We found 11 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Solution 102, a Multi-State Plan near Pasadena, TX.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 3 stars (5 ratings)
3337 Plainview; Building B
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Michael Sweeney practices cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery in Houston, TX and Pasadena, TX. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and biopsy. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Hospital. Dr. Sweeney is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Sweeney honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sweeney is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Burke Orthopedics
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
average rating 3.34 stars (23 ratings)
4001 Preston Avenue; Suite 150
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Robert Burke sees patients in Pasadena, TX, Houston, TX, and Pearland, TX. His medical specialties are pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Burke is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for 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 the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 46
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000 - $3,349
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176 - $1,094
Dr. James B. Stafford MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 4 stars (3 ratings)
3350 Fairview Street
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. James Stafford specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stafford include microsurgery, arthritis surgery, and hand problems. Dr. Stafford's professional affiliations include Texas Children's Hospital (TCH), Houston Methodist, and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Stafford trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Elbow Arthroscopy, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Hand Problems, Arthritis Surgery, Hand Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Fernando Jose Ocon M.D.
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
average rating 4.38 stars (11 ratings)
3333 Burke Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Fernando Ocon is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include pap test, sterilization, and pregnancy. Dr. Ocon is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Houston Methodist. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ocon honors. He has an open panel. He is a graduate of Autonomous University of Central America. Dr. Ocon trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for residency.

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

All Interests: Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Incontinence, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, ... (Read more)

Gregory Lee Mangum DPM
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
6021 Fairmont Parkway; Suite 130
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Gregory Mangum's specialties are podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. Dr. Mangum's areas of expertise include bunion surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and ingrown toenails. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital and Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Bone Spurs, Endoscopic Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Laser Surgery, Bunion Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward M. Jacquet III D.P.M.
Specializes in Podiatry, Foot & Ankle Surgery
5119 Fairmont Parkway; Suite B2
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Edward Jacquet practices podiatry (foot & ankle medicine) and foot & ankle surgery. His areas of expertise include diabetes, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital. Dr. Jacquet honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Jacquet completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Chicago.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Diabetes

Dr. Ori Hampel M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
average rating 3 stars (4 ratings)
3230 Strawberry Road
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Ori Hampel works as a pediatric urologist in Pasadena, TX. Dr. Hampel's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hampel trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Hampel is affiliated with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH).

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $675

Specializes in Urology
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
13111 East Freeway; Suite 108
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Roger Le is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He works in Houston, TX. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $3,640
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $820

Specializes in Surgery
average rating 4.75 stars (8 ratings)
3343 Fairview Street
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Dixie Melillo's specialty is surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Melillo a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is professionally affiliated with Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center - Main Facility. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Melillo is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $955
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $566

Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 3.73 stars (7 ratings)
3801 Vista Road; Suite 400
Pasadena, TX
 

Dr. Lawrence Clarke's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Clarke has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 96
  • Charge (avg.): $1,340 - $30,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $338 - $3,402

Specializes in Other
average rating 3.8 stars (5 ratings)
12930 East Freeway
Houston, TX
 

Patient ratings for Dr. Edward Roberts average 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,300
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $572

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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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