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We found 32 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Waco, TX.

Dr. Monford Daniel Iii Custer III, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Office Building Ii, Suite 200
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Monford Custer sees patients in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric surgery and general surgery. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Dr. Custer has received the following distinctions: Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow, American College of Surgeons. Dr. Custer is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Pectus Excavatum, Appendectomy, Hepatoblastoma, Hemangiomas, Biliary Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Belur Janakray Patel, MPH, MD
Specializes in Urology
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Building 1, Suite 102
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Belur Patel is an urologist in Temple, TX, Killeen, TX, and Waco, TX. Dr. Patel honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Patel attended medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of NIH Fellow. He is conversant in Gujarati. Dr. Patel is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Clinical Interests: Bladder Cancer, Penile Cancer, Kidney Stones, Ureter Problems, Kidney Cancer, Pelvic Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $845 - $2,464
  • Medicare Cost: $273 - $798
Dr. Carl Anthony Dunn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Office Building Ii, Suite 201-2
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Carl Dunn is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patients gave Dr. Dunn an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare, Dr. Dunn attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Dunn has received distinctions including ACOG Award for Continuing Medical Education and AMA Physicians' Recognition Award. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Abnormal Uterine Bleeding

Dr. Sherrie Parker Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Sherrie Thomas is a general surgeon. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $628
Dr. Javier Eduardo Banchs, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Javier Banchs is a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. Dr. Banchs is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine and residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He has received the following distinctions: Elected Chief Cardiology Fellow 2004-2005 University of Louisville; Patient Satisfaction Score in the 90-94th percentile nationwide for FY 08-09; and Patient Satisfaction Score in the 95-99th percentile nationwide for FY 11-12. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Ventricular Tachycardia, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Atrial Fibrillation, Implantable ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,995 - $5,908
  • Medicare Cost: $454 - $899
Dr. Robert Max Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
7030 New Sanger Road; Suite 204
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Wright works as a plastic surgeon in Waco, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Wright studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Chad McCormick, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
150 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Timothy McCormick, who practices in Temple, TX and Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Dr. McCormick is conversant in Spanish. Dr. McCormick is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7125 New Sanger Avenue; Suite A
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Attas is a cardiologist in Waco, TX. Dr. Attas attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,228
  • Medicare Cost: $499
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7125 New Sanger Av.; Suite A.
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Sherwin Attai, who practices in Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Attai graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for 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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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,228
  • Medicare Cost: $499
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Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Other
300 Richland West Circle; Suite 2
Waco, TX
 

Dr. William Peper is a vascular surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Peper highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 34
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,600
  • Medicare Cost: $645
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5100 Franklin Avenue; Suite C
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Reed Bartz works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Bartz is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $424
  • Medicare Cost: $168
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7125 New Sanger Avenue; Suite A
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Lundeen's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,228
  • Medicare Cost: $498
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Specializes in General Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Gayland Sims' specialty is general surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $628
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Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. David Hoffman's areas of specialization are general surgery and vascular surgery. Dr. Hoffman studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $628
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Specializes in Urology, Other
601 W. State Hwy 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Mark Story specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Story is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,900
  • Medicare Cost: $652
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Specializes in Urology, Other
601 W State Highway 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Donald Stewart practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Waco, TX. Dr. Stewart attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $778

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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.