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Dr. Christopher Henry Kwoh, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
1111 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Kwoh's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include the following: renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and anemia. Dr. Kwoh's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Kwoh has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy, renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Glomerulonephritis, Electrolyte Disorders, Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Whitson B Etheridge II, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Whitson Etheridge is a nephrologist. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney problems, kidney transplant, and dialysis. Dr. Etheridge's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Texas Heart Institute (THI). After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Medical Center Brackenridge and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Etheridge is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Transplant, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Transplant Procedures, Renal Biopsy, Peritoneal ... (Read more)

Dr. Gene David Forrester, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
17191 St Lukes Way; Suite 220
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Gene Forrester's specialty is adult nephrology. He is especially interested in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), and biopsy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Forrester accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Forrester attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , biopsy

All Interests: Hypertension, Diabetes, Hemodialysis, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Daniel Garber Stroud, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud specializes in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stroud include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Stroud attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Stroud is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , lung biopsy

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Loren Lynn Rourke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
17183 I 45 S; Suite 330
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Loren Rourke is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. She attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. Dr. Rourke's areas of expertise consist of breast biopsy, breast cancer, and nipple-sparing mastectomy. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Rourke has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , breast biopsy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Breast Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Breast Reconstruction, Breast Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,164
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $209

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Billy Gilbert's specialty is adult nephrology. His areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Gilbert is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Gilbert is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Sarah Shearer's area of specialization is adult nephrology. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Shearer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Shearer's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. June Yao practices adult nephrology. Her areas of expertise include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Yao is a graduate of Sun Yat-Sen University, Zhongshan School of Medicine and a graduate of Jacobi Medical Center's residency program. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Yao is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Finch works as a nephrologist. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Finch attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Areas of expertise for Dr. Finch include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Finch takes. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Finch is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Uyeda is a physician who specializes in adult nephrology. Dr. Uyeda has indicated that his clinical interests include renal angioplasty, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Uyeda attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Hypertension, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, Dialysis

Dr. Katherine Timmins Vollmers, MD
Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Vollmers is a specialist in adult nephrology. She works in Baytown, TX, Webster, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Her clinical interests include kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Vollmers is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Vollmers's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. She speaks Spanish. She is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Henry Muniz sees patients in Houston, TX, Webster, TX, and Baytown, TX. His medical specialty is adult nephrology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Muniz include renal angioplasty, kidney stones, and renal (kidney) biopsy. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Renal Angioplasty, Kidney Stones, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Nephrology
9449 Grogans Mill Road
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Aashish Pandya is an adult nephrology specialist. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Pandya performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, hypertension (high blood pressure), and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , renal (kidney) biopsy

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Hypertension, Kidney Transplant, Kidney Problems, Kidney Failure, Renal Biopsy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Atif Shahzad, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
26103 Ih 45 N; Suite 100
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Atif Shahzad's medical specialty is adult gastroenterology. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Shahzad's clinical interests include ulcers, gallbladder problems, and hepatitis C. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Shahzad has received professional recognition including the following: Resident of The Year and Top Doctor. Dr. Shahzad (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Hindi-Urdu. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center and Memorial Hermann Northeast Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Gastric Electrical Stimulation, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Gallbladder Problems, Ulcers, Hepatitis ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 98
  • Charge (avg.): $490 - $753
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $125 - $187
Dr. Lana H Hawayek, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
106 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Lana Hawayek is a physician who specializes in surgical dermatology. After completing medical school at American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Clinical interests for Dr. Hawayek include TCA peel, rosacea, and dermabrasion. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Hawayek has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. She speaks Arabic. Dr. Hawayek is professionally affiliated with Kelsey-Seybold Clinic - The Woodlands.

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Clinical Interests: Dermabrasion, Botox Injection, Sclerotherapy, Acne Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 83
  • Charge (avg.): $156
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $95
Dr. Rafael A Lugo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
150 Pine Forest Drive; Suite 404
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Rafael Lugo specializes in general surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Lugo is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lugo is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , breast biopsy, skin biopsy, biopsy, thyroid biopsy, liver biopsy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Laparoscopic Nissen ... (Read more)

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What is a Biopsy?

A biopsy is a procedure performed to remove a small sample of cells for testing. The cells are examined in a laboratory to check for disease, or sometimes to see how badly a known disease is affecting them. Biopsy can be performed on any part of the body.

Although biopsy is most often associated with cancer, it can also be used to check for other diseases, such as infections. A biopsy sample can be scraped, cut, collected with a needle, taken with a machine that punches out a tiny piece, or removed with the tiny tools in an endoscope.

In most cases, a biopsy is a simple outpatient procedure. Depending on your procedure, you may need to stop taking certain medications beforehand, such as blood thinners. Be certain to tell your doctor if you are pregnant, as certain biopsies require the use of x-rays to guide the needle to the right location. There is usually very little pain associated with a biopsy. You will have to wait a few days to hear the results.
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