We found 239 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Houston, TX.

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Dr. Allen L Milewicz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Milewicz's specialty is pediatric general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Milewicz is 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Milewicz's clinical interests: bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist. Dr. Milewicz is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Milewicz has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Gallstones, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Liver Disease, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Terry K Scarborough, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Terry Scarborough practices general surgery, bariatric surgery, and colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX. Dr. Scarborough obtained his medical school training at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and acid reflux (GERD). His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Scarborough 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. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic nephrectomy, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mary L Brandt, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3023 Kirby Drive; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mary Brandt's medical specialty is pediatric surgery and general surgery. These areas are among her clinical interests: minimally invasive surgery, gastrostomy (G-tube insertion), and appendectomy. Dr. Brandt honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Brandt attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Brandt has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. She is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Gastrostomy, Appendectomy, Fistula, Splenectomy, Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Sohail Rashmi Shah, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6701 Fannin Street; 8th Floor
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sohail Shah practices pediatric surgery and general surgery in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Shah include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), gastrointestinal surgery, and neonatal surgery. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine, Dr. Shah performed his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC) and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital and Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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

All Interests: Ulcerative Colitis, Neonatal Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Monica Esperanza Lopez, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
3023 Kirby Drive; Suite 201
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Monica Lopez's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery. She has indicated that her clinical interests include gastrointestinal problems (digestive disorders), endocrine surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Lopez attended medical school at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Lopez trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endocrine Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Samuel Cox Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950; Po Box 20708 Msb-5.236
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Charles Cox is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Cox is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Acid Reflux, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Colorectal Problems, Hernia, Trauma

Dr. Ali Azizzadeh Fard, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
6400 Fannin Street; Suite 2850
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Ali Azizzadeh specializes in general surgery, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Azizzadeh honors. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Azizzadeh attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Persian. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Arterial Angioplasty, Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair, Carotid Artery Stenting, Dialysis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark V Mazziotti, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
6621 Fannin Street; Cc650 00
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mazziotti's areas of specialization are pediatric surgery and general surgery; he sees patients in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Pearland, TX. Dr. Mazziotti's clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Texas Medical Center (TMC), and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston). 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. Before performing his residency at Washington University Medical Center in St. Louis and Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital, Dr. Mazziotti attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Pectus Excavatum, Surgical Repair, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Surgery

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 800
Houston, TX
 

Dr. George Noon is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Houston, TX. Dr. Noon's areas of expertise include the following: lung transplant, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and thyroid problems. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Texas Heart Institute (THI). He graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO.

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

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Gallstones, Kidney Transplant, Aneurysm, Heart Transplant, Heart Surgery, Lung ... (Read more)

Dr. Paul Jerrall James, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2101 Crawford; Suite 304
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Paul James sees patients in Houston, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. After attending Meharry Medical College for medical school, he completed his residency training at St. Joseph's Hospital. In Dr. James's practice, he is particularly interested in laparoscopic surgery. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. James accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. James is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Park Plaza Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center (Houston).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery

Dr. Sherman Cheung Yu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
1200 Binz Street; 950
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sherman Yu practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Houston, TX. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: sleeve gastrectomy, duodenal switch, and laparoscopic colon surgery. Dr. Yu's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC) and Park Plaza Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Yu has received distinctions including Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic colon surgery, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter W OHara Jr., MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Walter Ohara practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) and lung tumor resection. Dr. Ohara 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. He attended medical school at Eastern Virginia Medical School. For his professional training, Dr. Ohara completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Mercer University. Dr. Ohara is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He is open to 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
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Reardon is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Reardon include heart valve disease and aorta surgery. Dr. Reardon takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reardon graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Reardon's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, 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. Jorge I Leiva, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, 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
Dr. Erik B Wilson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6410 Fannin Street; Suite 1400
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Erik Wilson works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Wilson include colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and duodenal switch. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Wilson is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. Dr. Wilson takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic duodenal switch, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mahesh K Ramchandani, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
6560 Fannin Street; Suite 1836
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mahesh Ramchandani specializes in cardiac surgery and practices in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Baytown, TX. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Ramchandani is affiliated with Houston Methodist. After completing medical school at the University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Ramchandani's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Ramchandani is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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