We found 37 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Silver $10 Copay Memorial Hermann near The Woodlands, TX.

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

Dr. Jason Balette's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Patients rated Dr. Balette highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare. Dr. Balette has received the following distinctions: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $4,183
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628
Dr. Drew David Howard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Drew Howard is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Howard performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Alabama. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $3,814
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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 general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Azimuddin include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Azimuddin trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Azimuddin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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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)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Nguyen's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Nguyen obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521
Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Pidala accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before performing his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital, Dr. Pidala attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University for medical school. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Pidala speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. Thomas Richard Newton Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Newton is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Newton is 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Newton include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He 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. Dr. Newton is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Terah Christina Isaacson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17450 St. Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Terah Isaacson's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In her practice, Dr. Isaacson focuses on minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Isaacson is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is open to new patients. Dr. Isaacson 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.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

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

Dr. A. Lipscomb, who practices in The Woodlands, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Lipscomb is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Dr. Lipscomb 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. Gary Merrill Coleman, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
17350 St Lukes Way; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Gary Coleman is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. His average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Coleman include preventive cardiology and cardiac catheterization. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. Dr. Coleman has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Coleman's hospital/clinic 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $500
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. He speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include cardiac catheterization. Dr. De La Guardia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He graduated from Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. De La Guardia is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,652
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $501
Dr. Clint Weston Johnson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Clint Johnson is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Johnson takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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 physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Coupe a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Coupe is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Kedarnath Arvind Vaidya, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kedarnath Vaidya's specialties are adult cardiology, interventional cardiology, and nuclear medicine. He practices in Conroe, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Vaidya is rated highly by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vaidya accepts. He is a graduate of Armed Forces Medical College. Dr. Vaidya's training includes a residency program at Montefiore Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $499
Dr. Clyde Leland Corey, MD
Specializes in Urology
1011 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Clyde Corey practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Tomball, TX, Kingwood, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Corey's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Corey's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Dr. James Alexander Field, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. James Field is a general surgeon. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Field graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Field has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Acid Reflux, Endoscopy

Dr. John George Giannakis, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. John Giannakis specializes in urology (urinary tract disease) and practices in Shenandoah, TX, Huntsville, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Giannakis average 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Giannakis completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is professionally 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.
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