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We found 42 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Silver 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's specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kitten include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Kitten's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. 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. Patient ratings for Dr. Kitten average 4.5 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, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kitten 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)

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

Dr. Dexter Turnquest is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: ulcers, thyroid surgery, and pancreatitis. Dr. Turnquest is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel. He obtained his medical school training at the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Turnquest speaks Spanish.

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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 practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Mettauer is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Mettauer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel. 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. Dr. Mettauer is conversant in Spanish.

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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. Daniel Garber Stroud, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
830 Fm 1960 W.; Suite 3
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud's specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Stroud's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Stroud's residency was performed at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

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. He works in Humble, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. These areas are among his clinical interests: maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. Dr. Bhatia is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Dr. Bhatia graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and then 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. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Secure Horizons, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All 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
Dr. Damian Victorio Chaupin, MD
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. After completing medical school at National University of San Marcos, Dr. Chaupin performed his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. His average patient rating is 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. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Chaupin is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is accepting 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 practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery in Houston, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leggett has a special interest in heartburn, laparoscopic surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Ochsner Medical Center. On average, patients gave Dr. Leggett a rating of 3.5 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. Leggett takes.

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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 is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Jafarnia is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. His professional affiliations include Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jafarnia's practice is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His distinctions include: Baylor College of Medicine; Texas Super Doctors; and A Castle Connolly Top Doctor.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Hand Problems, Injuries, Hand Surgery Procedures

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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His clinical interests include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for residency. Dr. Azimuddin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Azimuddin is open to 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, 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 sees patients in The Woodlands, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Conroe, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $521
Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Peakwood, 2c; Peakwood Professional Building
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala sees patients in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Pidala graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Pidala trained at Summa Akron City Hospital. Dr. Pidala has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pidala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Erwin Charles Iii Winkel III, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1140 Cypress Station Drive; #303
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erwin Winkel is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, warts, and ablation. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Winkel attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Winkel is open to new patients.

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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. Thomas Richard Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 2c
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. Dr. Newton is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Newton attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish.

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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 is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear cardiology. He studied medicine at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and Rawalpindi Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Sherwani trained at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherwani accepts. Dr. Sherwani (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Sherwani is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Kozhaya Chehade Sokhon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
25329 Interstate 45
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kozhaya Sokhon's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Sokhon graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sokhon accepts. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with 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. 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. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include pancreas problems, breast surgery, and breast cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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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.