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

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. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chauhan's areas of expertise include the following: prenatal diagnosis, infertility, and hysteroscopy. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Chauhan's office for an appointment. He is a graduate of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedabad and a graduate of Queens Hospital Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Terri Pustilnik is a gynecologic oncologist in Houston, TX, Nassau Bay, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. She studied medicine at Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Pustilnik's clinical interests include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. The average patient rating for Dr. Pustilnik is 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Her professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She has an open panel.

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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)

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

Dr. John Boon is an urologist. Dr. Boon is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Boon include kidney stones, female urologic disorders, and infertility. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Boon has an open panel. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Boon trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He 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)

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' specialties are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry. He practices in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Vargas is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vargas include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Vargas 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. His practice is open to new patients. He 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. Eric M Haas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Haas' specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Fannin Surgicare. Dr. Haas graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. Patients rated Dr. Haas highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Haas welcomes 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

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500 - $6,500
  • Medicare Cost: $342 - $1,568
Dr. Victor J Atun, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
15591 Creek Bend Drive; Suite 100
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Victor Atun's specialty is plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Atun average 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Atun include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. After completing medical school at Cayetano Heredia University, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida. Dr. Atun is 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. Henry Thanh Pham, MD
Specializes in Urology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Henry Pham is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: kidney stones, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), and tumor. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pham studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Pham is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pham's 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, Cystoscopy, Tumor, Incontinence, Circumcision, Urodynamic Testing, Erectile ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $798
Dr. Eric Frank Berkman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Berkman is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Berkman average 4.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Dr. Berkman has received professional recognition including the following: 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. Joseph Lindsay Edmonds Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology
16651 Southwest Freeway; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Edmonds is a physician who specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat). Areas of expertise for Dr. Edmonds include cleft lip and palate, facial problems, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Dr. Edmonds's professional affiliations include Texas Children’s Hospital and Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Edmonds's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Edmonds's practice is open to new patients.

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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. Dama Alexander Ziworitin, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Dama Ziworitin's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. After attending the University of Port Harcourt College of Health Sciences for medical school, he completed his residency training at Synergy Medical Education Alliance. His areas of expertise include laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH). Dr. Ziworitin takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Ziworitin has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecological Problems, Gynecologic Surgery

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

Dr. Arthur Chau is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include total knee replacement. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chau accepts. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. 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. Steven Daniel Maislos, MD
Specializes in Urology
1327 Lake Pointe Parkway; Suite 500
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Maislos' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Maislos include bladder cancer, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. Dr. Maislos's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes 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 Texas Medical School at Houston and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Maislos's office for an appointment.

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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. James Michael Bennett, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4690 Sweetwater Boulevard; Suite 240
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. James Bennett practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bennett's clinical interests encompass total knee replacement. He is rated highly by his patients. He 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. Dr. Bennett attended medical school at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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 is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Lagos College of Medicine and residency at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: diabetes, pap test, and biopsy. Patients rated Dr. Fagbohun highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Fagbohun is affiliated with 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. Reena Antony Tharappel-Jacob, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
16655 Southwest Freeway
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Reena Tharappel-Jacob specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology and practices in Sugar Land, TX. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), menopause, and ablation. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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. She is open to new patients. Dr. Tharappel-Jacob is a graduate of 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. 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 her clinical interests: bladder cancer, male infertility, and kidney stones. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Chu honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Chu welcomes new patients. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Chu trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC).

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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.