We found 16 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 is a pediatric surgeon and general surgeon in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. He is professionally affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Dr. Custer honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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 areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Waco, TX. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Bartz trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bartz honors.

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

Dr. Carl Dunn's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Dunn's average patient rating 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. 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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. Javier Eduardo Banchs, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
100 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Javier Banchs is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Temple, TX, Waco, TX, and College Station, TX. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Banchs attended Luis Razetti School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jacobi Medical Center. He 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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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. 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. Dr. Conner's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for 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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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 Max Wright Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
7030 New Sanger Road; Suite 204
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Robert Wright's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Wright's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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 is a gynecologic oncology specialist in Temple, TX and Waco, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. McCormick is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. McCormick attended the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. Jacob Battle, who practices in Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Battle 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 Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard; Suite 303
Waco, TX
 

Dr. David Haynes practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Waco, TX. Dr. Haynes's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Haynes honors. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in General Surgery
50 Hillcrest Medical Boulevard
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Karen Ni-Jones practices general surgery in Waco, TX. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ni-Jones graduated from 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). He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. Dr. Sanders graduated from 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 is an adult cardiology specialist in Waco, TX. He attended medical school at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lundeen honors.

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

Dr. David Pinkstaff is a physician who specializes in 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's medical specialty is general surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He 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: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $601

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

Dr. Todd Moffatt's specialty is general surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Moffatt is a graduate of 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's specialty is general surgery. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lowder accepts.

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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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