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We found 17 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 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. Dexter Godfrey Turnquest, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17070 Red Oak; Suite 507
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dexter Turnquest is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, thyroid surgery, and pancreatitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turnquest takes. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas, Dr. Turnquest attended the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine for medical school. 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900 - $6,500
  • Medicare Cost: $579 - $1,733
Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
830 Fm 1960 West; Suite 3
Houston, 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. Damian Victorio Chaupin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Damian Chaupin is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. He is a graduate of National University of San Marcos. He trained at Sisters of Charity Hospital for residency. Dr. Chaupin's areas of expertise include prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chaupin 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Chaupin is affiliated with 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'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
1140 A Cypress Station Drive; Suite 300
Houston, 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. Kozhaya Chehade Sokhon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
25329 Interstate 45
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kozhaya Sokhon is a medical specialist in adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Sokhon is a graduate of Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and a graduate of Staten Island University Hospital's residency program. His clinical interests include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Sokhon takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Devices, Catheter Ablation, Angiogram, Stents, Electrophysiological Study, Arterial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,796
  • Medicare Cost: $868
Dr. Gary Merrill Coleman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
411 Lantern Bend; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Gary Coleman works as a cardiologist. In his practice, he is particularly interested in preventive cardiology and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Coleman is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. 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. Dr. Coleman is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $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. Dr. Nguyen has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. In her practice, she is particularly interested in laparoscopic hysterectomy, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cervicitis. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Nguyen is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Her medical residency was performed at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
411 Lnatern Bend; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After attending Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cardiac catheterization. Dr. De La Guardia accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,652
  • Medicare Cost: $501
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. Patients rated Dr. Kelly highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelly include high risk pregnancy and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kelly accepts. He studied medicine at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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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's medical specialty is general gynecology. Her areas of clinical interest consist of colposcopy, hysterectomy (uterus removal), and laparoscopic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Moonat is 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur and then she performed her residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Moonat (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Moonat's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Brian Thomas Chimenti, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1441 Woodstead Court; Suite 300
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Brian Chimenti is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in The Woodlands, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass sports health. Dr. Chimenti is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Chimenti completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 68
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200 - $2,938
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,027
Dr. Sammuel Bharksuwan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
2255 East Mossy Oak Road; Suite 430
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Sammuel Bharksuwan is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, Dr. Bharksuwan focuses on menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Bharksuwan accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bharksuwan attended medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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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 reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwatra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urodynamic Testing, Kidney Stones, Cancer, Radical Prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 82
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,286 - $2,415
  • Medicare Cost: $324 - $764
Dr. Tal R Raphaeli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1125 Cypress Station Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tal Raphaeli's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Raphaeli's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Raphaeli include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Raphaeli 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. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center, Dr. Raphaeli attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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.