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We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Stephen Peter Maniscalco, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9201 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 210
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Maniscalo, who practices in Shenandoah, TX and Conroe, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Maniscalo's clinical interests include heart failure, heart surgery, and aneurysm. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Maniscalo attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Maniscalo takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Heart Surgery, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,822
  • Medicare Cost: $1,145
Dr. Jon-Cecil Martin Walkes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
9201 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 210
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Jon-Cecil Walkes practices general surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Walkes is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Minimally Invasive Valve Surgery, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
26400 Kuykendahl Road; Building A, Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Henry Hansen is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in The Woodlands, TX and College Station, TX. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Hansen takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,447
  • Medicare Cost: $628
Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Azimuddin trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Azimuddin include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Azimuddin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. He is affiliated with 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,311 - $6,646
  • Medicare Cost: $640 - $1,540
Dr. Christine Mihee Lee, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 450
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christine Lee's specialty is gynecologic oncology. She graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Lee include da vinci surgery. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,053
  • Medicare Cost: $994
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 is a cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, and interventional radiologist in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Sokhon include electrophysiological (EP) study, peripheral vascular interventions, and catheter ablation. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sokhon attended medical school at Lebanese University Faculty of Medical Sciences. He trained at Staten Island University Hospital for residency. Dr. Sokhon (or staff) is conversant in Mandarin, Arabic, and Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. Penner Thomas Schraudenbach, MD
Specializes in Urology
135 Vision Park Boulevard
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Penner Schraudenbach sees patients in Tomball, TX, Houston, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Schraudenbach accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Texas Oncology.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,698
  • Medicare Cost: $825
Dr. Steven Wayne Sukin, MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Steven Sukin is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sukin include male infertility, robotic radical prostatectomy, and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Sukin attended Tufts University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Texas Oncology.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic radical prostatectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Male Infertility, Vasectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,690
  • Medicare Cost: $813
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. She practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Isaacson's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Isaacson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. She has an open panel. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Isaacson attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. James Leland Strickland, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9303 Pinecroft; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Strickland trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for his residency. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Strickland honors. In addition to English, Dr. Strickland speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological Study, Syncope, Implantable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,125 - $2,700
  • Medicare Cost: $425 - $863
Dr. Don Louis Berardinucci, MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St. Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Don Berardinucci works as an urologist. Dr. Berardinucci attended medical school at Queen's University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), infertility, and laparoscopic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Berardinucci is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Cystoscopy, Infertility, Vasectomy, Laparoscopic Surgery, Lithotripsy

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,710
  • Medicare Cost: $832
Dr. David Omid Navid, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9201 Pinecroft Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. David Navid's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of clinical interest consist of foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Navid is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Navid trained at Botsford Hospital. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Ankle Problems, Foot Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,279 - $2,388
  • Medicare Cost: $332 - $638
Dr. Kenneth David Palmer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Palmer is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Palmer focuses on spinal fusion and neck surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Palmer is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Palmer is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Palmer welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems, Neck Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures, Spinal Fusion

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,792
  • Medicare Cost: $558
Dr. Marc Robert Labbe, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Marc Labbe is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Labbe's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. Dr. Labbe attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Labbe's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 38
  • Uninsured Cost: $534 - $3,276
  • Medicare Cost: $176 - $1,084
Dr. Eric William Price, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17191 St Luke S Way
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Eric Price is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Price include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and cancer. Dr. Price is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Price has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price takes. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 56
  • Uninsured Cost: $534 - $3,276
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,027
Dr. Ajay Kwatra, MD
Specializes in Urology
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 104
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ajay Kwatra is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Kwatra is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kwatra's hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urodynamic Testing, Kidney Stones, Cancer, Radical Prostatectomy, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 82
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,286 - $2,415
  • Medicare Cost: $324 - $764

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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.