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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 in Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Turnquest's clinical interests include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Turnquest is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Turnquest's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Minor Surgery, Pancreatitis, Skin ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 73
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900 - $6,500
  • Medicare Cost: $579 - $1,733
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Damian Chaupin's areas of specialization are general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. Dr. Chaupin has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital, Dr. Chaupin attended National University of San Marcos for medical school. In addition to English, Dr. Chaupin speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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 specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Patients gave Dr. Azimuddin an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Azimuddin honors 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. His medical residency was performed at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. In addition to English, Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sokhon include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. Dr. Sokhon is affiliated with 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. Dr. Sokhon studied medicine at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. His residency was performed at Staten Island University Hospital. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish.

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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, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His areas of expertise consist of preventive cardiology and cardiac catheterization. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Coleman graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Coleman at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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. Terah Christina Isaacson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1125 Cypress Station Drive; Suite G3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terah Isaacson specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Isaacson include minimally invasive surgery. Patients gave Dr. Isaacson an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Isaacson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. She has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Advantage Thanh Thi Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
19740 I-45 North
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Nguyen is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then she performed her residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia and a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). She is especially interested in laparoscopic hysterectomy, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and cervicitis. She has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. Dr. Nguyen is affiliated with 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. Bernardo De La Guardia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
411 Lnatern Bend; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia is an adult cardiologist and interventional cardiologist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. De La Guardia include cardiac catheterization. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. De La Guardia is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,652
  • Medicare Cost: $501
Dr. Sunita Moonat, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
2950 Fm 2920 Road; Suite 150
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Sunita Moonat is a general gynecologist. She has indicated that her clinical interests include colposcopy, hysterectomy (uterus removal), and laparoscopic surgery. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moonat honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moonat graduated from SMS Medical College, Jaipur. For her professional training, Dr. Moonat completed a residency program at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Moonat (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. Dr. Moonat's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Kelly is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Houston, TX. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at Crozer-Chester Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kelly include high risk pregnancy and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Kelly has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. In addition to English, Dr. Kelly speaks Spanish. He is 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. Ajay Kwatra, MD
Specializes in Urology
28517 Spring Trails Ridge; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Ajay Kwatra is an urologist. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kwatra's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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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. 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. Dr. Chimenti has a special interest in sports health. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Chimenti accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Bharksuwan is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Bharksuwan trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bharksuwan include menopause, minimally invasive surgery, and high risk pregnancy. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bharksuwan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Tal R Raphaeli, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1125 Cypress Station Drive
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Tal Raphaeli specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Humble, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Raphaeli's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Raphaeli welcomes new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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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)

Dr. Samir Pradeep Shirodkar, MD
Specializes in Urology
28517 Spring Trails Ridge; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Samir Shirodkar works as an urologist. He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Shirodkar takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Shirodkar's residency was performed at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,921 - $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $645 - $646

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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.