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We found 24 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Bronze Compass Balanced HSA 5500 near Sugar Land, TX.

Dr. Eric M Haas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Haas is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Haas's clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Haas attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haas is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $6,500
  • Medicare Cost: $342 - $1,568
Dr. Terri Bailey Pustilnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Terri Pustilnik sees patients in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Her average rating from her patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pustilnik's areas of expertise include the following: pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. Dr. Pustilnik graduated from Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecologic ... (Read more)

Marco A Vargas
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
17510 W Grand Parkway South -appointments Only-; Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Marco Vargas is a foot and ankle surgeon and general podiatrist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. Dr. Vargas is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vargas accepts. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vargas is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Osteotomy, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Reynolds Boon, MD
Specializes in Urology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Boon's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Boon's areas of expertise include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Boon's practice is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Boon attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Boon has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Transurethral Resection of the ... (Read more)

Dr. Henry Thanh Pham, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Pham's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and tumor. Dr. Pham is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Pham's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Tumor, Incontinence, Circumcision, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $798
Dr. Joseph Lindsay Edmonds Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Edmonds practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Edmonds completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Edmonds's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Fractures, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sleep Apnea, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Daniel Maislos, MD
Specializes in Urology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 500
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Maislos practices urology (urinary tract disease). He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Maislos's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maislos honors. Dr. Maislos is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,786
  • Medicare Cost: $697
Dr. Eric Frank Berkman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 410
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Berkman is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Berkman performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Patient ratings for Dr. Berkman average 4.0 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berkman takes. Dr. Berkman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Victor J Atun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugarland, TX
 

Dr. Victor Atun specializes in plastic surgery. Dr. Atun is a graduate of Cayetano Heredia University and a graduate of Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida's residency program. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Atun is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Subodhsingh Rambabusingh Chauhan, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Subodhsingh Chauhan practices reproductive endocrinology and infertility in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He studied medicine at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad. Clinical interests for Dr. Chauhan include prenatal diagnosis, infertility, and hysteroscopy. Patient ratings for Dr. Chauhan average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chauhan has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Chauhan is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Laser Treatment, Endometriosis, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Arthur Fitzgerald Chau, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14861 Southwest Freeway; Suite C302
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Chau is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Wharton, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Chau completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His clinical interests encompass total knee replacement. Dr. Chau is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,106 - $2,431
  • Medicare Cost: $112 - $995
Dr. James Michael Bennett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4690 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 240
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. James Bennett is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In Dr. Bennett's practice, he is particularly interested in total knee replacement. 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. He attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Dr. Bennett has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,573 - $3,205
  • Medicare Cost: $243 - $1,055
Dr. C. Funsho Fagbohun, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. C. Fagbohun specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Richmond, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: diabetes, pap test, and biopsy. Dr. Fagbohun's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston, Dr. Fagbohun attended medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Diabetes, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne Omar Alani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4690 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 240
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Wayne Alani's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Alani include sports health, total knee replacement, and minimally invasive joint replacement. Dr. Alani is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Alani performed his residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement, Total Joint Replacement, Minimally Invasive Joint Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 124
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,590 - $3,349
  • Medicare Cost: $83 - $581
Dr. Reena Antony Tharappel-Jacob, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Reena Tharappel-Jacob practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Sugar Land, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Tharappel-Jacob average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tharappel-Jacob include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Amenorrhea, Hysteroscopy, Cervical Dysplasia, Physical Exams, Laparoscopically ... (Read more)

Dr. Lei Chu, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Lei Chu specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. These areas are among Dr. Chu's clinical interests: bladder cancer, male infertility, and kidney stones. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Before completing her residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Chu attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Kidney Stones, Female Urologic Disorders, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Male ... (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.