We found 62 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Advantage Plus near Austin, TX.

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Dr. Brannon Ray Hyde, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Brannon Hyde's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Austin, TX. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hyde graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Hyde is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,512
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,393
Dr. Daniel Leite Cardoso Fortes, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Fortes' specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He practices in Austin, TX. Dr. Fortes's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,715 - $5,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $917 - $1,710
Dr. Stephen J Dewan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 West 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Dewan practices general surgery and thoracic surgery in Austin, TX. Dr. Dewan's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Dewan has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,293
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $894
Dr. Faraz Kerendi, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Faraz Kerendi's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. 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. Kerendi graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Kerendi include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $4,619
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,431
Dr. Emery W Dilling, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 W 40th Street; Office
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Emery Dilling works as a vascular surgeon and thoracic surgeon. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Dilling graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $1,410
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $611
Dr. Sean Michael Gallagher, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
3901 Medical Parkway; Suite 301
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sean Gallagher specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Gallagher is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. The average patient rating for Dr. Gallagher is 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gallagher is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gallagher trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. In addition to English, he speaks Medical Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Gallagher has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Meniscus Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty, ... (Read more)

Dr. Genoveva Nicoleta Prisacaru, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4007 James Casey; Suite A100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Genoveva Prisacaru is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Her average rating from her patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. She has indicated that her clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy. Dr. Prisacaru is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy for medical school, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Prisacaru's hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Pain, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sanjay Kumar Sharma, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 N Ih; 35 Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Sanjay Sharma is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sharma's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Sharma is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Sharma completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Sharma has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Bryce Weinfeld, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1400 N Ih; 35 Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Adam Weinfeld is an Austin, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Weinfeld is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Weinfeld is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. Dr. Weinfeld is accepting new patients. He attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Austin Magazine; Top Doctors (Plastic Surgery); and Professional Recognition: Chair.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, Butt Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Morton Eggleston III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
805 E 32nd Street; Suite 101
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Eggleston sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Eggleston include eyelid surgery, tummy tuck revision, and panniculectomy (removal of excess skin). He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and more. He graduated from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Eggleston has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Eggleston (or staff) speaks Spanish and French. He is affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Aisha Dalila White, MBA, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
1400 N Ih; 35 Ste 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Aisha White's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. She practices in Round Rock, TX and Austin, TX. Dr. White's average rating from her patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. White include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. Her professional affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. White is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. She is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. White's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, Chin Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. John Klotz Stokes, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1600 West 38th Street; Suite 200
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Stokes, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in neurosurgery. Dr. Stokes has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include cervical artificial disc replacement, endoscopic discectomy, and minimally invasive spinal fusion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Hays. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stokes accepts. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Stokes graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at UNC Hospitals. Dr. Stokes has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic discectomy, minimally invasive spinal fusion

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Spinal Fusion, Stenosis, Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Dr. James R Cullington, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
1400 North I-35; Suite 320
Austin, TX
 

Dr. James Cullington practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Austin, TX. Dr. Cullington attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. The average patient rating for Dr. Cullington is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Cullington is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Hand Fracture, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Butt Augmentation, Cosmetic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael T Breen, MD
Specializes in Family Medicine, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1313 Red River Street; Suite A1
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Michael Breen's specialties are family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. He practices in Austin, TX. The average patient rating for Dr. Breen is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Breen's areas of expertise include the following: bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Breen completed his residency training at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Breen is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bleeding, Consultation, Women's Health Issues, Hysterectomy, Endometriosis, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lynne Marie Knowles, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
4101 James Casey Street; Suite 100
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Lynne Knowles sees patients in Austin, TX. Her medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Knowles honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. She attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center. She has received distinctions including Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Knowles's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $2,724 - $3,056
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $467 - $1,034
Dr. John M Uecker, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
313 E 12th Street; Suite 103
Austin, TX
 

Dr. John Uecker, who practices in Austin, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Uecker obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Methodist Health System. Clinical interests for Dr. Uecker include colorectal surgery procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Uecker honors. He is professionally affiliated with the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Medical Center Williamson, and Seton Medical Center Hays. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Gallstones, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Skin Issues, Cancer, Hernia, Adrenal ... (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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