We found 36 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Silver near Temple, TX.

Dr. Robert Owens Carpenter, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2401 South 31st Street; Department of Surgery
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Carpenter practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carpenter accepts. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His distinctions include: 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

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Laparoscopic Sleeve Gastrectomy, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Danny Little is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Little honors 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 the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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: Wounds, Burns, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Intensive Care, Ovarian Disease

Dr. Joaquin Angel Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2401 South 31th Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez practices in Temple, TX. Dr. Rodriguez accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Rodriguez attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Rodriguez trained at Mayo Clinic for Dr. Rodriguez's residency. Dr. Rodriguez is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

Dr. Monford Custer is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Custer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow, American College of Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

Dr. Richard Earl Symmonds Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2401 South 31st
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richard Symmonds sees patients in Temple, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, Dr. Symmonds focuses on abdominal surgery. Dr. Symmonds is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Symmonds attended Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Symmonds is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1978-1979.

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

All Interests: Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Gallbladder Problems, Abdominal Surgery, Laparoscopic Sleeve ... (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. Philip Andrew Rascoe, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
2401 S 31st Street; Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Philip Rascoe is a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Houston, TX and Temple, TX. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart surgery. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Rascoe honors Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his residency, Dr. Rascoe trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, VATS lobectomy

All Interests: Esophagectomy, VATS Lobectomy, Hyperhidrosis, Heart Surgery, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Prashant Shah's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Shah is affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from St. George's University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Maimonides Medical Center. Dr. Shah accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Wendy Lynne Czerwinski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 South 31st Street; Division of Plastic Surgery
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Czerwinski's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Czerwinski is a graduate of the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with McGill University for her residency. 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. In addition to English, she speaks French. Dr. Czerwinski is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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, Surgical Oncology
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. King Coffield specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Coffield honors. He attended medical school at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Dr. Coffield completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Coffield has received the following distinctions: Best Physicians of USA, Top Physicians of America; Physician Oncology Education Program, Excellence Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is affiliated with 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. Robert Edward Reeve, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2401 S 31st Street; 2c - orthopedics
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Reeve's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Reeve include arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Reeve is 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. Susan Mary Pike, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Susan Pike's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. Dr. Pike honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pike include: Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014. She is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Charles Nash Verheyden, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Charles Verheyden's specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botulinum toxin injection. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verheyden honors. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Verheyden attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Verheyden has received include Presidents Award, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons; President, American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons; and President, Plastic Surgery Foundation. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Harry Troy Papaconstantinou, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Colon & Rectal Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Harry Papaconstantinou sees patients in Temple, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Greek. His clinical interests include colorectal surgery procedures and gastrointestinal cancer. Dr. Papaconstantinou is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Papaconstantinou attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Papaconstantinou 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Papaconstantinou include: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015; and Student Teaching Award, UT Southwestern, Department of Surgery.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Colon Cancer, Crohn's ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Shepherd Lowry, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Lowry works as an urologist and surgical oncologist. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Lowry's residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lowry include: Scott & White/Texas A&M HSC GME Distinguished Alumnus; Endourological Society Essay contest, 3rd place; and Pfizer Scholar in Urology, University of Wisconsin. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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)

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

Dr. Scott Munroe is a foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Munroe has a special interest in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Munroe include: Alpha Omega Alpha and Orthopaedic Faculty Instructor of the year. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Terry C Lairmore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Terry Lairmore specializes in general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and practices in Temple, TX. Dr. Lairmore's clinical interests include gastrointestinal cancer and endocrine surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lairmore honors. After completing medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. He has received distinctions including Valedictorian and Founder's Medal, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Vanderbilt Third Year Surgery Clerkship Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Pheochromocytoma, Breast Surgery, Thyroid Fine Needle Aspiration ... (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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