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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Basic 6850/HMO Premier near Wharton, TX.

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Dr. David Perrin Stapenhorst, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. David Stapenhorst is a plastic surgery and general surgery specialist in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Stapenhorst include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Stapenhorst has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Stapenhorst attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Zachary Robert Mucher, MD
Specializes in Urology
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. Zachary Mucher works as an urologist. His areas of expertise include the following: peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, Dr. Mucher performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Mucher's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Kidney Stones, Laser Treatment, Sexual ... (Read more)

Dr. Carlos D Zorrilla, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Zorrilla's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Zorrilla is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Clinical Interests: Ultrasound, Heart Problems, Coronary Angioplasty, Stress Testing, Peripheral Angioplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $696 - $1,048
  • Medicare Cost: $202 - $524
Dr. Arthur Fitzgerald Chau, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Chau is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Chau include total knee replacement. Dr. Chau takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 101
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,106 - $2,431
  • Medicare Cost: $112 - $995
Dr. Steven Edgar I Nolan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. Steven Nolan is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nolan's areas of expertise include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports health. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nolan is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Injury, Shoulder Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 122
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,905 - $2,937
  • Medicare Cost: $99 - $1,027

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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.