We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept BlueCross BlueShield Traditional near Plano, TX.

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Mitchell Magee, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Mitchell Magee specializes in general practice, family medicine, and general surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. Dr. Magee's hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Texas Health Dallas, and Medical City Plano. He 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. His practice is open to new patients. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and performed 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 has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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

All Interests: Bronchoscopy, Tracheal Cancer, Heart Transplant, Hyperhidrosis, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, ... (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. Sheetal M. Patel MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Sheetal Patel works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Patel include laparoscopic weight loss surgery and da vinci surgery. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Dr. Patel (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Gujarati. Dr. Patel is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Frisco, and Texas Health Plano. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Surgical Procedures, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss, Da Vinci Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

Colleen I. Kennedy MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 830
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Colleen Kennedy works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. She attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. These areas are among Dr. Kennedy's clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy), and sleeve gastrectomy. She accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. She is affiliated with Texas Health Rockwall and Baylor Scott & White Health. Her practice is open to new patients.

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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

Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 4.36 stars (17 ratings)
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia is a specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). On average, patients gave Dr. Kapadia a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. He is affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano. He 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 is accepting new patients. Dr. Kapadia studied medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kapadia is conversant in Gujarati.

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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)

Kamran Rizvi, MD
Specializes in General Practice, Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
1820 Preston Park Boulevard; Suite 1450
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Kamran Rizvi sees patients in Lewisville, TX, Plano, TX, and Irving, TX. His medical specialties are general practice, adult cardiology, and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Rizvi's education and training includes medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine and residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of hypertension (high blood pressure), syncope (fainting), and pacemaker. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Medical City Denton, and Baylor Scott & White Health. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Hypertension, Arrhythmias, Syncope, Supraventricular Tachycardia, Pacemaker

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 96
  • Charge (avg.): $1,067 - $2,179
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $435 - $847
Dr. Denton Watumull MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
average rating 4.87 stars (30 ratings)
3201 George Bush Highway; #101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Denton Watumull works as a plastic surgeon, hand surgeon, and general surgeon. Dr. Watumull graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, John A. Burns School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Watumull accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Watumull include: Texas Super Doctors; Best Plastic Surgeons in Dallas; and D Magazine, 10 years. He is affiliated with Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Dallas. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Dr. Joshua Alexis Lemmon M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.5 stars (27 ratings)
3201 E President George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Joshua Lemmon's medical specialty is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include breast reconstruction revision, vaginoplasty, and voluma. Dr. Lemmon is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Allen, Medical City Las Colinas, and Medical City Lewisville. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The average patient rating for Dr. Lemmon is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Lemmon honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He has received the following distinctions: Texas Super Doctors and Texas Rising Stars. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

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

Charles S. Chang M.D.
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Charles Chang sees patients in Plano, TX and Irving, TX. His medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Chang include spinal cord tumor, pituitary tumor, and minimally invasive spine surgery. Dr. Chang is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano. He takes 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. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Louis Children's Hospital and National Naval Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin.

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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. Vairavan Saravanan Subramanian Jr. M.D.
Specializes in Urology
4708 Alliance Boulevard; Suite 685
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Vairavan Subramanian works as an urologist in Plano, TX. He is conversant in Tamil. Dr. Subramanian's areas of expertise include the following: bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and erectile dysfunction (impotence). His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Fort Worth. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Subramanian is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Subramanian welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

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

Nicholas James Peiffer MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 1.75 stars (1 rating)
4716 Alliance Parkway; Suite 260
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Nicholas Peiffer sees patients in Frisco, TX, McKinney, TX, and Plano, TX. His medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include throat problems, sleep disorders, and thyroid problems. Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Peiffer accepts. He graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, Dr. Peiffer speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with 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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Clinical Interests: Sleep Disorders, Ear Problems, Nose Problems, Thyroid Problems, Thyroid Surgery, Throat Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $5,387 - $10,085
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $772 - $1,569
Dr. Thomas Eugene Le Voyer FACS, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Surgical Oncology
3801 West 15th Street; Suite 150b
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Le Voyer is a general surgeon and cancer surgeon in Las Colinas, TX, Plano, TX, and McKinney, TX. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, pancreas problems, and bone tumor. Dr. Le Voyer takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare Plans, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and Tripler Army Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Medical City Frisco, and Medical City Las Colinas. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Le Voyer's office for an appointment.

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Clinical Interests: Sarcoma, Esophagus Problems, Hepatobiliary Disorders, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Soft Tissue Tumor, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,553
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $602
Dr. Masoud Saman M.D.
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
average rating 5 stars (12 ratings)
2317 Coit Road; Suite A
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Masoud Saman is a specialist in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He works in Plano, TX and Fort Worth, TX. Dr. Saman (or staff) is conversant in Spanish, French, and Persian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Saman include eyelid surgery, cheek (mid-face) lift, and non-surgical facelift. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Frisco, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City McKinney (MCM). After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. Patient ratings for Dr. Saman average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Saman is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He has received distinctions including Distinction in Surgery, AAFPRS Fellowship Award and Resident Teaching Award, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , mini facelift

All Interests: Chin Surgery, Sinus Surgery, Brow Lift, Revision Rhinoplasty, Ear Surgery, Scar Removal, Hair Loss, ... (Read more)

Walter X. Loyola M.D.
Specializes in Neurosurgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
average rating 2.75 stars (6 ratings)
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Walter Loyola specializes in neurosurgery and osteopathic manipulative medicine and practices in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Flower Mound, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: cervical herniated disc, spinal pain, and bulging disc. Dr. Loyola has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Loyola graduated from Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Texas Health Flower Mound. His practice is open to new patients.

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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)

Bruce Scott Markman M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 3.67 stars (10 ratings)
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Markman is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include frozen shoulder, sports health, and shoulder fracture. Dr. Markman is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Tel Aviv University, Sackler Faculty of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Dallas. Dr. Markman is accepting new patients.

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

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

Thomas Patrick Heffernan MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1600 Coit Road; Suite 210
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Heffernan is a physician who specializes in gynecologic oncology. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Akron General Medical Center. Dr. Heffernan has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital, Texas Health Allen, and Texas Health Plano.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $4,071
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,035
Dale D. Burleson MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 3.27 stars (9 ratings)
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 280
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Dale Burleson's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He practices in Plano, TX and Frisco, TX. Dr. Burleson's clinical interests include diverticular disease, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colon surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. 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. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Burleson attended medical school at Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Burleson (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Dallas, and Texas Health Plano. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Burleson's office for an appointment.

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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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