We found 7 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze near Galveston, TX.

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Dr. Ikenna Chidume Okereke, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Ikenna Okereke is a chest surgeon. Dr. Okereke is rated highly by his patients. He honors 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 Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) and Providence VA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 32
  • Charge (avg.): $712 - $4,659
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $229 - $1,506
Dr. Vinod Kumar Panchbhavi, MS, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Department of Ortho Surg & Rehab
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi is a specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Panchbhavi's clinical interests encompass foot problems and ankle problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Panchbhavi accepts. Dr. Panchbhavi graduated from Osmania Medical College. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
301 University Boulevard; Route 0164
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Carayannopoulos honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. For her professional training, Dr. Carayannopoulos completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) speaks Spanish and Greek. Dr. Carayannopoulos is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Eric L Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole is a pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery specialist in Galveston, TX and League City, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cole is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Dr. Cole takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Implant ... (Read more)

Dr. Linda G Phillips, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Linda Phillips, who practices in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Dickinson, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Phillips's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). She graduated from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Her training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Phillips's average rating from her patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast Lift, Burn Reconstruction, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farrah N Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
301 University Boulevard
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is an otolaryngologist. Dr. Siddiqui is rated highly by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She studied medicine at Aga Khan University Medical College. Dr. Siddiqui completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,393
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $233
Dr. Eduardo Orihuela, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
1005 Harborside Drive
Galveston, TX
 

Dr. Eduardo Orihuela is a pediatric urologist. Dr. Orihuela is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). He attended Cayetano Heredia University and then went on to complete his residency at Union Memorial Hospital and the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). He is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,120
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $834

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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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