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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. Dr. Custer 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 Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: 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 practices urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Patel attended the University of Maryland School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the following distinction: NIH Fellow. He is conversant in Gujarati. He 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 works as a general OB/GYN in Waco, TX. Dr. Dunn is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Dunn's training includes a residency program at Scott and White Healthcare. He 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and 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. Dr. Thomas is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She 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' areas of specialization are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Banchs is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Banchs attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Banchs include: 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. He is conversant in 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. Sherwin Farzad Attai, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
7125 New Sanger Av.; Suite A.
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Sherwin Attai is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Dr. Attai has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

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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 is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wright is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology. He works in Waco, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Day graduated from 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 practices gynecologic oncology in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. He speaks Spanish. Dr. McCormick is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He studied medicine at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. McCormick takes.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5100 Franklin Avenue; Suite C
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Reed Bartz practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Bartz has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as 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 is an adult cardiology specialist. He 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 North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from 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 Adult Cardiology
7125 New Sanger Avenue; Suite A
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Michael Attas works as an adult cardiologist in Waco, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Attas graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 30
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,228
  • Medicare Cost: $499
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Specializes in Urology, Other
601 W. State Hwy 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Mark Story's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Story attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Story takes.

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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 is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Stewart is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $778
Dr. Chad Stephen Conner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6600 Fishpond Drive; Suite 201
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Chad Conner works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Waco, TX. Dr. Conner attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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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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.