincon's specialty is general surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Nix Health and Southwest General Hospital. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rincon accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 25
  • Charge (avg.): $1,452
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
111 Dallas Street; Suite 200-a
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Lois Fiala is a general surgeon and vascular surgeon in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Fiala's professional affiliations include Methodist Health System and Nix Health. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and residency at Madigan Army Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $867

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
343 West Houston; Suite 705
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Rolando Saenz specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in San Antonio, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saenz include colorectal problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Saenz's professional affiliations include Nix Health and Southwest General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Colorectal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $599

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Brooklyn Avenue; Suite 320
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Kirk works as a foot and ankle surgeon and orthopedist. These areas are among Dr. Kirk's clinical interests: foot problems and ankle problems. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma, ... (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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