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We found 48 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 is a San Antonio, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Nix Health. Dr. Carcamo accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine.

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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 is a San Antonio, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He 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. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Wright is 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 D Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Mccullough Avenue; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Hinh Nguyen's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He practices in San Antonio, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nguyen include stent placement (stenting), ankle brachial index (ABI), and permanent pacemaker implantation. Dr. Nguyen takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school, he 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 interpreting services for Spanish-speaking patients. He is affiliated with Methodist Stone Oak Hospital, Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, and Nix Health.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,416
  • Medicare Cost: $490
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. Dr. Svatek is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas (UT) Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Svatek has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,240
  • Medicare Cost: $371
Dr. Marvin Russell Brown, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Concord Plaza Drive; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Marvin Brown's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Brown's clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Brown attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Roger Kenneth Muse, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1100 Mccullough Avenue; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Roger Muse is a specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among Dr. Muse's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), heart failure, and implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). He is affiliated with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital and Southwest General Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at Wright-Patterson Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Nuclear Stress Test, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,416 - $2,446
  • Medicare Cost: $486 - $863
Dr. Steve Laurier Duffy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Steve Duffy's medical specialty is general surgery. 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. Dr. Duffy's areas of expertise include breast surgery, thyroid surgery, and colon problems. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, CIGNA Plans, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Duffy is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He has an open panel.

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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 works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Ramos's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ramos include colorectal surgery procedures. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ramos is affiliated with 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
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Specializes in General Surgery
5307 Broadway
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Morris Franklin's area of specialization is general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Franklin graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Franklin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Nix Health and Southwest General Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,689
  • Medicare Cost: $564
Dr. Thomas Eugene Le Voyer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Le Voyer practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Las Colinas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Le Voyer is affiliated with Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Allen, Las Colinas Medical Center, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Le Voyer completed residency programs at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,553
  • Medicare Cost: $602
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
111 Dallas Street; Suite 200-a
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Lois Fiala, who practices in San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. She is affiliated with Methodist Health System and Nix Health. Dr. Fiala is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Madigan Army Medical Center for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,925
  • Medicare Cost: $867
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Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
343 West Houston; Suite 705
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Rolando Saenz practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include colorectal problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Saenz is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saenz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Nix Health and Southwest General Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Colorectal Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $599
Dr. Roger James Lunke, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1303 Mccullough Avenue; Suite 264
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Roger Lunke practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Antonio, TX. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Lunke attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Clinical interests for Dr. Lunke include knee problems, strains, and general orthopedics. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Lunke accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His professional 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

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,500 - $4,580
  • Medicare Cost: $120 - $593
Dr. Peter Anthony Ruff, MD
Specializes in Urology
4212 E Southcross Boulevard; Suite 125
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Peter Ruff is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His 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. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Ruff is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,735 - $3,581
  • Medicare Cost: $412 - $1,517
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Specializes in General Surgery
730 N. Main; #601
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Rincon works as a general surgeon in San Antonio, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Rincon is 3.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Rincon focuses on abdominal surgery. Dr. Rincon is affiliated with Nix Health and Southwest General Hospital. Dr. Rincon 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. He studied medicine at Central University of Venezuela Faculty of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Abdominal Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,452
  • Medicare Cost: $628
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
401 N San Saba
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Hector Villasenor is a specialist in adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Villasenor a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Villasenor is professionally affiliated with Nix Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,272
  • Medicare Cost: $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.