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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.3 stars (5 ratings)
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten, who practices in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kitten include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kitten's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer M.D.
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (5 ratings)
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Mettauer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mettauer is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Spring, TX, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Stroud's areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stroud is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Mr. Matthew J. St Laurent MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.62 stars (4 ratings)
21212 Northwest Freeway; #305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Matthew St Laurent is a general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery specialist. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. St Laurent's clinical interests include obesity and laparoscopic gastric banding. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. He is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. St Laurent trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas for residency. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. St Laurent is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Obesity

Jorge I. Leiva MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.81 stars (4 ratings)
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Patients gave Dr. Leiva an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. For his residency, Dr. Leiva trained at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Leiva is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Warts, Lung Biopsy, Circumcision, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Skin Cancer, Gastrointestinal ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,780
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $622

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (3 ratings)
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 655
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Said Bina is a general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery specialist in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. Patient ratings for Dr. Bina average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests encompass laparoscopic gastric banding. Dr. Bina takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Weight Loss Surgery

Dr. John Hugh Roff III M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4 stars (3 ratings)
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 530
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. John Roff, who practices in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Roff attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His clinical interests include dermabrasion, moles, and oral reconstruction. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Roff accepts. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

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

Dr. Mukarram A. Baig M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
average rating 4.25 stars (2 ratings)
21216 Nw Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mukarram Baig's areas of specialization are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Baig include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Baig's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $524
Dr. Kim Dorian Keller MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 4.26 stars (14 ratings)
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 210
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kim Keller's specialty is general surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Keller include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center, Dr. Keller attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Keller (or staff) is conversant in Sign Language and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Warts, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Skin Biopsy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 55
  • Charge (avg.): $3,031 - $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $584 - $590
S. Manny Ayyar MD
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's medical specialty is general surgery. Dr. Ayyar graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for his residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Ayyar include cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Ayyar has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Ayyar has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $2,638 - $15,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $599 - $969
Dr. Kamran K. Sherwani M.D.
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
21216 Nw Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Sherwani is a specialist in adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. Dr. Sherwani (or staff) is conversant in Urdu and Spanish. Dr. Sherwani's areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After completing medical school at East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and Rawalpindi Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Sherwani's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, High Cholesterol, Stroke, Heart Failure, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $524
Dr. Joseph Samuel Montgomery III MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
average rating 3.23 stars (37 ratings)
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 315
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Montgomery is a general gynecologist in Cypress, TX. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Montgomery trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Montgomery include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. The average patient rating for Dr. Montgomery is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. In addition to English, Dr. Montgomery speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Hysterectomy, Infertility, Vaginal Prolapse, Pap Test, Pelvic Pain, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 5 stars (3 ratings)
27700 Northwest Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm is a medical specialist in general surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of clinical interest consist of thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. Dr. Bluhm's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. Dr. Bluhm honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. His practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Bluhm attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $654
Dr. Todd Miles Holt MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 2.7 stars (6 ratings)
13114 Fm 1960; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Holt is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Holt's areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Dr. Holt welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Mary Elizabeth Hienaman MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.33 stars (3 ratings)
13114 Fm 1960; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Hienaman specializes in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Hienaman has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Hienaman include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hienaman honors. Dr. Hienaman is accepting new patients. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy, laparoscopic surgery

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

David Neil Gunther DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
average rating 4.2 stars (5 ratings)
10720 Barker Cypress
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. David Gunther's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. He practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. Dr. Gunther speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Gunther include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Gunther has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Bursitis, Morton's Neuroma, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Osteomyelitis, ... (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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