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Dr. Danny Carlton Little, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery, Critical Care
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Danny Little, who practices in Temple, TX, College Station, TX, and Round Rock, TX, is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, general surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Little takes. Dr. Little is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Little has received professional recognition including the following: Best Clinical Faculty, Temple Surgery Clerkship, Texas A&M College of Medicine; Most Outstanding Surgical Teaching Faculty, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; and Surgical Education Research Fellowship. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Burns, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Intensive Care, Ovarian Disease, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Owens Carpenter, MPH, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Carpenter is a general surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Carpenter's training includes a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Carpenter has received the following distinctions: Jay W. Hillman Award for Education as the resident deemed to be the best; teacher & role model by the third and fourth year students at VSM; and Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society as elected by VSM students.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic abdominal surgery, endoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Abdominal ... (Read more)

Dr. Prashant C Shah, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Prashant Shah's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Temple University Hospital (TUH) and Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shah accepts. After attending St. George's University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, Pectus Excavatum, Lung Resection, Hiatal Hernia, Acid Reflux, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $736 - $3,885
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $243 - $1,665
Dr. Richard E Symmonds Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Richard Symmonds sees patients in Temple, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Symmonds is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Symmonds completed a residency program at Mayo Clinic. He has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, 1978-1979. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery, laparoscopic abdominal surgery, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Laparoscopic Abdominal Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Abdominal Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 40
  • Charge (avg.): $1,981 - $5,295
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $348 - $854
Dr. Lena Perger, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, General Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Lena Perger is a specialist in pediatric surgery and general surgery. She is conversant in German. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Perger attended the University of Ljubljana Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Hirschsprung Disease, Laparoscopic Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Diaphragmatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Daniel C Lee, MD
Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Lee sees patients in Temple, TX and Killeen, TX. His medical specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. In his practice, Dr. Lee focuses on heart problems. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Lee performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Yale-New Haven Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Lee is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Thoracoabdominal Aneurysm, Aortic Dissection, Heart Valve Disease, Heart ... (Read more)

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Dr. Joaquin A Rodriguez, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Joaquin Rodriguez is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Rodriguez is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Rodriguez is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Dr. Rodriguez is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and a graduate of Mayo Clinic's residency program. Dr. Rodriguez takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Choice, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic gastric banding

All Interests: Achalasia, Laparoscopic Gastric Banding, Breast Surgery, Colectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Kelly Dawn Mattix, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Mattix is a pediatric surgery specialist. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Mattix attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. She has received professional recognition including the following: Leonard Ensminger Award-presented by the Indiana Chapter of the American College of Surgeons. She is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Diaphragmatic Hernia Repair, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Abdominal Problems, Esophagus Problems

Dr. Wendy Lynne Czerwinski, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Wendy Czerwinski is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Temple, TX. Dr. Czerwinski is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. She is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with McGill University. Dr. Czerwinski has received the following distinctions: First Annual Jensen Award, Bruner Hand Fellow, Mayo Clinic; Clifford Snyder Award - PSRC, Best resident paper at annual international meeting, McGill University; and Clifford Synder Award - PSRC, Best resident paper at annual international meeting, McGill University. She is conversant in French.

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Relevant Interests: , wrist arthroscopy

All Interests: Carpal Tunnel Surgery, Dupuytren's Contracture, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Cosmetic Surgery, Facial ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Edward Reeve, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Robert Reeve is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Temple, TX and College Station, TX. He has a special interest in arthroscopic surgery and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reeve's education and training includes medical school at Baylor College of Medicine and residency at Scott and White Healthcare. He is professionally affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

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

Dr. Scott Scott Coffield, MD
Specializes in Urology
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. King Coffield's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Coffield is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He attended the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Baylor University Medical Center. He has received distinctions including Best Physicians of USA, Top Physicians of America; Physician Oncology Education Program, Excellence Award; and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society. His professional affiliations include Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS) and Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical nephrectomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL)

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Cryosurgery, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Laparoscopic Radical Nephrectomy, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $5,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $644
Dr. Susan Mary Pike, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2401 S 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Susan Pike is a plastic surgeon. On average, patients gave her a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pike include eyelid surgery, thigh lift (thighplasty), and dermabrasion. She is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pike accepts. She attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Pike's distinctions include: Super Docs, US; Texas Super Doctors; and "Super Doctor," Texas Monthly, 2012, 2014.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Jakob Christopher Thorud, MS, BS
Specializes in Podiatry
1901 Veterans Memorial Drive
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Jakob Thorud is a foot doctor in Temple, TX. These areas are among Dr. Thorud's clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, hammer toe, and foot reconstruction. He accepts United Healthcare Choice, United Healthcare HSA, and Humana HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. Dr. Thorud's professional affiliations include Mercy Health System and Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS).

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Ankle Fracture, Wounds, Hammer Toe, Preventive Care, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. Scott McLeod Munroe, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Scott Munroe specializes in foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine and practices in Temple, TX. Dr. Munroe attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Texas A & M Health Science Center. His areas of expertise include replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: Alpha Omega Alpha and Orthopaedic Faculty Instructor of the year. He is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Dysplasia, Arthroscopic Surgery, Ankle Problems, Knee Replacement, Foot Problems, Replacement ... (Read more)

Specializes in Neurosurgery
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Ethan Benardete is a Temple, TX physician who specializes in neurosurgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice. Dr. Benardete studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. For his residency, Dr. Benardete trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). He has received the distinction of Chief Resident, Neurosurgery, New York University, New York, NY, 2001-2002. Dr. Benardete is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Endoscopic Surgery, Vascular Malformations, Pituitary Surgery, Carotid Artery Surgery, Endovascular ... (Read more)

Dr. Patrick Shepherd Lowry, MD
Specializes in Urology
2401 S. 31st Street
Temple, TX
 

Dr. Patrick Lowry practices urology (urinary tract disease). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Lowry graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare. He has received the following distinctions: Scott & White/Texas A&M HSC GME Distinguished Alumnus; Endourological Society Essay contest, 3rd place; and Pfizer Scholar in Urology, University of Wisconsin. Dr. Lowry is affiliated with Baylor Scott & White Health - Central Texas.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic radical prostatectomy, robotic partial nephrectomy, percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), robotic prostatectomy

All Interests: Robotic Partial Nephrectomy, Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy, Pyeloplasty, Robotic Prostatectomy, ... (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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