We found 56 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept PacifiCare near Houston, TX.

Dr. Joseph Stapleton Coselli, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a heart surgeon and vascular surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Coselli include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. Patients rated Dr. Coselli highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Coselli has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic gallbladder removal, endovascular aortic aneurysm repair

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $4,603 - $8,539
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $920 - $1,411
Dr. Allen L Milewicz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Allen Milewicz is a physician who specializes in pediatric general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Milewicz include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. Dr. Milewicz's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Milewicz attended New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital, and Houston Methodist. His practice is open to new patients.

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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. Devinder Singh Bhatia, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Devinder Bhatia is a cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery specialist. Before performing his residency at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Bhatia attended the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Bhatia's clinical interests include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bhatia is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons, in addition to other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Peritoneal Catheter Placement, Lung Biopsy, Maze Procedure, Lung Tumor ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $14,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $823
Dr. Uttam Tripathy, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Uttam Tripathy practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. These areas are among his clinical interests: arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Tripathy is affiliated with Houston Methodist. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tripathy has an open panel. He attended medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack.

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

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bibars Kamal Mirza, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Brian Mirza's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include panniculectomy (removal of excess skin), sleeve gastrectomy, and laparoscopic colectomy. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mirza accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Damascus Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Mirza trained at St. Elizabeth Medical Center, Youngstown for residency. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Mirza'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 gastric banding

All Interests: Sleep Problems, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sclerotherapy, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Krista Lee Olson, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Krista Olson is a facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. She is rated highly by her patients. Dr. Olson's clinical interests include facial problems, dermabrasion, and restylane. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olson accepts. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Olson performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Houstonia Magazine Top Doctor for Ears, Nose & Throat and H Texas Magazine Top Doc. Dr. Olson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Chin Implants, Nose Reconstruction, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Edward Link, BS, PhD, MD
Specializes in Urology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Richard Link's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include polycystic kidney disease, kidney stones, and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Link is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center. He is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Link's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Ureteral Obstruction, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $8,511
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,592
Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Pidala's clinical interests include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University and then went on to complete his residency at Summa Akron City Hospital. Dr. Pidala has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pidala's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. William Hicks Hadnott III, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX
 

Dr. William Hadnott's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His clinical interests include knee problems, hip surgery, and sports health. Dr. Hadnott's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH). He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Dr. Hadnott's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, Joint Surgery, MAKOplasty

Dr. Michael D. Michael M. Frumovitz, MPH, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1155 Herman Pressler Drive, Unit 1362; Cpb6.3562
Houston, TX
 

Dr. M. Frumovitz is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. His education and training includes medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center. Areas of expertise for Dr. Frumovitz include gynecologic surgery. Dr. Frumovitz is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; AAOGF Travel Award, The American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation; and Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Dr. Frumovitz's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Gynecologic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $7,675
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,055
Dr. Hue-Teh Shih, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
6400 Fannin; #2030
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. Dr. Shih's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Shih is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Shih attended medical school at Taipei Medical University. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include American Federation For Clinical Research Trainee Award and American College Of Cardiology/bristol Labs Affiliate-In-Training Travel Award. Dr. Shih (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Chinese.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Non-Invasive Cardiology, Heart Problems, Arrhythmias, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $870
Dr. Matthew L Anderson, PhD, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Anderson is a gynecologic oncology and obstetrics specialist. These areas are among his clinical interests: cancer surgery, pelvic surgery, and cervical dysplasia. Dr. Anderson accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine and a graduate of Yale-New Haven Hospital's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Texas Children's Hospital - Pavilion for Women, and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Anderson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Cervical Dysplasia, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Louis Eisemann, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael Eisemann specializes in plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Houston, TX. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Eisemann honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Dr. Eisemann's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including Listed as a top-rated plastic surgeon in Texas; "Guide to Top Doctors"; and Selected as one of the Top Doctors in Harris County and Bayou City. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Eisemann has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Sean G Boutros, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6400 Fannin; Suite 2290
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Sean Boutros works as a head and neck plastic surgeon. His areas of expertise include the following: breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and oral reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Boutros at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts United Healthcare EPO, United Healthcare HMO, United Healthcare POS, and more. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Boutros include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Boutros is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Texas Children's Hospital, and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Oral Reconstruction, Breast Augmentation, Down ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan J Correa, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Correa is a head and neck plastic surgeon. Dr. Correa speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Correa honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Correa has received the following distinction: Recipient of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Resident, Scholarship. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Isam Yusuof Balat, MD
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1801 Binz Street; Suite 500
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Isam Balat is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Balat average 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), infertility, and endometriosis. Dr. Balat honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann, a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Dr. Balat (or staff) speaks Arabic and Spanish. Dr. Balat is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Balat welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopically assisted vaginal hysterectomy (LAVH)

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Vaginal Birth after Cesarean, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal ... (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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