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Dr. Laurens Russell Pickard, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Laurens Pickard is a specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickard include atrial septal defect, aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. Dr. Pickard takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic Aneurysm, Heart Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Stephen Melillo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1051 Pineloch Drive; Suite 100
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Anthony Melillo specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Melillo include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Melillo attended Medical College of Wisconsin and then went on to complete his residency at Naval Medical Center San Diego. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Melillo include: Armed Forces Health Professions Scholarship; Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society; and Merck Manual Award For Outstanding Academic. In addition to English, Dr. Melillo speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Benjamin West Cilento, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
561 Medical Ctr Boulevard; Suite G
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Benjamin Cilento is a physician who specializes in facial plastic surgery, otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat), and head & neck plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Cilento average 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cilento include facial problems, eyelid surgery, and CPAP treatment. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Cilento attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Cilento include: Research Grant for Immunology, American Heart Association; Humanitarian Travel Grant, Amercian Academy of Otolaryngology; and Potsic Furgosen Award, American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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

All Interests: Ptosis Repair, Lip Implants, Double Eyelid Surgery, Chin Implants, Injectable Fillers, Juvederm, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nikoletta Leontaritis Carayannopoulos, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Nikoletta Carayannopoulos, who practices in Galveston, TX and Stafford, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carayannopoulos accepts. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Carayannopoulos's office for an appointment. Dr. Carayannopoulos's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Carayannopoulos (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Greek.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Terri Behrman Pustilnik, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Terri Pustilnik practices gynecologic oncology. On average, patients gave her a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pustilnik include pap test, pelvic surgery, and chemotherapy. Dr. Pustilnik's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. She honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Pustilnik's practice is open to new patients. She attended medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.

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

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

Dr. Eric L Cole, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
2785 Gulf Freeway South
League City, TX
 

Dr. Eric Cole's area of specialization is pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgery. Before performing his residency at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC), Dr. Cole attended Duke University School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Cole include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Cole average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Cole is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Danielle Dewi Marshall, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Danielle Antosh's area of specialization is urogynecology. Dr. Antosh attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) for residency. Her areas of expertise consist of incontinence, urinary tract infection (UTI), and robotic surgery. Her average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Antosh has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Her professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Methodist Health System (North Texas). She has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Endoscopy, Bladder Suspension ... (Read more)

Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He works in Seabrook, TX, Baytown, TX, and Nassau Bay, TX. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Aquino's professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Aquino's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at St. John's Medical College.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Appendicitis, Incontinence, Hydrocelectomy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward Won Lee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Edward Lee's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Houston, TX and Nassau Bay, TX. Dr. Lee obtained his medical school training at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and performed his residency at George Washington University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lee is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Craig Arthur Witz, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
251 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 125
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Craig Witz works as a reproductive endocrinologist. Patient ratings for Dr. Witz average 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include infertility, endometriosis, and operative hysteroscopy. Dr. Witz's hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Witz attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Hysteroscopy, Endometriosis, Infertility, Operative Hysteroscopy

Dr. Linda G Phillips, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1804 West Farm - To - Market Road 646
Dickinson, TX
 

Dr. Linda Phillips, who practices in Galveston, TX, League City, TX, and Dickinson, TX, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Phillips average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Phillips's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and general reconstruction. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Phillips completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. She has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Phillips is professionally affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health).

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Kendall Renee Roehl, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
26 Professional Park Drive
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Kendall Roehl is a specialist in plastic surgery. She works in Webster, TX. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. These areas are among Dr. Roehl's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and tummy tuck revision. She has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. Dr. Roehl has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Revision, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaista A Husain, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Shaista Husain is a pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat), otology and neurotology, and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Her areas of expertise include sinusitis (sinus infection), endoscopic sinus surgery, and thyroid problems. She has received a 1.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Dr. Husain 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. Before completing her residency at Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, California, Long Island College Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), Dr. Husain attended medical school at Khyber Medical College. Her professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Husain welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Sinusitis, Salivary Gland Surgery, Head and Neck Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel Casso, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
18300 St. John Drive
Nassau Bay, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Casso is a plastic surgeon. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at St. Joseph's Hospital for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Casso include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Casso's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Casso speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. Sahadat Kemi Nurudeen, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
251 Medical Center Boulevard; Suite 125
Webster, TX
 

Dr. Sahadat Nurudeen works as an infertility specialist. Her areas of expertise include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. Dr. Nurudeen is rated highly by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Nurudeen accepts. Dr. Nurudeen studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Nurudeen trained at Georgetown University Hospital. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Nurudeen has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Farrah N Siddiqui, MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
1600 West League City Parkway
League City, TX
 

Dr. Farrah Siddiqui is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. She is affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health). Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Dr. Siddiqui attended Aga Khan University Medical College for medical school. Patients gave Dr. Siddiqui an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more.

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  • Charge (avg.): $1,393
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $233

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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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