We found 40 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 is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Carpenter attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Carpenter 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. Dr. Carpenter is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 28
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,067 - $2,141
  • Medicare Cost: $628 - $687
Dr. Joaquin Angel Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2401 South 31th Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Rodriguez is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Rodriguez performed Dr. Rodriguez's residency at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Rodriguez speaks 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. Richard Earl Symmonds Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2401 South 31st
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richard Symmonds' areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Temple, TX. Dr. Symmonds obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. He has a special interest in abdominal surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Symmonds takes. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chief Resident, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1978-1979. Dr. Symmonds is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,981 - $5,295
  • Medicare Cost: $348 - $854
Dr. Danny Carlton Little, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
2401 S 31st
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Danny Little is a pediatric surgeon, general surgeon, and intensive care specialist in Temple, TX, College Station, TX, and Round Rock, TX. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Little accepts. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Little include: 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. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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

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

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

Dr. Monford Custer's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. 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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Rascoe include heart surgery. Dr. Rascoe is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Rascoe attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rascoe honors.

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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 is a thoracic surgery specialist. He attended St. George's University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center for residency. Dr. Shah honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is affiliated with Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Scott & White Healthcare.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $736 - $3,885
  • Medicare Cost: $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 is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Czerwinski accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She obtained her medical school training at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine and performed 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. She is conversant in French. She is professionally 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Coffield obtained his medical school training at the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. 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 has received distinctions including Best Physicians of USA, Top Physicians of America; Physician Oncology Education Program, Excellence Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $5,500
  • Medicare Cost: $644
Dr. Belur Janakray Patel, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Belur Patel is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Patel's education and training includes medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the following distinction: NIH Fellow. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Kidney Stones, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $845 - $2,464
  • Medicare Cost: $273 - $798
Dr. Susan Mary Pike, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Susan Pike, who practices in Temple, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Killeen, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Pike has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Pike include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). She is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. Pike attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Pike include: Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Breast Issues, Nose ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Charles Verheyden sees patients in Temple, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Verheyden's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Verheyden accepts. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Verheyden has received professional recognition including the following: 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, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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 is a general surgery, surgical oncology (cancer surgery), and colon & rectal surgery specialist. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Papaconstantinou's clinical interests encompass colorectal surgery procedures and gastrointestinal cancer. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Papaconstantinou honors. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors; "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2011-2015; and Student Teaching Award, UT Southwestern, Department of Surgery. Dr. Papaconstantinou speaks Greek. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy

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

Dr. James Nelson Black, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Other, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2401 S 31st Street; Office
Temple, TX
 

Dr. James Black's medical specialty is adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Black include electrophysiological (EP) study. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Black trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 61
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,349 - $2,674
  • Medicare Cost: $435 - $797
Dr. Patrick Shepherd Lowry, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Lowry works as an urologist and cancer surgeon. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Lowry honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Lowry attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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)

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

Dr. Terry Lairmore practices general surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Temple, TX. He has indicated that his 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 takes. Before performing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Lairmore attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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: Fine Needle Aspiration, Thyroid Cancer, Graves Disease, Pheochromocytoma, Breast Surgery, ... (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.