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Dr. David W Ritter, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
7501 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 270
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. David Ritter's area of specialization is general surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Ritter include thyroid problems, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, and gastric bypass surgery. Dr. Ritter's hospital/clinic affiliations include Texas Health Rockwall, Baylor Scott & White Health, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Baylor University Medical Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Ritter is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Ritter takes 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: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic weight loss surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Thyroid Problems, Weight ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Scott Stephens, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
6800 Scenic Drive
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Jeffrey Stephens is a specialist in general surgery. Before completing his residency at Baylor University Medical Center, Dr. Stephens attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Areas of expertise for Dr. Stephens include cancer surgery, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). Dr. Stephens takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Stephens has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Texas Health Rockwall, and Lake Pointe Medical Center. Dr. Stephens welcomes new patients.

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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 Rose Makohon, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Other
7700 Lakeview Parkway; Suite 300b
Rowlett, TX
 

Dr. Katherine Makohon is a physician who specializes in general surgery. After attending Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Methodist Health System. These areas are among Dr. Makohon's clinical interests: diverticular disease, breast surgery, and gallbladder removal surgery (cholecystectomy). She accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. She speaks Spanish. Dr. Makohon's professional affiliations include Baylor Scott & White Health, Lake Pointe Medical Center, and Texas Health Kaufman. She has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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