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We found 51 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. After completing medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Green performed his residency at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, Peoria. His clinical interests include laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, colectomy (colon resection), and roux-en-y gastric bypass. The average patient rating for Dr. Green is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Green's hospital/clinic affiliations include Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. New patients are welcome to contact his 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 is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. In his practice, he is particularly interested in weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). Dr. Rivera's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Rivera trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rivera honors. Dr. Rivera is open to new patients.

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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 specializes in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Irving, TX and Grapevine, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Fritz include varicose veins, vascular surgery procedures, and wounds. The average patient rating for Dr. Fritz is 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fritz takes. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Fritz has received professional recognition including the following: 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 is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Patients gave Dr. Marsden an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy and laparoscopic gastric banding. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. Her areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Dr. Hodges is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. She attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Hodges's training includes a residency program at Baylor University Medical Center. 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, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Bridget Holden works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Trophy Club, TX, Colleyville, TX, and Dallas, TX. In Dr. Holden's practice, she is particularly interested in sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and upper endoscopy (EGD). The average patient rating for Dr. Holden is 4.5 stars out of 5. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Holden accepts. Dr. Holden attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She is professionally 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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, Dr. Snow focuses on laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Snow is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Stomach Problems

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

Dr. Mark Messing is a gynecologic oncologist. Dr. Messing's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. His areas of clinical interest consist of gynecologic cancer, robotic surgery, and pelvic organ prolapse. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Messing takes. Dr. Messing has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. He welcomes 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. Clifford Liles Simmang, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Simmang works as a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Dallas, TX and Grapevine, TX. His areas of clinical interest consist of rectal cancer, colon cancer, and hemorrhoids. Dr. Simmang is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Medical City Hospital (Dallas). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Simmang completed his residency training at Brooke Army Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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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 general surgery and vascular surgery specialist. Dr. Pollard's areas of expertise include carotid artery surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and hernia. He honors 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 Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Pollard is accepting new patients.

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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. Nathan Edward Ii Williams II, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
651 South Keller; Suite 100
Keller, TX
 

Dr. Nathan Williams specializes in orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and practices in Grapevine, TX, Keller, TX, and Bedford, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Williams include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Williams attended Loma Linda University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Wright State University for residency. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Williams has an open panel.

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

Dr. Theodore Peters practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, hand problems, and wrist surgery. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Peters is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. Dr. Peters's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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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. Jennifer Killeen Lowney, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
1600 W College Street; Suite 440
Grapevine, TX
 

Dr. Jennifer Lowney specializes in colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Lowney speaks Spanish. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and hemorrhoids. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. She attended Boston University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lowney is accepting new patients.

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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. Maurice Robert Gagnon, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1141 Keller Parkway; Suite A
Keller, TX
 

Dr. Maurice Gagnon's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gagnon's areas of expertise consist of gynecological problems and robotic surgery. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gagnon accepts. He graduated from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is conversant in French. Dr. Gagnon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Resources, and Texas Health Care.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Gynecological Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Jerry Lee Lugger, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3061 W Southlake Boulevard; #130
Southlake, TX
 

Dr. Jerry Lugger specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Lugger a rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), and thigh lift. He is professionally affiliated with Plaza Medical Center of Fort Worth and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford. Dr. Lugger is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He has an open panel. 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4320 Windsor Centre Trail; Suite 200
Flower Mound, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola works as 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. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Loyola speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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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.