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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, who practices in Humble, TX, Houston, TX, and Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. 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. Dr. Bhatia's areas of expertise include the following: maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Bhatia is affiliated with 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: Heart Bypass Surgery, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Lung Biopsy, Maze Procedure, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $14,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $823
Dr. Clifford Mark Kitten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kitten's areas of expertise 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 is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kitten's practice is open to 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 Drive; Suite 101
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Dexter Turnquest is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Houston, TX. His clinical interests include ulcers, thyroid surgery, and pancreatitis. Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HSA, and CorVel are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Turnquest accepts. He graduated from the University of South Florida (USF) College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Turnquest speaks Spanish. Dr. Turnquest's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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, laparoscopic gastric banding

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

Dr. Daniel Garber Stroud, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Stroud include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. Before completing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Stroud attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. Damian Chaupin is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. Dr. Chaupin has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: prostate problems, warts, and cancer surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chaupin takes. He is open to new patients. After completing medical school at National University of San Marcos, he performed his residency at Sisters of Charity Hospital. He speaks Spanish.

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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 L Leggett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
800 Peakwood Drive; Suite 8b
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Philip Leggett is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery specialist. He is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Leggett's practice, he is particularly interested in heartburn, laparoscopic surgery, and acid reflux (GERD). He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Ochsner Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Leggett is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Heartburn, Radiofrequency Ablation, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight ... (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 areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Azimuddin include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Azimuddin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. 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. He has an open panel. He trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for residency. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (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 medical specialty is general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pidala's clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Pidala graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and then he performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pidala has an open panel.

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

Dr. Brian Chimenti specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in The Woodlands, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Chimenti is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Chimenti attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Chimenti is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Michael Samir George, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael George specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. George average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. George include arthroscopic surgery, knee surgery, and frozen shoulder. Dr. George takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. George attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000 - $3,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176 - $1,084
Dr. Meena Wilson Shatby, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
800 Peakwood; Suite 3a
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Meena Shatby's medical specialty is foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shatby attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. He is especially interested in knee problems, foot problems, and sports health. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shatby is affiliated with 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. Kevin Michael Moran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
845 Fm 1960 West; Suite 104
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Moran practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Moran's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Moran accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Stewart Michael Dean, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Stewart Dean's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Dean include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Dean is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained 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 for residency. Dr. Dean honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Hip Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176
Dr. Erwin Charles Winkel III, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
17070 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erwin Winkel works as an urologist in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, warts, and ablation. 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. Winkel graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Winkel completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Winkel speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist 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 R 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Newton's clinical interests include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. On average, patients gave Dr. Newton a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. John Paul Seaberg, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17270 Red Oak Drive; Suite 200
Houston, TX
 

Dr. John Seaberg's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated Dr. Seaberg highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Seaberg is open to new patients. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Seaberg has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Bursitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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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