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Dr. Kulvinder Singh Bajwa, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Kulvinder Bajwa's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Bellaire, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Dr. Bajwa attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Temple University. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bajwa include weight management. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bajwa is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Hernia, Laparoscopic Gastric Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Stuart A Harlin, MD
Specializes in Legal Medicine, Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 320
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Stuart Harlin specializes in legal medicine, vascular surgery, and cardiothoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC). Dr. Harlin is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Harlin trained at Keesler Air Force Base Medical Center and Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. The average patient rating for Dr. Harlin is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Harlin honors Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,799
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,282
Dr. Matthew William Wasserman, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Wasserman practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Wasserman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Wasserman attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Wasserman's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nina Holtzapple Dereska, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 509
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Nina Dereska sees patients in Sugar Land, TX. Her medical specialty is urogynecology. Her clinical interests include menopause, pelvic surgery, and female urologic disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Dereska is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dereska welcomes new patients. She studied medicine at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Her residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Dereska (or staff) speaks the following languages: Telephone Interpretation and Spanish.

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

All Interests: Female Urologic Disorders, Laparoscopically Assisted Vaginal Hysterectomy, Gynecologic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Edward Flores, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Steven Flores is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He works in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Dr. Flores's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended Baylor College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, the University of Texas (UT) Physicians, and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. Dr. Flores has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, arthroscopic surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), minimally invasive knee replacement, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Vishal Michael Shah, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Vishal Shah is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. After attending the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dr. Shah completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Marcus Michael Aquino, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
1213 Herman Drive; Suite 220
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Marcus Aquino specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Aquino include warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He studied medicine at St. John's Medical College. His professional affiliations include Houston Methodist and Park Plaza Hospital. Dr. Aquino welcomes new patients.

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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)

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, General Podiatry
17510 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 530
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Marco Vargas' areas of specialization are foot & ankle surgery and general podiatry; he sees patients in Sugar Land, TX and Houston, TX. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include warts, arthroscopic surgery, and hammer toe. Dr. Vargas is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Dr. Vargas speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Warts, Bone Spurs, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Osteotomy, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Burk Rivers, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1517 Thompson Road; #1100
Richmond, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Rivers is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Scott and White Healthcare and the University of Mississippi Medical Center, Dr. Rivers attended Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school. Dr. Rivers has a special interest in sports health and total knee replacement. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Total Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $746 - $2,146
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,027
Dr. Mark Lawrence Prasarn, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Mark Prasarn's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Prasarn is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Prasarn has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Rising Stars. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH), Memorial Hermann - Texas Medical Center (TMC), and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Bone Spurs, Spine Reconstruction, Neck Pain, Spinal Pain, Lower Back Pain, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric Frank Berkman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway South; Suite 450
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Eric Berkman specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Bellaire, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University, Dr. Berkman attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Berkman has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH).

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, Spine Problems, Spine Surgery ... (Read more)

Dr. Matthew Eric Koepplinger, DO
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17520 West Grand Parkway South; Suite 200
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Koepplinger is a physician who specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Koepplinger trained at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo. He is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Orthopedic & Spine Hospital (MHOSH).

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Wrist Surgery, Elbow Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery, Limb ... (Read more)

Dr. Joey Michael Bluhm, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway South; Suite 490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Joey Bluhm is a general surgery specialist. He has indicated that his clinical interests include thyroid surgery, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, and gallstones. Dr. Bluhm's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Bluhm trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for his residency. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gallstones, Thyroid Surgery, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder Removal, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $654
Dr. Erik Paul Askenasy, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway S.; Suite #190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Erik Askenasy is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, incontinence, and crohn's disease. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Askenasy completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Wylie Moore, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
17510 W. Grand Parkway S.; #490
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Thomas Moore, who practices in Sugar Land, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Moore studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. Joseph Medical Center, Houston. These areas are among his clinical interests: minor surgery, colon cancer, and breast cancer. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Moore is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Houston Methodist. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Gallstones, Minor Surgery, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Appendectomy, Laparoscopic Gallbladder ... (Read more)

Dr. Bidhan B Das, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17510 W Grand Parkway S; Suite 190
Sugar Land, TX
 

Dr. Bidhan Das is a specialist in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Dr. Bidhan Das works in Houston, TX and Sugar Land, TX. Patients rated Dr. Das highly, giving Dr. Das an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Das's areas of clinical interest consist of colon cancer, laparoscopic colectomy, and laparoscopic small bowel resection. Dr. Das is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Das is a graduate of Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Das's residency was performed at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Das has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Das's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. Dr. Das is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Colon Cancer, Laparoscopic Small Bowel Resection, Hemorrhoids, Robotic ... (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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