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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold HMO 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, who practices in Sugar Land, TX and Wharton, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stapenhorst include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Stapenhorst has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Stapenhorst honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His clinical interests include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Mucher graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. 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. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Mucher's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. For his professional training, Dr. Chau completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Chau's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and osteomyelitis. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Chau's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Bursitis, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Total Knee ... (Read more)

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's medical specialty is adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Zorrilla graduated from Cayetano Heredia University. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more.

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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, who practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Wharton, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Nolan include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports health. Dr. Nolan's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Nolan is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally 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.