We found 14 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Waco, TX.

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. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Custer graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Custer include: 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)

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Office Building Ii, Suite 201-2
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Carl Dunn is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Dunn is in-network for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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

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). He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Banchs honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Jacobi Medical Center, Dr. Banchs attended medical school at Luis Razetti School of Medicine. His distinctions 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. In addition to English, Dr. Banchs 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $2,995 - $5,908
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $454 - $899

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
7030 New Sanger Road; Suite 204
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Wright, who practices in Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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)

Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
150 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Timothy McCormick is a medical specialist in gynecologic oncology. After attending the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. McCormick accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. 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: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Specializes in General Surgery
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Karen Ni-Jones is a Waco, TX physician who specializes in general surgery. Dr. Ni-Jones 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. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,722
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 201
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Jacob Battle practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Waco, TX. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Battle is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,740
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168

Specializes in Urology
601 W State Highway 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sanders is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). 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. Dr. Sanders is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $798

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

Dr. Thomas Lundeen, who practices in Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lundeen graduated from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $3,228
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $498

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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Conner studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 67
  • Charge (avg.): $1,804 - $4,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,047

Specializes in Urology, Other
601 W State Highway 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. David Pinkstaff's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $798

Specializes in General Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. John Bawduniak, who practices in Gatesville, TX and Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He takes 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $601

Specializes in General Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 101
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Todd Moffatt practices general surgery. Dr. Moffatt is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $1,458
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $617

Specializes in General Surgery
3400 Hillcrest
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Webster Lowder is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Waco, TX. Dr. Lowder graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $824
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $618

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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.
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