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 medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Stapenhorst is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Stapenhorst graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Stapenhorst's practice 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. Dr. Mucher attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mucher include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mucher accepts. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is accepting 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. Arthur Fitzgerald Chau, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Chau is an orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX, Wharton, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chau include total knee replacement. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia.

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

Dr. Carlos Zorrilla is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He works in Wharton, TX, Rosenberg, TX, and El Campo, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zorrilla accepts. Dr. Zorrilla attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University.

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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. Steven Edgar I Nolan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. Steven Nolan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Wharton, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Nolan is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports health. Dr. Nolan is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nolan graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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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.