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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Shenandoah, TX.

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Azimuddin trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Azimuddin include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Azimuddin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,311 - $6,646
  • Medicare Cost: $640 - $1,540
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Nguyen is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $521
Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pidala include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pidala honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Pidala trained at Summa Akron City Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Mihee Lee, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 450
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Christine Lee's specialty is gynecologic oncology. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include da vinci surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She 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. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,053
  • Medicare Cost: $994
Dr. Michael Abraham Allon, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Allon practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Dr. Allon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of expertise include pap test, male infertility, and male reproductive disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Allon attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Allon is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cyst Removal, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Hysteroscopy, Pap Test, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Richard Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). The average patient rating for Dr. Newton is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Newton trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Newton is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Bleeding, Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Trong Mathew Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 380
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. K. Nguyen is a specialist in general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, breast surgery, and breast cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pancreas Problems, Breast Cancer

Dr. James Leland Strickland, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9303 Pinecroft; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Strickland trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strickland honors. In addition to English, Dr. Strickland speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,125 - $2,700
  • Medicare Cost: $425 - $863
Dr. Don Louis Berardinucci, MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St. Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Don Berardinucci works as an urologist. Dr. Berardinucci attended medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), infertility, and laparoscopic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. 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 is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Berardinucci is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Infertility, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Lithotripsy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,710
  • Medicare Cost: $832
Dr. Timothy Nial Hickman, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
1120 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 335
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Hickman is an infertility specialist in Houston, TX and Shenandoah, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. In Dr. Hickman's practice, he is particularly interested in polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and endometriosis. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Hickman studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Hickman's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endometriosis

Dr. David Omid Navid, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. David Navid's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Navid 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 the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Navid trained at Botsford Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,279 - $2,388
  • Medicare Cost: $332 - $638
Dr. Kenneth David Palmer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Palmer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Palmer focuses on spinal fusion and neck surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Palmer is 4.5 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. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Palmer is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Palmer welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures, Spinal Fusion

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,792
  • Medicare Cost: $558
Dr. Marc Robert Labbe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Marc Labbe is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Labbe's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network 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 accepting new patients. Dr. Labbe attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Labbe's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $534 - $3,276
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $1,084
Dr. Eric William Price, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17191 St Luke S Way
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Eric Price is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Price include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and cancer. Dr. Price is affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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 Alabama. Dr. Price has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $534 - $3,276
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,027
Dr. David Louis Dice Jr., MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. David Dice's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, arthritis surgery, and hand surgery procedures. Dr. Dice accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Dice's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Dice is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis Surgery, Upper Extremity Surgery, Hand Surgery Procedures, Carpal ... (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.