We found 54 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept PacifiCare near Houston, TX.

Allen L Milewicz MD
Specializes in Pediatric General Surgery
Average rating 4.91 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Allen Milewicz is a specialist in pediatric general surgery. He works in Houston, TX. Dr. Milewicz's areas of expertise include bladder cancer, colon cancer, and renal (kidney) biopsy. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He 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. After completing medical school at New York Medical College and New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Dr. Milewicz has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Milewicz is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Laparoscopic Surgery

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Gallstones, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Colon Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Skin Biopsy, S ... (Read more)

Joseph S Coselli MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
Average rating 4.33 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Joseph Coselli is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Coselli's areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), mitral valve prolapse, and thyroid problems. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 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. Coselli accepts. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Baylor Clinic. Dr. Coselli has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, Endovascular Aortic Aneurysm Repair

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Biopsy, Gallstones, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor ... (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
Devinder Bhatia MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 4.78 stars out of 5 (8 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Devinder Bhatia is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include maze procedure, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and minor surgery. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Secure Horizons are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bhatia takes. Dr. Bhatia is a graduate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Carolinas Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Bhatia is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, CHI St. Luke's Health - The Vintage Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $14,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $823
Uttam Tripathy MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Average rating 3.6 stars out of 5 (5 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Uttam Tripathy practices cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tripathy include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and lung volume reduction surgery (LVRS). Dr. Tripathy is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and CHI St. Luke's Health. He attended medical school at S.C.B. Medical College, Cuttack. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Tripathy's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery

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

Dr Krista L Olson MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Facial Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX

Dr. Krista Olson specializes in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), facial plastic surgery, and head & neck plastic surgery and practices in Houston, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Olson include dermabrasion, mentoplasty (chin reduction), and botox injection. Her average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. She 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. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Olson attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school. She has received the following distinctions: Houstonia Magazine Top Doctor for Ears, Nose & Throat and H Texas Magazine Top Doc. Dr. Olson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. She is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Ben Taub Hospital. Dr. Olson is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Mini Facelift

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

Dr Richard Link MD
Specializes in Urology
7200 Cambridge Street; 10th Floor, Suite 10 B
Houston, TX

Dr. Richard Link's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Link's areas of expertise include the following: polycystic kidney disease, nephroscopy, and laser treatment. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Medical Center, and CHI St. Luke's Health. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Link takes. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Link obtained his medical school training at Stanford University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , Minimally Invasive Surgery, Transurethral Resection of the Prostate, Laparoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 21
  • Charge (avg.): $8,511
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,592
Dr Yuri M Gelfand MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
Average rating 3.12 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Yuri Gelfand is an otolaryngologist in Houston, TX and Baytown, TX. Dr. Gelfand's areas of expertise include the following: hearing loss, endoscopic sinus surgery, and ear surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. 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. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he completed his residency training at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Gelfand (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Russian. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Houston Methodist. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Gelfand's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Endoscopic Sinus Surgery

All Interests: Oral Cancer, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laryngology, Hearing Loss, Ear Surgery, Salivary Gland Surger ... (Read more)

Mr Mark J Pidala MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
Average rating 3.5 stars out of 5 (2 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Mark Pidala specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Pidala honors 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. Dr. Pidala attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. His medical residency was performed at Summa Akron City Hospital. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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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 Probl ... (Read more)

Matthew L Anderson MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Matthew Anderson is a gynecologic oncologist and obstetrician in Houston, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include cancer surgery, pelvic surgery, and cervical dysplasia. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Houston Methodist, CHI St. Luke's Health, and Texas Children's Hospital - Pavilion for Women. He graduated from Yale School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Anderson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laparoscopic Surgery, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy

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

William Hicks Hadnott III MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
Average rating 4.12 stars out of 5 (4 ratings)
1200 Binz Street; Suite 1430
Houston, TX

Dr. William Hadnott is an orthopedic surgeon in Houston, TX. His areas of expertise consist of sports health and MAKoplasty. The average patient rating for Dr. Hadnott is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Hadnott studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hadnott trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Hadnott is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH).

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Relevant Interests: , MAKOplasty

All Interests: Sports Health, Joint Surgery, MAKOplasty

Michael M Frumovitz MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (1 rating)
1155 Herman Pressler Drive; Unit 1362, Cpb6.3562
Houston, TX

Dr. M. Frumovitz is a gynecologic oncologist in Houston, TX. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Columbia University Medical Center, Dr. Frumovitz attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. His clinical interests encompass gynecologic surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. His distinctions include: Fellow, American College of Surgeons; AAOGF Travel Award, The American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Foundation; and Fellow, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Frumovitz has an open panel.

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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
HueTeh Shih MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Average rating 4.83 stars out of 5 (3 ratings)
6400 Fannin; #2030
Houston, TX

Dr. Hue-Teh Shih sees patients in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His medical specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Patient reviews placed Dr. Shih at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include ablation, implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) insertion, and electrophysiological (EP) study. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and Park Plaza Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shih accepts. Dr. Shih's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at Taipei Medical University, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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 foreign languages: Spanish and Chinese.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,350
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $870
Dr Michael Louis Eisemann FACS PA MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
Average rating 4.0 stars out of 5 (113 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Michael Eisemann is a plastic surgeon and otolaryngologist. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University, a hospital affiliated with Yale University, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and labiaplasty. On average, patients gave Dr. Eisemann a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Eisemann honors. He has received the following distinctions: 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. Dr. Eisemann is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , Laser Liposuction, Tumescent Liposuction, Endoscopic Surgery

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

Chundar Tsai MD
Specializes in General Practice, Obstetrics, Gynecology
Average rating 4.87 stars out of 5 (6 ratings)
1801 Binz Street; Suite 500
Houston, TX

Dr. Chundar Tsai is a Houston, TX physician who specializes in general practice, obstetrics, and gynecology. Dr. Tsai (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Chinese. These areas are among his clinical interests: menopause, pap test, and amenorrhea (missed periods). Dr. Tsai is professionally affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Park Plaza Hospital. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Tsai trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Tsai takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, 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 Surgery, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Gynecologic Procedures, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Hormone Replacem ... (Read more)

Dr Bryan J Correa MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Average rating 5.0 stars out of 5 (25 ratings)
6565 Fannin Street
Houston, TX

Dr. Bryan Correa is a physician who specializes in head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Correa's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Correa include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Correa's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Recipient of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Resident, Scholarship. Dr. Correa speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist, Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , Laser Liposuction, MACS Facelift, SmartLipo MPX, SmartLipo, Vaser Liposuction, Tumescent Liposuction, Mini Facelift

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

Dr Sean Boutros MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
Average rating 4.49 stars out of 5 (29 ratings)
6400 Fannin; Suite 2290
Houston, TX

Dr. Sean Boutros' medical specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at NYU Langone Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Boutros include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and oral reconstruction. Patients rated Dr. Boutros highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Viant, Blue Choice, and more. His distinctions include: Texas Rising Stars and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Boutros is professionally affiliated with Seton Medical Center Austin, Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), and Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , Endoscopic Surgery

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

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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:
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  • 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.
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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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