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Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Clifford Kitten is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and vascular surgeon in Spring, TX, The Woodlands, TX, and Houston, TX. His clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), aortic aneurysm, and heart valve disease. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kitten honors. After attending Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Kitten is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He is open to new patients.

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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, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
17350 St. Luke's Way; Suite 470
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Mettauer is a cardiac surgeon, general surgeon, and chest surgeon in The Woodlands, TX, Cypress, TX, and Houston, TX. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats), and aortic aneurysm. Dr. Mettauer 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 is a graduate of Texas A & M Health Science Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Scott and White Healthcare and Texas Heart Institute. In addition to English, Dr. Mettauer speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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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 Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
118 Shenandoah Drive; Suite A
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Daniel Stroud is a heart surgeon, vascular surgeon, and chest surgeon. These areas are among Dr. Stroud's clinical interests: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), minor surgery, and mitral valve disease. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. He accepts Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients. Before completing his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center and Ochsner Medical Center, Dr. Stroud attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine.

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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)

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
17450 St Lukes Way; Suite 250
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Khawaja Azimuddin practices general surgery and colon & rectal surgery in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. Dr. Azimuddin (or staff) speaks the following languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Hindi. His areas of expertise include cancer, polypectomy (polyp removal), and laparoscopic colectomy. Dr. Azimuddin's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Houston Northwest Medical Center. For his residency, Dr. Azimuddin trained at Our Lady of Mercy Medical Center and LeHigh Valley Hospital Network. Patient ratings for Dr. Azimuddin average 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is open to 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. Rafael A Lugo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
150 Pine Forest Drive; Suite 404
Shenandoah, TX
 

Dr. Rafael Lugo's area of specialization is general surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: cancer surgery, colon cancer, and thyroid cancer. Dr. Lugo has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, and United Healthcare Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Ponce School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Lugo is affiliated with Houston Methodist. Dr. Lugo is accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic colectomy, laparoscopic small bowel resection, laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication, laparoscopic surgery, laparoscopic appendectomy

All Interests: Breast Biopsy, Laparoscopic Colectomy, Gallstones, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Laparoscopic Nissen ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Joseph Pidala, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 320
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Mark Pidala specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Houston, TX and The Woodlands, TX. His areas of expertise include the following: warts, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Pidala is professionally affiliated with Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital, Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pidala is accepting new patients. He attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his residency training at Summa Akron City Hospital. Dr. Pidala has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Warts, Incontinence, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Crohn's Disease, Hemorrhoids, Colon ... (Read more)

Dr. Bryan J Correa, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4850 West Panther Creek; #105
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Bryan Correa specializes in head & neck plastic surgery and practices in The Woodlands, TX, Houston, TX, and Spring, TX. He graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Correa include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and vaginoplasty. Dr. Correa is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Correa is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. He has received the distinction of Recipient of American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Resident, Scholarship. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC), Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Correa has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , MACS (minimal access cranial suspension) facelift, mini facelift

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Vaginoplasty, Vaginal Rejuvenation, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Samir George, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2255 E. Mossy Oaks Road
Houston, TX
 

Dr. Michael George is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, frozen shoulder, and knee surgery. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. George takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Cincinnati, Dr. George attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. George has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, arthroscopic rotator cuff repair

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 56
  • Charge (avg.): $1,000 - $3,041
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $176 - $1,084
Dr. Keith Stephen Flak, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
920 Medical Plaza Drive; Suite 260
Spring, TX
 

Dr. Keith Flak's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He speaks Spanish. He is especially interested in sports health. Dr. Flak's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and Houston Northwest Medical Center. After attending the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna Medicare, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Flak is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. Albert Brant Lipscomb Jr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Albert Lipscomb's areas of specialization are general surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine; he sees patients in The Woodlands, TX. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians. He honors Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Lipscomb attended medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), minimally invasive knee replacement, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Eric William Price, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
17198 St Luke's Way; Suite 600
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Eric Price is an orthopedist. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and cancer. 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. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama. Dr. Price has received professional recognition including the following: Texas Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Houston Methodist. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Musculoskeletal Pain, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (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. Kelly Wayne Blevins, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
9305 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 400
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Kelly Blevins is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in The Woodlands, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Blevins's patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital and the University of Texas (UT) Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, arthroscopic surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), minimally invasive knee replacement, robotic surgery, knee arthroscopy

All Interests: Total Elbow Replacement, Heel Surgery, Kyphoplasty, Sports Health, Hand Fracture, Bone Spurs, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael A Allon, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, Gynecology
17198 St. Luke's Way; Suite 410
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Michael Allon is a reproductive endocrinologist and gynecologist. Dr. Allon (or staff) is conversant in Hebrew and Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Allon include menopause, high risk pregnancy, and endometriosis. He is affiliated with Cypress Fairbanks Medical Center Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Advanced Fertility Center of Texas. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Allon attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. Dr. Allon's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze. Dr. Allon has received the distinction of Texas Super Doctors. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Cyst Removal, Infertility, Gynecologic Procedures, Nutrition Issues, Hysteroscopy, Pap ... (Read more)

Dr. Christine Mihee Lee, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
9200 Pinecroft; Suite 450
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Christine Lee is a gynecologic oncologist. She obtained her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and Wayne State University School of Medicine and performed her residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. Her areas of clinical interest consist of gynecologic procedures and da vinci surgery. Dr. Lee's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Hospital. Dr. Lee 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
Dr. Kevin Michael Moran, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3115 College Park Drive; Suite 112
Conroe, TX
 

Dr. Kevin Moran is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Moran include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and trauma. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston, Dr. Moran performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Ryan Goodson Steward, MD
Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
9200 Pinecroft Drive; Suite 480
The Woodlands, TX
 

Dr. Ryan Steward's specialty is reproductive endocrinology and infertility. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Steward include high risk pregnancy, amenorrhea (missed periods), and dysfunctional uterine bleeding. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital, Houston Methodist, and Tomball Regional Medical Center (TRMC). Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Steward honors. Dr. Steward is accepting new patients. He graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Memorial Hermann and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , operative hysteroscopy

All Interests: Amenorrhea, Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding, Hysteroscopy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometriosis, ... (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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