We found 4 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Premier near Fort Worth, TX.

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Dr. Michael Craig Delaughter, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Nuclear Medicine
1650 West Magnolia Avenue; Suite 102
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Michael Delaughter is a specialist in adult cardiology, cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm), and nuclear medicine. In his practice, Dr. Delaughter focuses on echocardiogram (echo), atrial fibrillation, and cardiac ablation. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Jack and Jane Hamilton Heart and Vascular Hospital, Medical City Fort Worth, and HeartPlace. Dr. Delaughter is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients. He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Delaughter trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Ablation, Arrhythmias, Echocardiogram, Ablation

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 121
  • Charge (avg.): $975 - $1,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $443 - $880
Dr. Kenneth Wade McBride, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1300 W Terrell Avenue; Suite 500
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Kenneth McBride's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. McBride honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. McBride has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. McBride is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Azle, Texas Health Cleburne, and Texas Health Fort Worth. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $1,358 - $2,411
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $507 - $864

Specializes in General Surgery
1000 W Cannon
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Arvind Patel is a specialist in general surgery. His average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Patel has a special interest in breast issues, laser surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is affiliated with Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, Alexian Brothers Medical Center, and St. Alexius Medical Center. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center, Oak Lawn and Rush University Medical Center, Dr. Patel attended medical school at Medical College Baroda. In addition to English, Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks Gujarati and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laser Surgery, Breast Issues, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000 - $4,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $174 - $667
Dr. Long Ngoc Nguyen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
800 8th Avenue; Suite 616
Fort Worth, TX

Dr. Long Nguyen works as a general surgeon. He is especially interested in cancer surgery, laparoscopic surgery, and weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City North Hills, Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital, and Medical City Alliance. Dr. Nguyen graduated from Rush Medical College. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, United Healthcare Plans, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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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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