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We found 52 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO near Trophy Club, TX.

Dr. Michael Lewis Green Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Michael Green is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Green's areas of expertise include the following: laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Green honors. Dr. Green is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Green's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Revision Surgery, Bowel Resection, Colectomy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Morbid Obesity, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 62
  • Uninsured Cost: $10,000 - $11,864
  • Medicare Cost: $1,251 - $1,671
Dr. Julio Robert Rivera, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Julio Rivera's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Euless, TX, Grapevine, TX, and Irving, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rivera include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Rivera takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Rivera speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Weight Loss Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,000
  • Medicare Cost: $708
Dr. Rodney Raymond Fritz, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1600 West College; Suite 490
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Rodney Fritz is a cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Irving, TX and Grapevine, TX. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Fritz's areas of expertise include varicose veins, vascular surgery procedures, and wounds. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fritz takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Wounds, Varicose Veins, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Venous Insufficiency, Deep Vein Thrombosis

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,207
  • Medicare Cost: $459
Dr. John Michael Marsden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. John Marsden practices general surgery. Dr. Marsden's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He has indicated that his clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Marsden graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stomach Problems, Sleeve Gastrectomy

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1422 Main Street; Suite 213
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Charlotte Hodges works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Hodges's clinical interests: inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Before performing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Hodges attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Diagnostic Evaluation, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric ... (Read more)

Dr. Bridget Katherine Holden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Bridget Holden's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. She practices in Trophy Club, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Dallas, TX. Dr. Holden attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She has a special interest in sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Holden is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Upper Endoscopy, Stomach Problems, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2850 East Hwy 114
Trophy Club, TX
 

Dr. Robert Snow sees patients in Hurst, TX and Trophy Club, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Snow include laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stomach Problems

Dr. Linda Alford Baker, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
470 E. State Hwy 114
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Linda Baker's medical specialty is pediatric urology. In her practice, Dr. Baker focuses on spinal cord injuries and spina bifida. Dr. Baker's patients gave her an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 stars. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Parkland Community Health Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Baker has received distinctions including Society for Basic Urologic Research/Merck Young Investigator Award; Texas Super Doctors; and Texas Super Doctors Texas Monthly Magazine 2010-2014. In addition to English, she speaks French. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas and the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Baker's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic pyeloplasty , robotic surgery

All Interests: Penile Disorders, Laparoscopic Pyeloplasty, Spina Bifida, Ureter Problems, Ureteral Stones, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Joseph Messing, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1650 West College
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Mark Messing's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Messing include gynecologic cancer, robotic surgery, and pelvic prolapse. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Messing graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Messing has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Prolapse, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,045
  • Medicare Cost: $1,031
Dr. Nathan Edward Ii Williams II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
651 South Keller; Suite 100
Keller, TX
 

Dr. Nathan Williams' specialties are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He practices in Grapevine, TX, Keller, TX, and Bedford, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Williams accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University, Dr. Williams attended medical school at Loma Linda University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Williams welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Revision Arthroplasty, Revision Hip Arthroplasty, Knee Revision, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Clifford Liles Simmang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Simmang is a physician who specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in rectal cancer, colon cancer, and hemorrhoids. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. Dr. Simmang attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas).

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Clinical Interests: Rectal Cancer, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,314
  • Medicare Cost: $1,306
Dr. Robert Stephen Pollard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
1600 West College Street; Suite 690
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Robert Pollard is a specialist in general surgery and vascular surgery. He works in Grapevine, TX and Bedford, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Pollard include carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pollard honors. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and a graduate of Baylor University Medical Center's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Pollard has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Hernia, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Carotid Artery Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,279
  • Medicare Cost: $588
Dr. Jennifer Killeen Lowney, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Lowney's area of specialization is colon & rectal surgery. She speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Lowney's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Lowney's education and training includes medical school at Boston University School of Medicine and residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Diverticular Disease, Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,871
  • Medicare Cost: $1,086
Dr. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3061 W Southlake Boulevard; #130
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Before performing his residency at Ohio State University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University, Dr. Lugger attended Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school. These areas are among Dr. Lugger's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thigh lift. He has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Lugger has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Theodore Thomas Peters, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
651 South Main Street; Suite 100
Keller, TX
 

Dr. Theodore Peters is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Peters's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist surgery. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Peters is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Surgery, Wrist Problems, Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,837
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4320 Windsor Centre Trail; Suite 200
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola is a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Loyola's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spinal pain, bulging disc, and herniated disc. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. Dr. Loyola takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. He attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, Degenerative ... (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.