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Dr. Baron Lloyd Hamman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5420 Lbj Freeway, Suite 1900; Barnett 1201
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Baron Hamman specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama and a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville. Dr. Hamman's areas of expertise include lung cancer, lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS), and atrial fibrillation. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hamman takes. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Hamman is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hamman is professionally affiliated with Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, HeartPlace, and Texas Health Heart & Vascular Hospital Arlington. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery, minimally invasive valve surgery

All Interests: Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Minimally Invasive ... (Read more)

Dr. Manuel Eduardo Castro-Arreolo, PhD, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Critical Care
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Manuel Castro-Arreola sees patients in Dallas, TX, Plano, TX, and Colleyville, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and critical care (intensive care medicine). Dr. Castro-Arreola has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Castro-Arreola focuses on gastric bypass surgery and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Castro-Arreola takes United Healthcare Compass, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Chihuahua Faculty of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Gastric Bypass Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $13,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,102 - $1,696
Mitchell Magee, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite A-307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee is a specialist in general surgery, transplant surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Magee include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. Dr. Magee's professional affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Texas Health Dallas, and Medical City Plano. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Magee has an open panel. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Magee attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Tracheal Cancer, Heart Transplant, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $658 - $2,661
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $215 - $861
Dr. Gary Kimble Jett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Jett's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Jett include beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, varicose veins, and laser treatment. Patients gave Dr. Jett an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jett is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, VATS lobectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $1,604
Dr. Colleen Irene Harrigan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. She is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and sleeve gastrectomy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Rockwall. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $7,000 - $7,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,220 - $1,683
Dr. Sheetal Mihir Patel, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Patel specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Patel obtained her medical school training at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Patel accepts. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Spanish and Gujarati. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Frisco, and Texas Health Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Patel's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Surgical Procedures, Abdominal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Todd M Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite A-307
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey's specialties are cardiac surgery and transplant surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Dewey include maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dewey honors. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Dewey completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Dewey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital and Medical City Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12222 North Central Expressway; Suite 300
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Charlotte Hodges' medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Hodges's areas of expertise include inguinal hernia, inguinal hernia repair, and upper gastrointestinal (GI) series. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Dallas. She accepts Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Hodges attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic hernia repair, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic weight loss surgery

All Interests: Inguinal Hernia, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Incisional Hernia, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Hernia Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. William T Brinkman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 700, Pavillion 1
Plano, TX
 

Dr. William Brinkman specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Plano, TX. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. Dr. Brinkman is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Brinkman is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Heart Valve Replacement, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Thomson Bowman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bowman is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bowman is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Bowman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular stent grafting

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aortic Valve Repair, Aortic Valve Regurgitation, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $560 - $1,976
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $760
Dr. Robert L Smith II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Building 1, Suite 700
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Robert Smith is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Suite C400
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Henke's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests include sleeve gastrectomy, stomach problems, and gallbladder problems. On average, patients gave Dr. Henke a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency for residency. Dr. Henke is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Appendicitis, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Revision Surgery, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Ste A-331
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sutker specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Dallas, TX. His areas of expertise include lipoma, thyroid problems, and esophageal motility disorders. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital. Dr. Sutker attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Sutker takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Problems, Esophageal Motility Disorders, Cysts, Wounds, Small Intestine Disorders, Biliary ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Mack, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
4716 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 310
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mack specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve disease, and mitral valve surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mack is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Mack has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,132
Dr. Christopher Lynn Bell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
7777 Forest Lane; Ste A-331
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Bell's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Dallas, TX. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Bell's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has a special interest in gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), endocrine diseases (hormone disorders), and laparoscopic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Bell is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $671 - $836
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $521 - $702
Dr. H Jay Boulas, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8220 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 514; Presbyterian Building 2
Dallas, TX
 

Dr. H. Boulas practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Dallas, TX. Dr. Boulas (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, German, and Greek. He is affiliated with Texas Health Dallas and Texas Health Plano. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System and Vanderbilt University Medical Center for residency. He honors Aetna EPO, Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Boulas's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (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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