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We found 40 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze near Spring, TX.

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

Dr. Dexter Turnquest's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Turnquest include cancer surgery, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. Dr. Turnquest's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, CorVel, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. After completing medical school at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Dr. Turnquest has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Turnquest speaks Spanish.

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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
Dr. Devinder Singh Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 4a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devinder Bhatia is a specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Bhatia include maze procedure, minor surgery, and heart bypass surgery (CABG). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Bhatia is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Lung Biopsy, Maze Procedure, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $14,000
  • Medicare Cost: $823
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 5g
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Damian Chaupin, who practices in Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Chaupin a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended National University of San Marcos for medical school and subsequently trained at Sisters of Charity Hospital for residency. Dr. Chaupin speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. His practice is open to 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. Philip Lloyd Leggett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 8b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Leggett is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Leggett is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Ochsner Medical Center's residency program. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Leggett include heartburn, laparoscopic surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). Patient ratings for Dr. Leggett average 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, Dr. Leggett speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Heartburn, Radiofrequency Ablation, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Management, Acid Reflux, Weight ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 25
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,525 - $3,760
  • Medicare Cost: $399 - $567
Dr. Kourosh Korsh Jafarnia, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Korsh Jafarnia's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He practices in Houston, TX. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jafarnia include hand surgery procedures, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Dr. Jafarnia's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jafarnia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Super Doctors; and A Castle Connolly Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthritis, Endoscopy, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 41
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,599
  • Medicare Cost: $398
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. 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 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Azimuddin 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. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $521
Dr. Erwin Charles Iii Winkel III, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1140 Cypress Station Drive; #303
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erwin Winkel is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His clinical interests include bladder cancer, warts, and ablation. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Winkel is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Winkel trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Winkel is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Warts, Adolescent Issues, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Alberto David Cuellar, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Alberto Cuellar works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Houston, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Cuellar is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Cuellar's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cuellar is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Cuellar has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Hip Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Peakwood, 2c; Peakwood Professional Building
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala's areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pidala include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pidala honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. Dr. Pidala trained at Summa Akron City Hospital for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in 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. Stewart Michael Dean, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stewart Dean specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Dean attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school. Dr. Dean is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000 - $3,297
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $1,084
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 cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and interventional radiologist in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sokhon include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. Dr. Sokhon attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) is conversant in 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. Thomas Richard Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 2c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. His clinical interests include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). The average patient rating for Dr. Newton is 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Newton trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Newton is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kamran Khalid Khan Sherwani, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
837 Fm 1960 West; Suite 102
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Sherwani specializes in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology and practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. These areas are among Dr. Sherwani's clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is open to new patients. He attended medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and Rawalpindi Medical College. Dr. Sherwani's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). Dr. Sherwani (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu and Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High Cholesterol, Stroke, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,500
  • Medicare Cost: $524
Dr. Michael Samir George, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael George's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX. Dr. George has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and adhesive capsulitis (frozen shoulder). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. George is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. His education and training includes medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. George has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Adhesive Capsulitis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Bone Spurs, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,000 - $3,041
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $1,084
Dr. Matthew Trong Mathew Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
17070 Red Oak Drive; Suite 509
Houston, TX
 

Dr. K. Nguyen is a specialist in general surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His areas of expertise include the following: pancreas problems, breast surgery, and breast cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen takes. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pancreas Problems, Breast Cancer

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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.