We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana HMO Open Access Copay 80/2000 near Waco, TX.

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

Dr. Monford Custer is a physician who specializes in pediatric surgery and general surgery. Dr. Custer is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He studied medicine at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Custer has received distinctions including Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics and Fellow, American College of Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

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

Dr. Reed Locke Bartz, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5100 Franklin Park Avenue; #c
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Reed Bartz's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bartz's average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower ... (Read more)

Dr. Carl A Dunn, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
120 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Office Building Ii, Suite 201-2
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Carl Dunn is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Waco, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Dunn is 5.0 stars out of 5. United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunn accepts. Dr. Dunn attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Dunn trained at Scott and White Healthcare for his residency. He 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. Javier E 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). Dr. Banchs is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is a graduate of Luis Razetti School of Medicine and a graduate of Jacobi Medical Center's residency program. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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.

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

Dr. Timothy McCormick is a gynecologic oncologist. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. McCormick attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Chad Stephen Conner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6600 Fish Pond Road; Suite 201
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Chad Conner is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Waco, TX. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Conner is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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
Dr. Robert M Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Other
7030 New Sanger Road; Suite 204
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Wright graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Wright takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Surgery
1000 W Highway 6; Suite 410
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Todd Moffatt sees patients in Waco, TX. His medical specialty is surgery. Dr. Moffatt is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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

Dr. Thomas Lundeen's medical specialty is adult cardiology. Dr. Lundeen 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

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

Dr. Jacob Battle's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Battle studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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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 Surgery
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Karen Ni-Jones is a physician who specializes in surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ni-Jones accepts. She studied medicine 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 Urology
601 W State Highway 6; Suite 105
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Sanders, who practices in Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Sanders studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Suite 303
Waco, TX
 

Dr. David Haynes is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Haynes graduated from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Haynes include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

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

Dr. David Pinkstaff studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Specializes in Surgery
3400 Hillcrest Drive
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Webster Lowder's specialty is surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lowder graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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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