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Dr. Danny Carlton Little, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Danny Little's medical specialty is pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. Dr. Little is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received distinctions including Best Clinical Faculty, Temple Surgery Clerkship, Texas A&M College of Medicine; Most Outstanding Surgical Teaching Faculty, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; and Surgical Education Research Fellowship.

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

All Interests: Burns, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Intensive Care, Ovarian Disease

Dr. Robert Owens Carpenter, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Carpenter is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Temple, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. His education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Carpenter an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Carpenter has received the following distinctions: Jay W. Hillman Award for Education as the resident deemed to be the best; teacher & role model by the third and fourth year students at VSM; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as elected by VSM students.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, endoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Endoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Monford Daniel Custer III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Monford Custer, who practices in Temple, TX and Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Custer include: Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow, American College of Surgeons. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Appendectomy, Hepatoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashant C Shah, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Prashant Shah's specialty is thoracic surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah honors. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shah is professionally affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Scott & White Healthcare.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $736 - $3,885
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $243 - $1,665
Dr. Richard E Symmonds Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richard Symmonds' specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Temple, TX. Dr. Symmonds is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1978-1979. Dr. Symmonds is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,981 - $5,295
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $348 - $854
Dr. Lena Perger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Lena Perger works as a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Temple, TX. She attended medical school at the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Perger's medical residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Perger speaks German. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

All Interests: Hirschsprung Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Diaphragmatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Joaquin A Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. In addition to English, Dr. Rodriguez speaks Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing Dr. Rodriguez's residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Rodriguez takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Achalasia, Breast Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Dawn Mattix, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Mattix practices pediatric surgery in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mattix accepts. Dr. Mattix obtained her medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She has received the distinction of Leonard Ensminger Award-presented by the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems

Dr. Robert Edward Reeve, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Reeve practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reeve include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Reeve completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Reeve is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Sports ... (Read more)

Dr. Wendy Lynne Czerwinski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Czerwinski's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery; she sees patients in Temple, TX. She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Czerwinski attended the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Czerwinski include: First Annual Jensen Award, Bruner Hand Fellow, Mayo Clinic; Clifford Snyder Award - PSRC, Best resident paper at annual international meeting, McGill University; and Clifford Synder Award - PSRC, Best resident paper at annual international meeting, McGill University. Dr. Czerwinski is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott Scott Coffield, MD
Specializes in Urology
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. King Coffield's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Coffield has received distinctions including Best Physicians of USA, Top Physicians of America; Physician Oncology Education Program, Excellence Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) and Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $5,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $644
Dr. Susan Mary Pike, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Susan Pike's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Pike graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Pike's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Pike has received the following distinctions: Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Scott McLeod Munroe, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Scott Munroe is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Temple, TX. In his practice, Dr. Munroe focuses on replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Munroe studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Munroe's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Munroe include: Alpha Omega Alpha and Orthopaedic Faculty Instructor of the year.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Knee Replacement, Foot Problems, Replacement ... (Read more)

Jakob Christopher Thorud, MS, BS
Specializes in Podiatry
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jakob Thorud's area of specialization is podiatry (foot & ankle medicine). His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and foot reconstruction. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thorud's training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. He is professionally affiliated with Mercy Health System and Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Preventive Care, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Wilma Ida Larsen, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Wilma Larsen's medical specialty is female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Larsen graduated from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Her distinctions include: ACOG Mentor Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; "A" Designator for Excellence in OB/GYN; and Order of Military Medical Merit.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Shepherd Lowry, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Lowry is an urologist. Dr. Lowry is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Lowry trained at Scott and White Healthcare for residency. He has received distinctions including Scott & White/Texas A&M HSC GME Distinguished Alumnus; Endourological Society Essay contest, 3rd place; and Pfizer Scholar in Urology, University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Pyeloplasty, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (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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