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We found 43 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Silver $10 Copay Memorial Hermann near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Jason Matthew Balette, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Jason Balette is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Balette's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Balette include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,183
  • Medicare Cost: $628
Dr. Drew David Howard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Drew Howard sees patients in Conroe, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Howard takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as 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 residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,814
  • Medicare Cost: $529
Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin is a medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His clinical interests include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for residency. Dr. Azimuddin's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Azimuddin is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,311 - $6,646
  • Medicare Cost: $640 - $1,540
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Nguyen sees patients in The Woodlands, TX, Shenandoah, TX, and Conroe, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $521
Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala sees patients in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Pidala graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. For his residency, Dr. Pidala trained at Summa Akron City Hospital. Dr. Pidala has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Pidala's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 495
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ramesh Hariharan works as an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Webster, TX. He attended medical school at Kilpauk Medical College, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), and King's College London School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (JIPMER), Memorial Hermann, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Patient reviews placed Dr. Hariharan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Hariharan (or staff) is conversant in French, Tamil, and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Hariharan has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Electrophysiological Study

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 170
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,675 - $5,345
  • Medicare Cost: $442 - $872
Dr. Thomas Richard Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. Dr. Newton is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Newton attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Colitis, Bleeding, Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert Brant Lipscomb Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. A. Lipscomb works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in The Woodlands, TX. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Lipscomb attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), minimally invasive knee replacement, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Kozhaya Chehade Sokhon, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Vascular & Interventional Radiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
43 N Pathfinders Circle
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Kozhaya Sokhon's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and vascular & interventional radiology. Dr. Sokhon graduated from Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences and then he performed his residency at Staten Island University Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sokhon accepts. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Devices, Catheter Ablation, Angiogram, Stents, Electrophysiological Study, Arterial ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,796
  • Medicare Cost: $868
Dr. Gary Merrill Coleman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
8845 Six Pines Drive
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Gary Coleman is an adult cardiology specialist in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Coleman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is especially interested in preventive cardiology and cardiac catheterization. Patient ratings for Dr. Coleman average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Coleman has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Preventive Cardiology, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,750
  • Medicare Cost: $500
Dr. Terah Christina Isaacson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17450 St. Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Terah Isaacson is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Isaacson include minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Isaacson has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Isaacson takes. She graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Isaacson's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Isaacson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Bernardo De La Guardia sees patients in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. De La Guardia has a special interest in cardiac catheterization. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. De La Guardia speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,652
  • Medicare Cost: $501
Dr. Clint Weston Johnson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Clint Johnson is a The Woodlands, TX physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Johnson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), minimally invasive knee replacement, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Kevin J Coupe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Coupe is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Coupe's average patient rating is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), minimally invasive knee replacement, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Clyde Leland Corey, MD
Specializes in Urology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Clyde Corey sees patients in Tomball, TX, Kingwood, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Corey graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Corey honors. Dr. Corey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Lithotripsy, Radical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,698
  • Medicare Cost: $829
Dr. John George Giannakis, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. John Giannakis' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient reviews placed Dr. Giannakis at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and more. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Laser Surgery, Infertility, Vasectomy, Vasectomy ... (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.