We found 36 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept United Healthcare Bronze near San Antonio, TX.

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Dr. Rene Gilbert Jaso, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
1303 Mccullough Avenue; Metropolitan Professional Building, 538
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Rene Jaso's specialties are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and trauma surgery. Dr. Jaso has indicated that his clinical interests include skin rejuvenation, sleeve gastrectomy, and duodenal switch. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. He attended Michigan State University College of Human Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Mayo Clinic for residency. Dr. Jaso is professionally affiliated with Southwest General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gastric banding

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

Dr. Joseph Keith Wright, MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
414 Navarro Street; Suite 810
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Joseph Wright's medical specialty is bariatric surgery. Dr. Wright is professionally affiliated with Nix Health. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 85
  • Charge (avg.): $2,926 - $10,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $611 - $1,474
Alexandriah N. Alas, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Alexandriah Alas is a female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology specialist in San Antonio, TX. Before completing her residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Dr. Alas attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. Her clinical interests encompass minimally invasive surgery, incontinence, and urogynecological problems. Dr. Alas honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Alas is affiliated with UT Medicine San Antonio and the University Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Incontinence, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Urogynecological Problems

Dr. Mark M Casillas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
414 Navarro Street; Suite 1616
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Mark Casillas practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Antonio, TX. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic. Areas of expertise for Dr. Casillas include foot problems and ankle problems. Dr. Casillas has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Casillas is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Nix Health. He is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Arthritis, Foot Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Marvin R Brown, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
400 Concord Plaza Drive; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Marvin Brown is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Brown speaks Spanish. He has indicated that his clinical interests include foot problems and ankle problems. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Brown trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Brown average 2.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Brown has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Heel Pain, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Hinh Keith D Nguyen, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology
1100 Mccullough Avenue; Suite 300
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Hinh Nguyen is a specialist in adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. Dr. Nguyen's areas of expertise include the following: inferior vena cava (IVC) filter placement, stent placement (stenting), and ankle brachial index (ABI). Dr. Nguyen is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Nguyen (or staff) speaks Vietnamese. He also offers language support for patients who speak Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Inferior Vena Cava Filter Placement, Stent Placement, Heart Problems, Heart Failure, Kidney ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,416
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $490
Dr. Uwe Rainer Pontius, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
19 Auburn Place
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Uwe Pontius is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in San Antonio, TX. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Pontius has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Before completing his residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center and Charity Hospital, New Orleans, Dr. Pontius attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Texas Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Methodist Health System and Methodist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Matthew Robert Schmitz, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3851 Roger Brooke Drive
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Matthew Schmitz's specialty is pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Travis C Burns, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3551 Roger Brooke Drive
Fort Sam Houston, TX
 

Dr. Travis Burns sees patients in Fort Sam Houston, TX and San Antonio, TX. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Burns is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and more. He attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school and subsequently trained at San Antonio Military Medical Center for residency. Dr. Burns is affiliated with Southwest General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Harmon W Kelley, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4115 East Southcross Boulevard; Suite 102
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Harmon Kelley, who practices in San Antonio, TX, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Kelley average 3.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Kelley include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and cryotherapy. He is affiliated with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Kelley studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Dr. Kelley speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Intrauterine Device Insertion, ... (Read more)

Dr. Raul Ramos, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
903 W. Martin Street
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Raul Ramos' areas of specialization are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. In his practice, Dr. Ramos focuses on colorectal surgery procedures. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. Dr. Ramos obtained his medical school training at Autonomous University of Nuevo Leon Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with the University Health System.

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Clinical Interests: Colorectal Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,266
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,476
Dr. Peter Anthony Ruff, MD
Specializes in Urology
4212 E Southcross Boulevard; Suite 125
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Peter Ruff is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Ruff's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Ruff's professional affiliations include Seton Medical Center Austin, the University Medical Center Brackenridge, and Seton Northwest Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,735 - $3,581
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $412 - $1,517
Dr. Stace S Rust, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
414 Navarro Street; Suite 1616
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Stace Rust practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in San Antonio, TX. Dr. Rust speaks German. Her areas of expertise consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and elbow problems. She is affiliated with Nix Health. Dr. Rust studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rust accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Margaret A Kelley, MD
Specializes in Other, General Obstetrics & Gynecology
4115 East Southcross Boulevard; Suite 102
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Margaret Kelley works as a general OB/GYN. Her patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Kelley's areas of expertise include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and cryotherapy. She is professionally affiliated with Metropolitan Methodist Hospital. She honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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Relevant Interests: , loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Cryosurgery, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Intrauterine Device Insertion, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Interventional Cardiology, Other
927 Mccullough Avenue
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. William Wu's specialties are adult cardiology and interventional cardiology. Patients gave Dr. Wu an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He 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. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,341
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $482

Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
343 West Houston; Suite 705
San Antonio, TX
 

Dr. Rolando Saenz sees patients in San Antonio, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Saenz is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Southwest General Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $3,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $599

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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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