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Dr. Clifford Mark Kitten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kitten attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Kitten has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kitten 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Dr. Daniel Garber Stroud, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud sees patients in Spring, TX, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. His medical specialties are cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Stroud accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Stroud's practice is open to new patients. Before performing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Stroud attended Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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)

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. Patient ratings for Dr. Mettauer average 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute, Dr. Mettauer attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). 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)

Dr. Matthew J St. Laurent, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
21212 Northwest Freeway; #305
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Matthew St Laurent, who practices in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery. He attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. St Laurent's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. Clinical interests for Dr. St Laurent include obesity and laparoscopic gastric banding. Patient ratings for Dr. St Laurent average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Viant, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. 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 Surgery, Obesity

Dr. Jorge I Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Jorge Leiva sees patients in Cypress, TX and Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His residency was performed at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, thyroid problems, and colon cancer. Dr. Leiva has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Leiva takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 655
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Said Bina is a specialist in general surgery, vascular surgery, and bariatric surgery. Dr. Bina is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic gastric banding. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. He is 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. Rajeshwar Pal Abrol, MD
Specializes in Adult Gastroenterology
18220 State Highway; 249 Suite 340
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Rajeshwar Abrol is a specialist in adult gastroenterology. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Abrol is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. He attended Government Medical College, Amritsar and then went on to complete his residency at Government Medical College and Long Island Jewish Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Abrol (or staff) speaks Spanish, Hindi, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Liver Disease, Pancreas Problems, Colonoscopy

Dr. Kim Dorian Keller, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 210
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kim Keller is a general surgery specialist. Clinical interests for Dr. Keller include warts, thyroid problems, and minor surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Keller honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Keller obtained his medical school training at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Florida Health Science Center. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Keller (or staff) speaks Sign Language and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. Dr. Keller's practice 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: Warts, Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Thoracic Surgery ... (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
Dr. Subramanyam Manny Ayyar, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
21216 Northwest Freeway; Suite 250
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Subramanyam Ayyar's specialty is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and esophageal surgery. Dr. Ayyar is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at St. Joseph's Hospital, Dr. Ayyar attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Ayyar is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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: 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, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Medicine
21216 Nw Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Sherwani practices adult cardiology and nuclear medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Sherwani is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sherwani accepts. Dr. Sherwani is accepting new patients. He attended East Tennessee State University, Quillen College of Medicine and Rawalpindi Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU). In addition to English, Dr. Sherwani (or staff) speaks Urdu and Spanish.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $524
Dr. Mukarram A Baig, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
21216 Nw Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Mukarram Baig practices adult cardiology and interventional cardiology in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), mitral valve prolapse, and high cholesterol (hyperlipidemia). Dr. Baig 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. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Baig trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and a hospital affiliated with East Tennessee State University (ETSU) for residency. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Invasive Cardiology, Hypertension, Heart Problems, Angiogram, Arrhythmias, Atherosclerosis, High ... (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
21212 Northwest Freeway; Suite 315
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Montgomery's area of specialization is general gynecology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Montgomery include laparoscopic hysterectomy, pap test, and vaginal prolapse. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Montgomery has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Montgomery takes.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Pelvic Problems, Hysterectomy, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
27700 Northwest Freeway; Suite 330
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm is a general surgeon in Houston, TX, Katy, TX, and Cypress, TX. He has a special interest in thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. Dr. Bluhm is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. For his professional training, Dr. Bluhm completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Bluhm is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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. Mary Elizabeth Hienaman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13114 Fm 1960; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Hienaman practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Houston, TX. She graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Her areas of expertise include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Hienaman is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy, laparoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Todd Miles Holt, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
13114 Fm 1960; Suite 105
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Todd Holt's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Holt include menopause, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), and high risk pregnancy. Dr. Holt is affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Holt is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch 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
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
10720 Barker Cypress
Cypress, TX
 

Dr. David Gunther practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery in Houston, TX and Cypress, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: warts, arthroscopic surgery, and ulcers. Dr. Gunther is rated highly by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital and Houston Methodist. 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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