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We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum 500/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 physician who specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stapenhorst include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stapenhorst takes. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston for residency. Dr. Stapenhorst's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. His 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 is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Wharton, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Mucher include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. Dr. Mucher takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Mucher is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology and practices in Wharton, TX, Rosenberg, TX, and El Campo, TX. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Zorrilla attended medical school at Cayetano Heredia University. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Houston, TX, Wharton, TX, and Sugar Land, TX. He is a graduate of Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Chau completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. His clinical interests encompass total knee replacement. Dr. Chau is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Amerigroup Star, and more. 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 an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Nolan attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His clinical interests include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports health. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nolan is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. 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.