We found 27 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic near The Woodlands, TX.

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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 4.3 stars (5 ratings)
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten, who practices in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, general surgery, and vascular surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Kitten include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. He graduated from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Kitten's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He has an open panel.

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

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Thoracic Surgery Procedures, Aortic ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Menefee Mettauer M.D.
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
average rating 5 stars (5 ratings)
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 470
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer works as a heart surgeon, general surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. He is conversant in Spanish. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Mettauer's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After attending Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mettauer is in-network for 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: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Valvuloplasty, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Thoracic ... (Read more)

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Trauma Surgery
17198 St.luke's Way; Suite 450
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ronak Patel is a general surgeon, bariatric surgeon, and trauma surgeon in Desoto, TX, Houston, TX, and Tomball, TX. His clinical interests include breast surgery, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Patel is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. Dr. Patel (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Gujarati. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, robotic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gastrointestinal Problems, Colon Cancer, Breast Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
average rating 5 stars (1 rating)
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud works as a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon in Spring, TX, Cypress, TX, and Shenandoah, TX. Dr. Stroud's areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. His professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center for residency. Dr. Stroud 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: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS)

All Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Heart Problems, Minor Surgery, Aneurysm, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
17183 Interstate 45 S.; Suite 650
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Lucas Duvall's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), and heart valve disease. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Duvall attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. Dr. Duvall's medical residency was performed at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duvall takes. His practice is open to new patients.

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

All Interests: Lung Biopsy, Lung Tumor Resection, Ischemic Cardiomyopathy, Surgical Procedures, Aorta Surgery, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
26400 Kuykendahl Road; Building A, Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Henry Hansen is a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is a graduate of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hansen accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $1,447
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $628
Khawaja Azimuddin M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.34 stars (34 ratings)
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. Areas of expertise for Dr. Azimuddin include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Azimuddin's professional affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. Dr. Azimuddin completed his residency training at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic colon surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Colectomy, Intestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Problems, Laparoscopic Small Bowel ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Wayne Sukin M.D.
Specializes in Urology
average rating 4.83 stars (2 ratings)
17198 St Lukes Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Steven Sukin works as an urologist in Tomball, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: erectile dysfunction (impotence), kidney stones, and ureteroscopy. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sukin accepts. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. Dr. Sukin is affiliated with Houston Methodist, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic radical prostatectomy, transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Erectile Dysfunction, Genitourinary Cancer, Kidney Stones, Sexual ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $2,690
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $813
Eric William Price MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 4.76 stars (420 ratings)
17198 St Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Eric Price sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and cancer. He is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Price graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price accepts. He has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $534 - $3,276
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $168 - $1,027
Dr. Terah C. Isaacson M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17450 St. Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Terah Isaacson is a general surgeon and colon and rectal surgeon. She is conversant in Spanish. In Dr. Isaacson's practice, she is particularly interested in minimally invasive surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, and Park Plaza Hospital. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University for residency. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star. Dr. Isaacson has received the distinction of Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Isaacson's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Minimally Invasive Surgery

Dr. Christine M. Lee M.D.
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
average rating 3.44 stars (13 ratings)
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 450
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christine Lee practices gynecologic oncology in Shenandoah, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gynecologic procedures and da vinci surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine, Dr. Lee performed her residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. She has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. She welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Procedures, Da Vinci Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $3,053
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $994
Kevin M. Moran M. D.
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.85 stars (5 ratings)
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 112
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Moran works as an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Moran's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trauma. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and more. After attending the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Dr. Moran speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Joint Surgery, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthroplasty, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

Dr. Miguel Angel Mercado MD
Specializes in Urology
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Miguel Mercado is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). These areas are among his clinical interests: sexual dysfunction, genitourinary cancer, and transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mercado obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Houston Methodist, and Texas Oncology. Dr. Mercado has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP), laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Genitourinary Cancer, Vasectomy, Vasectomy Reversal, Laparoscopic Surgery, Sexual Dysfunction, ... (Read more)

Tal R. Raphaeli MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 4.66 stars (6 ratings)
26103 Interstate 45 North; Suite 100
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Tal Raphaeli sees patients in Houston, TX, Spring, TX, and The Woodlands, TX. His medical specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and laparoscopic colectomy. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Raphaeli is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Virginia Mason Medical Center. Dr. Raphaeli (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Dr. Raphaeli's practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, robotic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Incontinence, Rectal Problems, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, ... (Read more)

Dr. Nsikak Jarlath Umoh M.P.H., M.D.
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
average rating 5 stars (2 ratings)
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 330
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Nsikak Umoh's specialties are general surgery and colon & rectal surgery. Before completing his residency at Geisinger Medical Center, Dr. Umoh attended medical school at Ahmadu Bello University Faculty of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Umoh include warts, colon cancer, and laparoscopic colectomy. 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 is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Umoh welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $3,446
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $676
Paul S. Gill MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
average rating 4.8 stars (73 ratings)
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 460
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Paul Gill works as a plastic surgeon in The Woodlands, TX and Shenandoah, TX. He attended medical school at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center. He trained at Charity Hospital, New Orleans and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - New Orleans for residency. Dr. Gill's clinical interests include dermabrasion, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Gill is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Catastrophic, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Blue Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: RealSelf Top Doctor and Texas Rising Stars. Dr. Gill is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , QuickLift, tumescent liposuction, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, Lip ... (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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