We found 14 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare near Terrytown, LA.

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Dr. Gregory Walker Pippin, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Gregory Pippin practices facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and radiesse. Dr. Pippin is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Pippin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He has received the following distinction: New Orleans Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Lip Implants, Sclerotherapy, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Juvederm, Chemical ... (Read more)

Dr. Kearney Quinn Robert III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Kearney Robert's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Robert's hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Robert's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brett Michael Cascio, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Brett Cascio's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Lake Charles, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Kenner, LA. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cascio include arthroscopic surgery, sports health, and trauma. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 276
  • Charge (avg.): $356 - $3,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $117 - $1,004
Dr. David A Jansen, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. David Jansen is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Jansen's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and vaginoplasty. He is affiliated with Ochsner, Touro Infirmary, and Thibodaux Regional Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, he performed his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County and a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Jansen has received professional recognition including the following: New Orleans Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert L Shackleton, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Robert Shackleton's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Dr. Shackleton performed his residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. Dr. Shackleton has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Reed Lyons, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2700 Napoleon Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Thomas Lyons is an orthopedic surgeon in Kenner, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Metairie, LA. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, Viant, and GEHA are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lyons accepts. He obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Ochsner, Tulane Medical Center, and Tulane Lakeside Hospital for Women and Children. Dr. Lyons is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert David Cummiskey III, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Robert Cummiskey works as a general surgeon in Gretna, LA, Luling, LA, and Marrero, LA. Dr. Cummiskey is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,592
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $420
Dr. Juan Ramon Escobar, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite N510
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Juan Escobar is a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Marrero, LA, New Orleans, LA, and Metairie, LA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Escobar include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Escobar honors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Escobar is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Ochsner.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Down Syndrome, Laser Resurfacing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raju Thomas, MD
Specializes in Urology
1415 Tulane Avenue
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Raju Thomas is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of Seth G.S. Medical College and Grant Medical College. The average patient rating for Dr. Thomas is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Thomas accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. Dr. Thomas has received the distinction of New Orleans Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tulane Medical Center, West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC), and Touro Infirmary.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 33
  • Charge (avg.): $2,430 - $3,487
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $309 - $1,685
Dr. Alireza Sadeghi, BS, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3434 Prytania Street; Suite 420
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Alireza Sadeghi is a New Orleans, LA physician who specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Sadeghi is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Viant, and more. He trained at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Sadeghi (or staff) speaks the following languages: Polish and Turkish. His professional affiliations include West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary.

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Relevant Interests: , Lifestyle Lift, MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Wehbe Thomas, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
2500 Belle Chasse Highway
Gretna, LA
 

Dr. Charles Thomas is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Marrero, LA, Gretna, LA, and Luling, LA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Thomas is affiliated with Ochsner and West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Thomas graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $1,638
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $387
Dr. Robert Douglas Bostick III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
920 Avenue B
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. Robert Bostick specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Bostick takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC). New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bostick's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Crawford Steck, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1111 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite S-750
Marrero, LA
 

Dr. John Steck works as a neurosurgeon. Dr. Steck has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with West Jefferson Medical Center (WJMC) and Touro Infirmary. He accepts Amerigroup, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $557
Dr. Adrian Dobrescu, MD
Specializes in Surgical Dermatology
5333 Prytania Street
New Orleans, LA
 

Dr. Adrian Dobrescu's area of specialization is surgical dermatology. He studied medicine at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Dobrescu's areas of expertise include dermabrasion, botox injection, and restylane silk. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Eyelid Retraction Repair, Ptosis Repair, Sclerotherapy, Juvederm, Chemical Peels, YAG ... (Read more)

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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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