We found 16 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept MultiPlan PPO near Shenandoah, TX.

Dr. Clifford Mark Kitten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Kitten attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Kitten's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kitten honors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 470
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mettauer include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mettauer takes. He graduated from Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Mettauer is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mettauer welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

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 is a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Spring, TX, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stroud honors. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Stroud's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

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

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. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Azimuddin's clinical interests include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. His medical residency was performed at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include 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
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Nguyen works as an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Pidala's areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Pidala obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks 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. Thomas Richard Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Newton average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). Dr. Newton's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Newton studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Newton speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Christine Lee is a gynecologic oncologist in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Her clinical interests encompass da vinci surgery. Dr. Lee is rated highly by her patients. She 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. Lee obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She welcomes 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's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He practices in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and College Station, TX. His clinical interests include pap test, male infertility, and male reproductive disorders. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Allon is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Allon's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Allon (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting 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. Matthew Trong Mathew Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 380
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. K. Nguyen is a physician who specializes in general surgery. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Nguyen attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: pancreas problems, breast surgery, and breast cancer. Dr. Nguyen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 Pincecroft Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland's areas of specialization are interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His clinical interests include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Strickland honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Strickland is conversant in Spanish.

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

Dr. David Navid specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Navid include foot problems and ankle problems. He honors 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 North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Navid completed a residency program at Botsford Hospital. He speaks 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. Don Louis Berardinucci, MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St. Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Don Berardinucci, who practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is conversant in Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), infertility, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Berardinucci is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He graduated from Queen's University School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Berardinucci takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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. 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. He graduated from Georgetown University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Palmer include spinal fusion and neck surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Palmer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Palmer is open to 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. Eric William Price, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17191 St Luke S Way
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Eric Price's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Price include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Price has an open panel. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Price has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Marc Robert Labbe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Marc Labbe's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Labbe attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Labbe include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Labbe 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Labbe is open to new patients.

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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

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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.