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Dr. David W. Ritter M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
average rating 3.08 stars (3 ratings)
7501 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 270
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. David Ritter's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Ritter is conversant in Spanish. His areas of expertise include thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gallbladder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. Patients gave Dr. Ritter an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and United Healthcare Plans. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Intestinal Problems, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Thyroid Problems, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Colleen I. Kennedy MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
3142 Horizon Road; Suite 202
Rockwall, 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
Dr. Christopher James Cottrell M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
average rating 2.82 stars (7 ratings)
7600 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 100
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Christopher Cottrell specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Cottrell's clinical interests include weight loss surgery (bariatric surgery), obesity, and heartburn. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Cottrell honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Cottrell completed a residency program at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic anti-reflux surgery, laparoscopic fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Anti-Reflux Surgery, Laparoscopic Fundoplication, Gastrointestinal Problems, Surgical ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,400
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $554
Mohammad Umar Burney MD
Specializes in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 4.75 stars (1 rating)
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Mohammad Burney is a medical specialist in osteopathic manipulative medicine, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Burney (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, knee arthritis, and carpal tunnel surgery. Dr. Burney's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He attended medical school at St. George's University School of Medicine. Dr. Burney 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. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Knee Pain, Joint Pain, Revision Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, ... (Read more)

Bryan Stapp Armijo MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (27 ratings)
1005 W. Ralph Hall Parkway; #241
Rockwall, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Armijo's specialty is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Armijo accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received the following distinction: Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Armijo is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Medical Center - Plano, Texas Health Rockwall, and Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Armijo's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , tumescent liposuction, mini facelift

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, Nipple ... (Read more)

Mr. Bruce A. Byrne MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
average rating 4.86 stars (9 ratings)
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Bruce Byrne sees patients in Rockwall, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Richardson, TX. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Byrne studied medicine at Ohio State University College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Byrne trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and voluma. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Byrne accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Byrne's professional affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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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. Denton Watumull MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
average rating 4.87 stars (30 ratings)
2300 Marie Curie Boulevard
Garland, 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 East George Bush Freeway; 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)

Dr. Cezar D. Sandu M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Cezar Sandu's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Sandu include knee arthritis, frozen shoulder, and heart problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Sandu graduated from Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Frozen Shoulder, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Shoulder Revision, Knee ... (Read more)

John Keith Abbott III M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
7501 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 270
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. John Abbott's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Abbott's clinical interests include thyroid problems, gallbladder problems, and colonoscopy. 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 attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Gallbladder Problems, Hernia, Esophagogastroduodenoscopy, Melanoma, Thyroid Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $9,990 - $41,455
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $203 - $577

Specializes in Otolaryngology
average rating 4.77 stars (11 ratings)
7801 Lakeview Parkway #120; Suite 120
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Samuel Antony specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and practices in Rowlett, TX, Sunnyvale, TX, and Garland, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Antony include throat problems, endoscopic sinus surgery, and audiometry test. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. After attending Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport for medical school, Dr. Antony completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Antony is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, United Healthcare Choice, and more. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Audiometry Test, Sinus Problems, Ear Problems, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Nose Problems, Thyroid ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $580
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $346
Dr. Daniel Enoch Wandrey M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Wandrey is a general surgery and colon & rectal surgery specialist. Dr. Wandrey is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. In his practice, he is particularly interested in cancer, colon problems, and rectal problems. 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. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Wandrey is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Rectal Problems, Surgical Procedures, Cancer, Colon Problems, Robotic Surgery

Terry Keith Gemas M.D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
average rating 4.75 stars (167 ratings)
810 Ralph Hall Parkway; Suite 140
Rockwall, TX
 

Dr. Terry Gemas' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Dallas, TX, Rockwall, TX, and Duncanville, TX. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Gemas's areas of expertise include the following: total shoulder replacement, knee arthritis, and minimally invasive knee surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall and Baylor Scott & White Health. Before performing his residency at St. Luke's Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Gemas attended the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive knee surgery, minimally invasive hip surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthritis, Sports Health, Shoulder Reconstruction, Knee Pain, Knee Sprain, Foot Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Jeffrey S. Stephens M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens, who practices in Rockwall, TX, Kaufman, TX, and Dallas, TX, is a medical specialist in general surgery. His areas of expertise include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Stephens accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Stephens's medical residency was performed at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Stephens is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Hernia, Cancer Surgery, Breast Surgery, Appendectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $3,600
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628
Dr. Katherine R. Makohon M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
7700 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 300b
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Makohon is a general surgery specialist in Rockwall, TX and Rowlett, TX. Her areas of expertise include diverticular disease, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She 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. Dr. Makohon attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Methodist Health System for residency. She is conversant in Spanish. Her professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Lake Pointe Medical Center, and Texas Health Kaufman. Dr. Makohon's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Appendicitis, Intestinal Problems, Gallbladder Removal Surgery, Bowel Obstruction, Diverticular ... (Read more)

Franklin See-Lai Yau M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
7600 Lakeview Parkway #150; Suite 150
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Franklin Yau's specialties are general surgery and vascular surgery. He practices in Garland, TX, Rowlett, TX, and Plano, TX. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yau include leg pain, carotid artery disease, and stroke. 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 graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Yau is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Angiogram, Vascular Surgery Procedures, Peripheral Artery Disease, Aortic Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,025
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,149

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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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