We found 52 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze HMO 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 is a specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He works in Austin, TX. Dr. Hyde's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He 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 is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hyde has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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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. Stephen J Dewan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1010 West 40th Street
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Stephen Dewan sees patients in Austin, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Dewan an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. 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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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

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

Dr. Daniel Fortes is a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Austin, TX. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Fortes's distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He 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: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,715 - $5,050
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $917 - $1,710
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 accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kerendi graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. His distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Kerendi 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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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 is a vascular surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Austin, TX. Dr. Dilling accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at 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 is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Gallagher attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is especially interested in arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and osteoarthritis. Dr. Gallagher is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Gallagher is conversant in Medical Spanish. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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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. She is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prisacaru takes. Dr. Prisacaru graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. Dr. Prisacaru's practice is open to 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 works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Austin, TX. Dr. Sharma is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sharma include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. His 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, TriWest, and more. He is open to new patients. Dr. Sharma 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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 a specialist in plastic surgery. He works in Austin, TX. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. Dr. Weinfeld is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Weinfeld a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Weinfeld honors. His distinctions include: Austin Magazine; Top Doctors (Plastic Surgery); and Professional Recognition: Chair. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Weinfeld's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Down Syndrome, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. John Stokes specializes in neurosurgery. Dr. Stokes is especially interested in cervical artificial disc replacement, endoscopic discectomy, and minimally invasive spinal fusion. He is affiliated with Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Medical Center Hays. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Stokes completed a residency program at UNC Hospitals. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stokes has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is accepting new patients.

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

Dr. Michael Breen is a physician who specializes in family medicine and general obstetrics & gynecology. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Maricopa Medical Center, JPS Health Network, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. Dr. Breen's clinical interests include bleeding, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and hysterectomy (uterus removal). He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Breen is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Breen's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and the University Medical Center Brackenridge. He is accepting 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' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Before performing her residency at Ohio State University Medical Center, Dr. Knowles attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Her distinctions include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Knowles's hospital/clinic 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 practices general surgery in Austin, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Uecker include colorectal surgery procedures and laparoscopic gallbladder removal. Dr. Uecker's hospital/clinic affiliations include the University Medical Center Brackenridge, Seton Medical Center Williamson, and Seton Medical Center Hays. Before completing his residency at Methodist Health System, Dr. Uecker attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Uecker is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

Dr. Wendell Drew Fielder, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Trauma Surgery
601 E 15th Street; Department of Surgery Education
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Wendell Fielder is a specialist in general surgery and trauma surgery. Dr. Fielder is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Hernia, Laparoscopic Surgery, Colonoscopy, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Vivian Del Carmen Aguilar, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
911 W 38th Street; Suite 202
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Vivian Aguilar's specialty is urogynecology. She obtained her medical school training at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and Stony Brook University Medical Center, School of Medicine and performed her residency at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Aguilar include pelvic floor dysfunction, robotic surgery, and urinary incontinence. She is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, TriWest, and more. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Aguilar'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: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Interstitial Cystitis, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Urinary Incontinence, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Viet N Tran, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4029 Capital of Texas Highway S; Suite 111
Austin, TX
 

Dr. Viet Tran is a spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. His clinical interests include minimally invasive procedures, surgical procedures, and lower back problems. Dr. Tran honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and TriWest, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Tran is conversant in Vietnamese. His professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF), kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Extreme Lateral Interbody Fusion, Compression Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 43
  • Charge (avg.): $1,592 - $1,675
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $518 - $545

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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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