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We found 49 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near San Antonio, TX.

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

Dr. Gerado Carcamo works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Carcamo is a graduate of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carcamo accepts. He is affiliated with Nix Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,974 - $10,000
  • Medicare Cost: $496 - $826
Dr. Joseph Keith Wright, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
414 Navarro Street; Suite 810
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. J. Wright's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Wright is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Nix Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 85
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,926 - $10,000
  • Medicare Cost: $611 - $1,474
Dr. Hinh Keith Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Mccullough; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Hinh Nguyen's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Nguyen's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Vietnamese. He also offers interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Methodist Health System and Nix Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,416
  • Medicare Cost: $490
Dr. Marvin Russell Brown, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Concord Plaza Drive; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Marvin Brown is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Brown's patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems and ankle problems. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Brown honors. Dr. Brown's practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Scott Svatek, BA, MD
Specializes in Urologic Oncology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Robert Svatek is a specialist in urologic oncology. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Svatek is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for his residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Svatek speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,240
  • Medicare Cost: $371
Dr. Rolando Humberto Saenz, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Stone Oak Physicians Plaza One; 19016 Stone Oak Parkway Suite 610
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Rolando Saenz, who practices in San Antonio, TX and Hondo, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Saenz include colorectal problems. Dr. Saenz's professional affiliations include Methodist Health System, Nix Health, and Southwest General Hospital. 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 HMO. Dr. Saenz attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Chicago Medical School. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Colorectal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $599
Dr. Raul Ramos, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Raul Ramos' specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in San Antonio, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramos 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 completing medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ramos speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Methodist Health System and the University Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,266
  • Medicare Cost: $1,476
Dr. Roger Kenneth Muse, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1100 Mccullough; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Roger Muse sees patients in San Antonio, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Areas of expertise for Dr. Muse include heart problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Dr. Muse attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Methodist Health System and Southwest General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,416 - $2,446
  • Medicare Cost: $486 - $863
Dr. Lois A Fiala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
111 Dallas Street; Suite 200-a
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Lois Fiala is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist in San Antonio, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fiala takes. Dr. Fiala attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Madigan Army Medical Center. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Health System and Nix Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,925
  • Medicare Cost: $867
Dr. Ajeya Padmakar Joshi, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4243 East Southcross; Suite 204
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Ajeya Joshi works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Joshi graduated from Harvard Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Harvard University for his residency. In addition to English, Dr. Joshi (or staff) speaks Marathi, Spanish, and French. Dr. Joshi is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $9,865
  • Medicare Cost: $1,286
Dr. Daniel Conde Valdez, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Brooklyn Avenue; Suite 320
San Antonio, CO
 

Dr. Daniel Valdez is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Valdez's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Methodist Health System. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University Health System. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Valdez speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,270
  • Medicare Cost: $527
Dr. Carlos Alberto Roman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4411 Medical Dr.ive, Suite 300; The Methodist Center On Medical Dr.ive Building
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Roman specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in San Antonio, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Methodist Health System. Dr. Roman attended Catholic University of Santiago of Guayaquil, Faculty of Medical Sciences and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Miami. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Roman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,293 - $2,453
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $850
Dr. Steve Laurier Duffy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Steve Duffy is a general surgery specialist in McKinney, TX and San Antonio, TX. Dr. Duffy's areas of expertise include the following: breast surgery, thyroid surgery, and colon problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, TRICARE, and more. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Duffy attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Surgery, Rectal Problems, Colon Problems, Surgical Procedures, Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Michael Martinez, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
414 Navarro; #1002
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Martinez specializes in vascular surgery and practices in San Antonio, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Health System and Nix Health. Dr. Martinez's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,286 - $9,865
  • Medicare Cost: $456 - $645
Dr. William Chien-Lin Lin Wu, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
927 Mccullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. William Wu is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He attended Kaohsiung Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Wu accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Wu has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Wu (or staff) speaks Chinese and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,341
  • Medicare Cost: $482
Dr. Grady Dee Alsabrook, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
414 Navarro; #1002
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Grady Alsabrook practices vascular surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Alsabrook obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Methodist Health System and Nix Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,030
  • Medicare Cost: $673

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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.