We found 36 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Paresh Kanu Rajajoshiwala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7500 Barlite Boulevard; Suite 311
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Paresh Rajajoshiwala, who practices in San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy and duodenal switch. Dr. Rajajoshiwala 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 graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Nix Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Weight Loss, Duodenal Switch, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

Dr. Rene Gilbert Jaso, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1303 Mccullough Road; Suite 538
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Rene Jaso practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery in San Antonio, TX. In Dr. Jaso's practice, he is particularly interested in skin rejuvenation, sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch. He is professionally affiliated with Southwest General Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jaso honors. After completing medical school at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Skin Rejuvenation, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Gerado Carcamo is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Carcamo is affiliated with Nix Health. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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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's medical specialty is 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 85
  • Charge (avg.): $2,926 - $10,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $611 - $1,474
Dr. Hinh Keith D Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Mccullough Avenue; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Hinh Nguyen works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in San Antonio, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include stent placement (stenting), ankle brachial index (ABI), and permanent pacemaker implantation. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, and Nix Health. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, Dr. Nguyen completed his residency training 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 language support for patients who speak Spanish.

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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. Marvin Russell Brown, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Concord Plaza Drive; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Marvin Brown works as an orthopedic surgeon in San Antonio, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 2.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Brown takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Brown 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 professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, 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. Steve Laurier Duffy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Steve Duffy specializes in general surgery and practices in McKinney, TX and San Antonio, TX. His clinical interests include breast surgery, thyroid surgery, and colon problems. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Duffy is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duffy welcomes new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, 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. 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 works in San Antonio, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ramos include colorectal surgery procedures. He is affiliated with the University Health System. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Ramos attended medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Ramos is rated highly 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. He has received the following distinction: 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
Dr. Peter Anthony Ruff, MD
Specializes in Urology
4212 E Southcross Boulevard; Suite 125
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Peter Ruff specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Austin, TX and San Antonio, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ruff'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 Louisville and a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Ruff is professionally affiliated with Seton Healthcare Family.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,735 - $3,581
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $412 - $1,517
Dr. Thomas Eugene Le Voyer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Le Voyer is a specialist in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. Dr. Le Voyer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,553
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602

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

Dr. Lois Fiala practices general surgery and vascular surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Methodist Health System and Nix Health. She 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. Dr. Fiala 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,925
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $867
Dr. Julie Khanh Vu, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Julie Vu works as a general OB/GYN. Her areas of expertise include the following: contraception (birth control), incontinence, and robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and the University Health System. Dr. Vu's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center, Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. On average, patients gave Dr. Vu a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Contraception, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Rolando Saenz's medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, Dr. Saenz focuses on colorectal problems. He is professionally affiliated with Nix Health and Southwest General Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Saenz has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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
Dr. Roger James Lunke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1303 Mccullough Avenue; Suite 264
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Roger Lunke's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Lunke's areas of expertise include knee problems, strains, and general orthopedics. He accepts 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 Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Methodist Stone Oak Hospital and Metropolitan Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Fractures, Knee Problems, Strains, Sprains, General Orthopedics, Hip Problems, Injections, X-Rays

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $4,500 - $4,580
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $120 - $593

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

Dr. Jorge Rincon specializes in general surgery and practices in San Antonio, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rincon include abdominal surgery. Dr. Rincon's professional affiliations include Nix Health and Southwest General Hospital. He attended medical school at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Rincon is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical Interests: Abdominal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology
401 N San Saba
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Hector Villasenor works as a cardiologist. Dr. Villasenor studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Villasenor has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Nix Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,272
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $499

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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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