We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Viant near The Woodlands, TX.

Dr. Clifford Mark Kitten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Spring, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Kitten include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Kitten attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kitten is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 470
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. Clinical interests for Dr. Mettauer include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Mettauer has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Mettauer is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Garber Stroud, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud is a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon in Spring, TX, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Stroud takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. Dr. Stroud is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

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. 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 highly by his patients. Dr. Azimuddin is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Azimuddin is accepting 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, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Pidala studied medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. He trained at Summa Akron City Hospital for his residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Pidala include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pidala has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Pidala has an open panel.

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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. Keith Stephen Flak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Ste 260.
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Keith Flak works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Flak include sports health. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU), Dr. Flak attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Flak has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Abraham Allon, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Allon's specialties are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. He practices in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and College Station, TX. Dr. Allon (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: pap test, male infertility, and male reproductive disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Allon's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Allon has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cyst Removal, Infertility, Nutrition Issues, Hysteroscopy, Pap Test, Laparoscopic ... (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. His clinical interests include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Newton is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Before completing 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with 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. John Nicholas Papadopoulos, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
135 Vision Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. John Papadopoulos' specialties are urology (urinary tract disease) and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His clinical interests include bladder cancer, infertility, and tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Papadopoulos studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Papadopoulos trained at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics for his residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Circumcision, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Transurethral ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Trong Mathew Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 380
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. K. Nguyen works as a general surgeon. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include pancreas problems, breast surgery, and breast cancer. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen 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 Louisiana State University. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nguyen accepts. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pancreas Problems, Endoscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew Thomas Lyos, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
10847 Kuykendahl; Sit 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Lyos' specialties are otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Lyos is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, St. Luke's Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. He studied medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Lyos is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Texas Superdoc Award; Houston's Top Doctor Award; and Houston's Top Doctor for Women Award. Dr. Lyos is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Mihee Lee, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 450
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christine Lee sees patients in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Her medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Lee has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Her clinical interests include da vinci surgery. Her professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She welcomes new patients. Dr. Lee is a graduate of 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.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $3,053
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $994
Dr. James Leland Strickland, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
9303 Pincecroft Drive; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. James Strickland works as an interventional cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Strickland's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Strickland's practice 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 57
  • Charge (avg.): $1,125 - $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $425 - $863
Dr. Michael Joseph Streitmann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9201 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 210
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Streitmann, who practices in Houston, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Baytown, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Dr. Streitmann performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Areas of expertise for Dr. Streitmann include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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 orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in The Woodlands, TX and Houston, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Labbe's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and musculoskeletal pain. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Labbe trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $534 - $3,276
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176 - $1,084
Dr. Kevin Michael Moran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 112
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Moran's specialties are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Moran's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Moran honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Moran attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Moran is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (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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