We found 19 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Plano, TX.

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Dr. Mitchell Jay Magee, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee's areas of specialization are general surgery, transplant surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Before completing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Dr. Magee attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Magee's areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. 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. Dr. Magee has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Texas Health Dallas, and Medical City Plano. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Esophagus Problems, Heart Problems, Tracheal Cancer, Heart Transplant, Hyperhidrosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $658 - $2,661
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $215 - $861
Dr. Colleen Irene Harrigan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Pavilion 1, Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. She works in Rockwall, TX, Dallas, TX, and Plano, TX. These areas are among her clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and sleeve gastrectomy. Dr. Kennedy honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Rockwall. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Gastric Bypass ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 80
  • Charge (avg.): $7,000 - $7,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,220 - $1,683
Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin is a specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. He works in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Fort Worth, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hostin include scoliosis, spinal pain, and spinal fusion. Dr. Hostin is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Dallas. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. Dr. Hostin's practice is open to new patients. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Scoliosis, Spinal Pain, Spine Imaging, Musculoskeletal Problems, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis is a medical specialist in spine surgery and neurosurgery. Dr. Dennis speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He graduated from Howard University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dennis is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Dennis is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Stenosis, Scoliosis, Brain Cancer, Lower ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Kapadia average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Kapadia honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Kapadia obtained his medical school training at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed 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. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, endoscopic sinus surgery, sinuplasty

All Interests: Turbinate Reduction Surgery, Sleep Disorders, Dizziness, Hoarseness, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Kang Kwon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Robert Kwon is a specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He works in Plano, TX and Rockwall, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, carpal tunnel surgery, and mini tummy tuck. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Kwon completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Kwon speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, Texas Health Rockwall, and Baylor Medical Center at Garland. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Wrist Surgery, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Butt Augmentation, Lip Implants, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Joshua Alexis Lemmon, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3201 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Lemmon is a Richardson, TX physician who specializes in plastic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Lemmon is 4.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include breast reconstruction revision, vaginoplasty, and mini tummy tuck. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended Case Western Reserve University 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. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Lemmon include: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Lemmon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Allen, Medical City Las Colinas, and Medical City Lewisville. Dr. Lemmon is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Vaginoplasty, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Blepharoptosis ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles Shih Chang, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Charles Chang, who practices in Plano, TX and Irving, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and National Naval Medical Center. His areas of expertise include the following: spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Chang 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 speaks Mandarin. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Aneurysm, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Brain Tumor, Vascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy Blake Cole, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Building 1, Suite 205
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Timothy Cole's area of specialization is general surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Cole is in-network for 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 Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. Dr. Cole's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Health Plano. He is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,416
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $594
Dr. Vairavan Saravanan Subramanian Jr., MD
Specializes in Urology
4708 Alliance Boulevard, Pavillion I; Suite 685
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vairavan Subramanian is an urologist in Plano, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Subramanian takes. His practice is open to new patients. Dr. Subramanian is a graduate of Baylor College of Medicine. He trained at Cleveland Clinic for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is conversant in Tamil.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Urologic Cancer, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Walter Xavier Loyola, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola is a neurosurgeon and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist. Dr. Loyola has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Loyola include cervical herniated disc, spinal pain, and bulging disc. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Texas Health Flower Mound. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Loyola has an open panel. He graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Loyola speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Artificial Disc Replacement, Spinal Pain, Complex Spinal Instrumentation, Lower Back Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce Scott Markman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Markman's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Markman include frozen shoulder, sports health, and shoulder fracture. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Markman is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Dallas. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy, ankle arthroscopy

All Interests: Forearm Fracture, Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Shoulder Fracture, Shoulder Reconstruction, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Neelesh Harihara Mehendale, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
4716 Alliance Parkway; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Neelesh Mehendale is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. Patients gave Dr. Mehendale an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: throat problems, sleep disorders, and sinusitis (sinus infection). He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Mehendale obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Mehendale (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Portuguese. His professional affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano.

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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Oral Cancer, Rhinitis, Nose Problems, Sinusitis, Cancer, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 62
  • Charge (avg.): $1,530 - $17,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $465 - $2,239
Dr. Thomas Eugene Le Voyer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3801 W 15th Street; Suite 150b
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Le Voyer is a general surgeon and surgical oncologist. He attended Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Le Voyer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Allen, Medical City Frisco, and Medical City Las Colinas. He welcomes new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,553
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602
Dr. Salim Halim Jabbour, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1705 Ohio Drive; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Salim Jabbour is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Jabbour's clinical interests: cancer, crohn's disease, and colon problems. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jabbour takes. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Jabbour is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Surgical Procedures, Hemorrhoids, Cancer, Colon Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $4,064
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,382
Dr. Dale D Burleson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 280
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dale Burleson is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Burleson (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Clinical interests for Dr. Burleson include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colon surgery. Dr. Burleson is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Dallas, and Texas Health Plano. He studied medicine at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. Dr. Burleson trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas for residency. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Burleson honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colon surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Colon Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Colon Polyps, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,250
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,753

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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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