We found 25 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Bronze Compass Balanced HSA 5500 near Sugar Land, TX.

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

Dr. Subodhsingh Chauhan works as a reproductive endocrinologist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include prenatal diagnosis, infertility, and hysteroscopy. Dr. Chauhan is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Chauhan obtained his medical school training at B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and performed his residency at Queens Hospital Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Eric Haas is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Dr. Haas's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haas honors. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. His practice is open to new patients.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $6,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $342 - $1,568
Dr. Victor J Atun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Victor Atun practices plastic surgery in Sugar Land, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Atun is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Atun is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Henry Pham's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Pham has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and tumor. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pham's office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Pham attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school.

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

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $798
Dr. John Reynolds Boon, MD
Specializes in Urology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 310
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. John Boon specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. Dr. Boon's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. 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. Boon has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Boon is open to new patients.

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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)

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

Dr. Marco Vargas' areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. Dr. Vargas is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. In addition to English, Dr. Vargas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
12976 Sugar Ridge Boulevard
Stafford, TX
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos' area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carayannopoulos honors. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Carayannopoulos has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Carayannopoulos is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Joseph Lindsay Edmonds Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Edmonds' area of specialization is pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Edmonds include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Edmonds is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Edmonds is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Edmonds completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

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

Dr. Terri Behrman Pustilnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1350 First Colony Boulevard
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Terri Pustilnik's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Her areas of expertise include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pustilnik accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Pustilnik's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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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)

Specializes in Urology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 500
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Maislos is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University. Clinical interests for Dr. Maislos include bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. Dr. Maislos is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Maislos is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He 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)

Dr. C. Funsho Fagbohun, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. C. Fagbohun is a general OB/GYN. Dr. Fagbohun's areas of expertise include diabetes, pap test, and biopsy. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston for residency. Dr. Fagbohun's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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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. Christopher K Smith, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1201 Brooks Street
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Smith's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston for residency. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, musculoskeletal pain, and upper extremity surgery. Dr. Smith's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Wayne O 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 especially interested in 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. Before completing his residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita, Dr. Alani attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Alani average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Alani accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 124
  • Charge (avg.): $2,590 - $3,349
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $83 - $581

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Reena Tharappel-Jacob is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist in Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tharappel-Jacob takes. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob is accepting new patients. She graduated from Ross University School of Medicine.

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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. Tapan Girish Rami, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Tapan Rami specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Houston, TX, Cypress, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), ablation, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Rami is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rami takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypotension, Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator, Hypertension, Ischemic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 76
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $2,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $452 - $886

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4610 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 220
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Pepper is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Sugar Land, TX. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Pepper attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 26
  • Charge (avg.): $1,699 - $2,943
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $486 - $879

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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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