We found 22 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna PPO near Allen, TX.

Dr. Anil B. Bosco M. Pinto, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
6850 Tpc Drive, Ste. 105-unit B; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Anil Pinto's medical specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. The average patient rating for Dr. Pinto is 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: hysterosalpingography, polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), and infertility. Dr. Pinto is in-network 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 Goa Medical College. He completed his residency training at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Pinto has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Pinto (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Portuguese. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Dallas. Dr. Pinto's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hysterosalpingography, Hysteroscopy, in Vitro Fertilization, Endometriosis, Infertility, ... (Read more)

Dr. Oriyomi Odunlami Fayiga, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1105 N Central Expressway; Suite 320
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Yomi Fayiga is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Fayiga performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System and Baylor University Medical Center. He speaks Yoruba. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Fayiga's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. He speaks Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano. Dr. Kapadia obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kapadia is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Joseph Snow, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
8080 State Highway 121; Suite 320
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Brian Snow sees patients in McKinney, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Snow include carpal tunnel surgery, knee ligament reconstruction, and sports health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Snow accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Snow's professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Allen. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Partial Knee Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Harold Lynn Rodgers Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1125 Raintree Circle; Suite 100
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Harold Rodgers' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Rodgers is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at JPS Health Network, Dr. Rodgers attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. He is affiliated with Texas Health Allen. Dr. Rodgers is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,432 - $2,926
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,027
Dr. Nicholas James Peiffer, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Peiffer is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. His areas of expertise consist of throat problems, ear problems, and nose problems. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Dallas. Dr. Peiffer takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine. Dr. Peiffer's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He speaks Spanish.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Facial Problems, Nose Problems, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $5,387 - $10,085
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $772 - $1,569
Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 202
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola is a neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Plano, TX, Flower Mound, TX, and McKinney, TX. Dr. Loyola has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: cervical herniated disc, spinal pain, and bulging disc. 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. Dr. Loyola obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Texas Health Flower Mound. Dr. Loyola's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
1105 Central Expressway North; Suite 370
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Rajesh Putcha is an adult gastroenterology specialist in McKinney, TX and Allen, TX. His clinical interests include hepatitis C, celiac disease, and liver tumor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Digestive Disease Consultants (TDDC). Dr. Putcha is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Dr. Putcha has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Liver Tumor, Gastroparesis, Rectal Problems, Cirrhosis, Colitis, Hepatectomy, Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Vudhi Vudhipoom Slabisak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
955 Garden Park Drive; Suite 200
Allen, TX
 

Dr. Vudhi Slabisak's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Clinical interests for Dr. Slabisak include spine problems. The average patient rating for Dr. Slabisak is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Slabisak's professional affiliations include Texas Health Allen, Texas Health Dallas, and Texas Health Plano. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Spine Problems

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $21,707
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $6,446

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4510 Medical Center Drive; Suite 313
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Steven Meyer specializes in interventional cardiology and practices in Dallas, TX and McKinney, TX. Dr. Meyer is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Dallas. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is open to new patients. His medical residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center. He speaks Afrikaans.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $579
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
14660 State Hwy 121; Suite 100
Frisco, TX
 

Dr. Troy Diehl sees patients in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Diehl's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include joint reconstruction, arthroscopic surgery, and ACL injury. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Diehl accepts Aetna EPO, Anthem, and Blue Cross/Blue Shield, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Summa Health System, Dr. Diehl attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Pain, Hip Pain, ACL Injury, Knee Pain, Knee Sprain, Joint Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Tuan-Hung Ba Chu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other
8865 Synergy Drive; Suite 101
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Tuan-Hung Chu's medical specialty is general surgery and vascular surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: amputation, carotid artery stenting, and carotid artery disease. Dr. Chu is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Dallas, and Texas Health Plano. 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. Dr. Chu is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Chu completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. He speaks Vietnamese.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Restless Leg Syndrome, Peripheral Angiogram, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aorta Surgery, Peripheral ... (Read more)

Dr. Neelesh Harihara Mehendale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
6717 West Eldorado Parkway; Suite 140
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mehendale's education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Clinical interests for Dr. Mehendale include throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, Rhinitis, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $1,530 - $17,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $465 - $2,239
Dr. Christine Wan Baidwan, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
7900 Henneman Way; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Christine Baidwan is a general OB/GYN. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City McKinney (MCM). Dr. Baidwan 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. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Baidwan performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Baidwan (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Mandarin and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Vaginal Infection, High Risk Pregnancy, Female ... (Read more)

Dr. Heather Sloan Derrick, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
7900 Henneman Way; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Heather Derrick is a specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Derrick's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City McKinney (MCM). New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, Vaginal Infection, High Risk Pregnancy, Female ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Gynecology
7900 Henneman Way; Suite 100
Mckinney, TX
 

Dr. Andrew Shimer is a physician who specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Shimer average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Shimer is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Medical City McKinney (MCM). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shimer honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Contraception, High Risk Pregnancy, Female Infertility, Fibroids, ... (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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