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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, who practices in Temple, TX and Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Custer attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow, American College of Surgeons. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, Nissen fundoplication

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

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

Dr. Belur Patel's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Patel completed a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the distinction of NIH Fellow. He speaks Gujarati. Dr. Patel is 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 practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Waco, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Dunn average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to 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 the following distinctions: ACOG Award for Continuing Medical Education and AMA Physicians' Recognition Award. He is professionally 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 works as a general surgeon. Dr. Thomas takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. She trained 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 for residency. Dr. Thomas is professionally affiliated with Cedar Park Regional Medical Center.

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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 physician who specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Banchs is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. After attending Luis Razetti School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jacobi Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Banchs has received distinctions including 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.

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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. Sherwin Farzad Attai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7125 New Sanger Av.; Suite A.
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Sherwin Attai is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Waco, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Attai honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,228
  • Medicare Cost: $499
Dr. Robert Max Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
7030 New Sanger Road; Suite 204
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Wright sees patients in Waco, TX. His medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Wright's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school 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. Andrew Kiilani Day, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7125 New Sanger Avenue
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Day's specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Day accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 40
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,228
  • Medicare Cost: $499
Dr. Timothy Chad McCormick, DO
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
150 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Timothy McCormick is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. Dr. McCormick graduated from the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Chad Stephen Conner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6600 Fishpond Drive; Suite 201
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Chad Conner is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Waco, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 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. Conner takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 67
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,804 - $4,200
  • Medicare Cost: $168 - $1,047
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Specializes in Urology, Other
601 W. State Hwy 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Mark Story works as an urologist in Waco, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He is a graduate of 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5100 Franklin Avenue; Suite C
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Reed Bartz is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Bartz has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 is a graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. 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.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,228
  • Medicare Cost: $498
Dr. Jacob Richard Battle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 201
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Jacob Battle is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Waco, TX. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,740
  • Medicare Cost: $168
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Specializes in Urology
601 W State Highway 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sanders practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Waco, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,200 - $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $205 - $798
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
7125 New Sanger Avenue; Suite A
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Attas sees patients in Waco, TX. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Attas's 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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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.