We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Choice Bronze PPO 006 near Killeen, TX.

Dr. Kelly Dawn Mattix, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2405 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Mattix works as a pediatric surgeon. Dr. Mattix accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She has received the following distinction: Leonard Ensminger Award-presented by the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. Dr. Mattix is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems

Dr. Scott Scott Coffield, MD
Specializes in Urology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. King Coffield practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Coffield is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Coffield include: Best Physicians of USA, Top Physicians of America; Physician Oncology Education Program, Excellence Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. He is professionally affiliated with Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) and Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $5,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $644
Dr. Susan Mary Pike, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2405 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Susan Pike specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Temple, TX, Round Rock, TX, and Killeen, TX. Dr. Pike's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pike include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and dermabrasion. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Pike trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. She has received the following distinctions: Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Shepherd Lowry, MD
Specializes in Urology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Lowry is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Lowry is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and a graduate of Scott and White Healthcare's residency program. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Scott & White/Texas A&M HSC GME Distinguished Alumnus; Endourological Society Essay contest, 3rd place; and Pfizer Scholar in Urology, University of Wisconsin.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), robotic prostatectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Pyeloplasty, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sandy M Bidner, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 290
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Sandy Bidner is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Killeen, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Bidner's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa. He speaks French. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $515 - $3,125
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,027
Dr. Wilma I Larsen, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 370
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Wilma Larsen sees patients in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Her medical specialties are female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Larsen takes. She studied medicine at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Larsen include: ACOG Mentor Award, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; "A" Designator for Excellence in OB/GYN; and Order of Military Medical Merit. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Fecal Incontinence, Reconstructive Surgery, Urodynamics, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Adam Wesley Racusin, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
36000 Darnall Loop; Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation
Fort Hood, TX
 

Dr. Adam Racusin is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Before performing his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center, Dr. Racusin attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Racusin takes.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Knee Ligament Reconstruction, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Gregory Dean Olsovsky, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 250
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Olsovsky specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) and practices in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. Dr. Olsovsky studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500 - $2,100
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $472 - $813
Dr. Kristofer Ross Wagner, MD
Specializes in Urology
2405 S. Clear Creek Road; Suite 350
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Kristofer Wagner is an urologist. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. Dr. Wagner has received professional recognition including the following: Gerald P. Murphy/Praecis Award, 2004, 2006, 2007; Texas Rising Stars; and Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Wagner is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), laparoscopic pyeloplasty, robotic pyeloplasty, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Cryosurgery, Shock Wave Lithotripsy, Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Laparoscopic Partial Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $2,325 - $5,249
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $373 - $1,640
Dr. Charles Ryon Day, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
800 West Central Texas Expressway; Suite 100
Harker Heights, TX
 

Dr. Charles Day's medical specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Day at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Arthur Allerkamp, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
3106 S W S Young Drive
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Eric Allerkamp is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Allerkamp performed his residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Allerkamp is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Transvaginal Ultrasound, Hysteroscopy, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Urology
2201 S. Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Bernard Morris works as an urologist. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. Dr. Morris attended medical school at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $5,473
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $652

Specializes in Surgery
3816 S Clear Creek Road
Killeen, TX
 

Dr. Senthil Sankaralingam specializes in surgery. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,410
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628

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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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