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Dr. David Garrett Jr., MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
1303 Mccullough Avenue; Suite 434
San Antonio, TX

Dr. David Garrett works as a neurosurgeon in San Antonio, TX and Temple, TX. Dr. Garrett accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas, and Blue Choice. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Wilford Hall Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: American Academy of Neurological Surgery, Resident Research Award. In addition to English, Dr. Garrett (or staff) speaks Spanish and German. Dr. Garrett is affiliated with Scott & White Healthcare.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic skull base surgery

All Interests: Herniated Disc, Spinal Fusion, Lumbar Spine Problems, Pituitary Surgery, Endoscopic Skull Base ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
1303 Mccullough Avenue; Suite 242
San Antonio, TX

Dr. Walter Bain is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist in San Antonio, TX. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Bain has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $723
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $322

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What is Endoscopic Surgery?

Endoscopic surgery is a type of minimally invasive surgery using a tool called an endoscope, a kind of thin, hollow tube. The endoscope contains optical fibers that transmit light and images, so a doctor can see through it. It can be inserted through a small incision or into an opening in the body (such as the mouth, nose, or anus). The endoscope allows a physician access to see and perform procedures on the inside of the body without needing to make a large incision.

Once the endoscope is moved inside the body, the physician can use it to examine the area. Then very small tools can be moved through the tube of the endoscope and used to perform the surgery. Miniature forceps can take a biopsy or remove a growth, place and take out stitches, or collect cell samples. Endoscopic surgery can be used for many different procedures including sinus surgery, kidney stone removal and certain biopsies. It can even be used for brain surgery.

Because endoscopic surgery requires either a very tiny incision or none at all, there is very little scarring and a much easier recovery than with full open surgery.
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