We found 98 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Cigna near Plano, TX.

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

Dr. Mitchell Magee is a specialist in general surgery, transplant surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Magee include esophageal cancer, video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and advanced heart failure. Dr. Magee's professional 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, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Magee has an open panel. 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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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. Gary Kimble Jett, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Jett's areas of specialization are general surgery and thoracic surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Jett include beating heart (off-pump) coronary bypass surgery, varicose veins, and laser treatment. Patients gave Dr. Jett an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Jett is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Parkland Community Health Plan, and more. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Plano, and Medical City Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, robotic surgery, VATS lobectomy, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Beating Heart Coronary Bypass Surgery, Laser Treatment, Surgical Procedures, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 60
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200 - $4,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $1,604
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 general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. She is a graduate of 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 is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Kennedy is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas Health Rockwall. 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
Dr. Todd M Dewey, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Transplant Surgery
1600 Coit Road; Suite 303
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Todd Dewey's specialties are cardiac surgery and transplant surgery. He practices in Dallas, TX and Plano, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Dewey include maze procedure, myomectomy (fibroid removal), and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dewey honors. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Dewey completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Dewey has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Medical City Children's Hospital and Medical City Plano.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Atrial Fibrillation, Maze Procedure, Minimally Invasive Valve Repair, Heart ... (Read more)

Dr. William T Brinkman, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. William Brinkman specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery and practices in Plano, TX. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. Dr. Brinkman 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 speaks Spanish. Dr. Brinkman is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive cardiac surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Heart Valve Replacement, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, Mitral Regurgitation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Thomson Bowman, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Other, Thoracic Surgery
4001 West 15th Street; Suite 335
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Bowman is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bowman is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Texas Heart Institute. Dr. Bowman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Vietnamese. He is professionally affiliated with Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Medical City Plano.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Aneurysm, Aortic Valve Disease, Peripheral Vascular Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $560 - $1,976
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $208 - $760
Dr. Robert L Smith II, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1100 Allied Drive
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Robert Smith is a physician who specializes in general surgery and thoracic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), aortic valve surgery, and minimally invasive valve repair. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic cardiac surgery, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive cardiac surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Clinical Trials, Heart Valve Replacement, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Stenosis, Aortic Stenosis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Chad Joseph Carlton, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
8080 Independence Parkway; Suite 115
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Chad Carlton's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Carlton has a special interest in sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, and roux-en-y gastric bypass. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Roux-En-y Gastric Bypass, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael J Mack, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1600 Coit Road; #309
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Michael Mack specializes in thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), mitral valve disease, and mitral valve surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mack is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Mack has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health.

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Clinical Interests: Aortic Valve Disease, Aortic Valve Surgery, Mitral Valve Surgery, Heart Valve Surgery, Aortic Valve ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $3,750
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,132
Dr. Richard Alan Hostin Jr., MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Richard Hostin, who practices in Plano, TX, McKinney, TX, and Fort Worth, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. These areas are among Dr. Hostin's clinical interests: scoliosis, spinal pain, and spinal fusion. He is affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Dallas. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hostin honors. He is open to new patients. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Hostin completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received distinctions including 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. Adam Lee Kouyoumjian, DO
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
4031 W Plano Parkway; Suite 100
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Adam Kouyoumjian specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and Carrollton, TX. Dr. Kouyoumjian's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, and Texas Health Plano. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school, Dr. Kouyoumjian completed his residency training at North Shore University Hospital and Peninsula Hospital Center. He has received the distinction of Sigma Sigma Phi National Honary Osteopathic Fraternity. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,481
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $288

Specializes in Otolaryngology
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Lav Kapadia works as an ear, nose and throat specialist in Plano, TX, Frisco, TX, and McKinney, TX. He speaks Gujarati. Clinical interests for Dr. Kapadia include polyps, minimally invasive parathyroidectomy, and turbinate reduction surgery. Dr. Kapadia's hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Texas Health Plano. 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 a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Kapadia is open to new patients.

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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. Ioannis Alexander Avramis, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Pediatric Spine Surgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Ioannis Avramis works as a pediatric orthopedist and pediatric spine surgeon in Plano, TX, Fort Worth, TX, and McKinney, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: lumbar laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and tumor. He is professionally affiliated with Medical City Children's Hospital and Baylor Scott & White Health. Dr. Avramis honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Avramis graduated from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC).

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Lumbar Laminectomy, Kyphoplasty, Artificial Disc Replacement, Stenosis, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce A Byrne, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3201 East George Bush Highway; Suite 101
Richardson, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne sees patients in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Richardson, TX. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Byrne is professionally affiliated with Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Byrne graduated from Ohio State University College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Byrne's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $1,682
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $479
Dr. Gary Creed Dennis, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Neurosurgery
4700 Alliance Boulevard
Plano, TX
 

Dr. Gary Dennis' specialties are spine surgery and neurosurgery. He practices in Frisco, TX and Plano, TX. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Dennis include meningioma, bone spurs, and spine reconstruction. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dennis takes. Dr. Dennis graduated from Howard University College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centennial Medical Center, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, minimally invasive surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery, endoscopic carpal tunnel surgery

All Interests: Disc Problems, Diagnostic Evaluation, Artificial Disc Replacement, Bone Spurs, Stenosis, Scoliosis, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Robert Kwon practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Kwon's areas of expertise include 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 completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kwon 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, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Butt Augmentation, Breast Implant Removal, Breast Lift, ... (Read more)

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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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