We found 16 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Amerigroup near Spring, TX.

Dr. Clifford Mark Kitten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
830 Fm 1960 West; Suite 3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Spring, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kitten include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kitten attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kitten is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Dexter Godfrey Turnquest, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17070 Red Oak; Suite 507
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dexter Turnquest practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. Turnquest's areas of expertise include ulcers, thyroid surgery, and pancreatitis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Turnquest is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Pancreatitis, Ulcers, Endoscopy, Anti-Reflux Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Diverticular Disease, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
830 Fm 1960 West; Suite 3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Mettauer include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Mettauer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mettauer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Damian Chaupin is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He graduated from National University of San Marcos and then he performed his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Chaupin include prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chaupin is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Adolescent Issues, Breast Biopsy, Bursitis, Circumcision, Sclerotherapy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Ste G3-4
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. 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 highly by his patients. Dr. Azimuddin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Azimuddin is accepting new patients.

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

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

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1140 A Cypress Station Drive; Suite 300
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Nguyen specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Nguyen attended Tulane University School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521
Dr. Brian Thomas Chimenti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1441 Woodstead Court; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Brian Chimenti's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in The Woodlands, TX. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chimenti completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chimenti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Chimenti speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 68
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200 - $2,938
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,027
Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
411 Lnatern Bend; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is a graduate of Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and a graduate of Arizona Health Sciences Center's residency program. Dr. De La Guardia's areas of expertise include cardiac catheterization. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. De La Guardia is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,652
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $501
Dr. Gary Merrill Coleman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
411 Lantern Bend; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gary Coleman practices adult cardiology in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He has a special interest in preventive cardiology and cardiac catheterization. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Coleman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Coleman attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $500
Dr. Advantage Thanh Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
19740 I-45 North
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Nguyen works as an obstetrician and gynecologist in Spring, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Nguyen's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Her areas of expertise consist of laparoscopic hysterectomy, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cervicitis. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cervicitis, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Dwayne Kelly, MBA, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite C
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Kelly is an obstetrician and gynecologist in Houston, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is especially interested in high risk pregnancy and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Kelly is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. After attending Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Kelly is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: High Risk Pregnancy, Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Sunita Moonat, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2950 Fm 2920 Road; Suite 150
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Sunita Moonat, who practices in Spring, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general gynecology. Dr. Moonat (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. These areas are among Dr. Moonat's clinical interests: colposcopy, hysterectomy (uterus removal), and laparoscopic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at SMS Medical College, Jaipur, Dr. Moonat performed her residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery

Dr. Meena Wilson Shatby, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Peakwood; Suite 3a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Meena Shatby specializes in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shatby is especially interested in knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. Dr. Shatby's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Sammuel Bharksuwan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2255 East Mossy Oak Road; Suite 430
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Sammuel Bharksuwan practices general obstetrics & gynecology. His clinical interests encompass menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and high risk pregnancy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. After attending New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. Bharksuwan completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Bharksuwan an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Minimally Invasive Surgery, High Risk Pregnancy

Dr. Ajay Kwatra, MD
Specializes in Urology
28517 Spring Trails Ridge; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Ajay Kwatra is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Kwatra average 2.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kwatra honors. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Cancer, Urodynamics, Radical Prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 82
  • Charge (avg.): $1,286 - $2,415
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $324 - $764
Dr. Tal R Raphaeli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1125 Cypress Station Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tal Raphaeli works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Raphaeli include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Raphaeli is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Virginia Mason Medical Center's residency program. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Raphaeli accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, robotic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, ... (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.
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