We found 12 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA Indemnity near Baytown, TX.

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Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4301 Garth Road, Suite 212; Independence Plaza Ii
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Walter Ohara's areas of specialization are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Ohara's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Ohara's education and training includes medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is accepting new patients.

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

All Interests: Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Collapsed ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Joseph Reardon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reardon is a cardiac surgery specialist. Dr. Reardon's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. In his practice, he is particularly interested in heart valve disease and aorta surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Reardon accepts. Dr. Reardon is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Texas Heart Institute. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Aorta Surgery, Heart Tumor, Heart Valve Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $8,888
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,111
Dr. Mahesh K Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani's specialty is cardiac surgery. His clinical interests include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Ramchandani is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Ramchandani is a graduate of the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, Arrhythmias, ... (Read more)

Alvin C. Goh, MD
Specializes in Oncology, Urology
4401 Garth Road
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Alvin Goh practices oncology (cancer care) and urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include bladder cancer, kidney stones, and laparoscopic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Goh at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Goh attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Goh is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Kidney Transplant, Urologic Disorders, Cancer, Adrenal Tumor, Kidney ... (Read more)

Dr. Leland A Winston, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4000 Garth Road, Suite 200; Bank of America Building
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Leland Winston is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. On average, patients gave Dr. Winston a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Winston honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Dr. Winston attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Winston speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. David M Lintner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4000 Garth Road, Suite 200; Bank of America Building
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. David Lintner is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and adolescent issues. Dr. Lintner is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Lintner attended medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. His residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Dr. Lintner has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Adolescent Issues, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ligament ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua David Harris, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4000 Garth Road, Suite 200; Bank of America Building
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Harris is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hip arthroscopy, sports health, and knee arthroscopy. Dr. Harris is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at Ohio State University Medical Center for his residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Harris is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Surgical Repair, Knee Arthroscopy, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 313; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Boutros Kahla works as a general surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kahla include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and thyroid surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Kahla studied medicine at the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Colon Cancer, Laser Treatment, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $3,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $718
Dr. James G Pyle, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 107; Plaza I
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. James Pyle is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Pyle's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Pyle is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis Surgery, Hip Problems, Reconstructive ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $3,273
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $586
Dr. Mark E Franklin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4201 Garth Road, Suite 107; Plaza 1
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Mark Franklin is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Franklin completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. These areas are among Dr. Franklin's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient reviews placed Dr. Franklin at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4301 Garth Road; Suite
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Paul Redman is a general OB/GYN in Baytown, TX. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: high risk pregnancy, dysfunctional uterine bleeding, and incontinence. Dr. Redman is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Gynecologic Procedures, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Cervical ... (Read more)

Dr. Caroline Kim, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4301 Garth Road; Suite 303
Baytown, TX
 

Dr. Caroline Kim practices general surgery. Her clinical interests include colon cancer, skin surgery, and crohn's disease. Dr. Kim takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. She graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency at Phoenix Integrated Surgical Residency. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Kim is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Bronchoscopy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon ... (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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