We found 18 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 is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Spring, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Kitten include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kitten takes. 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 Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kitten is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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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 sees patients in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, general surgery, and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mettauer accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mettauer's education and training includes medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally 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 practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Spring, TX, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. Dr. Stroud accepts 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 Tulane University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center. He is accepting 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 practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His clinical interests include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. Patients gave Dr. Azimuddin an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. His medical residency was performed at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Dr. Azimuddin is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He 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)

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

Dr. Mark Pidala practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Pidala's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and performed his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. He takes 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 following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He 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. 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 areas of specialization are reproductive endocrinology and infertility and gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allon include pap test, male infertility, and male reproductive disorders. Dr. Allon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Allon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is open to new patients. He 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 for residency. Dr. Allon has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Allon (or staff) speaks Hebrew and Spanish.

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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 medical specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include bleeding, sexually transmitted diseases (STds), and colectomy (colon resection). His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Newton is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Newton 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. Michael Joseph Streitmann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9201 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 210
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Streitmann is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Streitmann is professionally affiliated with Park Plaza Hospital. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Dr. Streitmann's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Streitmann accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. John Nicholas Papadopoulos, MD
Specializes in Urology, Surgical Oncology
135 Vision Park Drive
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. John Papadopoulos is an urologist and cancer surgeon in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, infertility, and tumor. Dr. Papadopoulos is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Dr. Papadopoulos attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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

Dr. Christine Lee is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Lee's education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine and residency 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. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Lee's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Her practice is open to new patients.

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

Dr. K. Nguyen is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Vietnamese. Clinical interests for Dr. Nguyen include pancreas problems, breast surgery, and breast cancer. Dr. Nguyen's hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Nguyen graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Viant. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, Colon Problems, Laparoscopic Surgery, Pancreas Problems, Breast Cancer

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. He practices in Sugar Land, TX, Houston, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. He graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Lyos include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Lyos has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HealthSmart, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lyos include: Texas Superdoc Award; Houston's Top Doctor Award; and Houston's Top Doctor for Women Award. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, St. Luke's Hospital, and Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Lyos's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. James Strickland specializes in interventional cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Baytown, TX. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Strickland completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and electrophysiological (EP) study. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Strickland speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He welcomes 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. Don Louis Berardinucci, MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St. Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Don Berardinucci's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from Queen's University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Berardinucci's clinical interests: cystoscopy (bladder endoscopy), infertility, and laparoscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Berardinucci accepts. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Berardinucci is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kenneth David Palmer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kenneth Palmer works as an orthopedist in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His clinical interests include spinal fusion and neck surgery. Dr. Palmer is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 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. Palmer honors. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Palmer is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,792
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $558
Dr. Eric William Price, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17191 St Luke S Way
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Eric Price is an orthopedic surgeon. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Price include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and cancer. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Price 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, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $534 - $3,276
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,027

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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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