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Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Green performed his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. His clinical interests include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. The average patient rating for Dr. Green 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 United Healthcare Plans. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Green's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Morbid Obesity, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000 - $11,864
  • Medicare Cost: $1,251 - $1,671
Dr. Mark Joseph Messing, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Mark Messing is a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Messing's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His areas of clinical interest consist of gynecologic cancer, robotic surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Messing takes. Dr. Messing has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Prolapse, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,045
  • Medicare Cost: $1,031
Dr. Anil Bosco M. Manuel Pinto, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
823 Ira East Woods
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Anil Pinto's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. These areas are among his clinical interests: polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), infertility, and recurrent miscarriage. Dr. Pinto has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pinto honors. His education and training includes medical school at Goa Medical College and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Pinto has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pinto (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese. Dr. Pinto is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, in Vitro Fertilization, Laparoscopic Surgery, Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Endocrine ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Stephen Pollard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Robert Pollard is a general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Pollard's areas of expertise include carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Pollard is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Hernia, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Carotid Artery Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,279
  • Medicare Cost: $588
Dr. Jesse Ellis Smith, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Jesse Smith is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include dermabrasion, ear pain, and enlarged turbinates. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Patient ratings for Dr. Smith average 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, minimally invasive thyroidectomy

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Enlarged Turbinates, Dizziness, Bone Cancer, Cosmetic Surgery, Hyperparathyroidism, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nathan Edward Ii Williams II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2535 Ira E Woods Avenue
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Nathan Williams specializes in orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Grapevine, TX, Keller, TX, and Bedford, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Williams attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Williams has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Knee Revision, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Yadranko N Ducic, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
75 Main Street; Suite 150
Colleyville, TX
 

Dr. Yadranko Ducic is a facial plastic surgeon, otolaryngologist, and head and neck plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include thyroid cancer, deviated septum, and pharynx cancer. On average, patients gave Dr. Ducic a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. After attending the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Ducic completed his residency training at St. Paul-Ramsey Medical Center and The Ottawa Hospital. Dr. Ducic (or staff) speaks Serbo-Croatian and French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Cook Children's. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, minimally invasive surgery, endoscopic sinus surgery, endoscopic surgery, endoscopic skull base surgery, minimally invasive thyroidectomy

All Interests: Deviated Septum, Endoscopic Surgery, Nasal Endoscopy, Nose Reconstruction, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore Thomas Peters, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2535 Ira E Woods; Suite 640
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Peters practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Peters is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Peters's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,837
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Jennifer Killeen Lowney, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Lowney specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Lowney speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lowney is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,871
  • Medicare Cost: $1,086
Dr. Maurice Robert Gagnon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Maurice Gagnon's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gagnon's areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems and robotic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gagnon accepts. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is conversant in French. Dr. Gagnon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Gynecological Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3061 W Southlake Boulevard; #130
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Lugger a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thigh lift. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Lugger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He has an open panel. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Lugger attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael William Bryan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Michael Bryan is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Bryan studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. He trained at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in diverticular disease, colorectal cancer screening, and hemorrhoids. 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 affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bryan's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colorectal Cancer Screening, Colorectal Cancer

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,314 - $2,627
  • Medicare Cost: $596 - $1,315
Dr. Oscar David Taunton Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. O. Taunton practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Fort Worth, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Bedford, TX. He is especially interested in knee replacement, revision hip arthroplasty, and musculoskeletal problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Taunton completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Taunton welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Knee Revision, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,303 - $1,361
  • Medicare Cost: $504 - $521
Dr. Michael Craig Delaughter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Medicine
2020 State Highway 114; Suite 280
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Michael Delaughter is a specialist in adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. Dr. Delaughter's areas of expertise include the following: echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. Dr. Delaughter is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Arrhythmias, Echocardiogram, Ablation

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 121
  • Uninsured Cost: $975 - $1,930
  • Medicare Cost: $443 - $880
Dr. Scott Andrew Wenger, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Scott Wenger, who practices in North Richland Hills, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Trophy Club, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Wenger's areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and tennis elbow (lateral epicondylitis). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Wenger is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Resources. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Shoulder Dislocation, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Melvin Joseph Elieson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. M. Elieson practices general surgery. Dr. Elieson is especially interested in laparoscopic surgery. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Elieson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 32
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,314
  • Medicare Cost: $617

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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.