We found 5 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Wharton, TX.

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Dr. David Perrin Stapenhorst M.D.
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
average rating 4.16 stars (6 ratings)
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. David Stapenhorst is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: dermabrasion, breast augmentation, and endoscopic surgery. Dr. Stapenhorst's professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist Sugar Land Hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Amerigroup Star, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stapenhorst takes. He has an open panel. After completing medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Dr. Stapenhorst performed his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

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Relevant Interests: , tumescent liposuction, mini facelift, endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

Dr. Zachary Robert Mucher M.D.
Specializes in Urology
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. Zachary Mucher practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Wharton, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Mucher include peyronie's disease (penile curvature), erectile dysfunction (impotence), and kidney stones. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital and Houston Methodist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and more. His practice is open to new patients.

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

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

Dr. Carlos D. Zorrilla MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
average rating 4 stars (1 rating)
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. Carlos Zorrilla, who practices in Wharton, TX, Rosenberg, TX, and El Campo, TX, is a medical specialist in adult cardiology. His professional affiliations include Memorial Hermann Southwest Hospital and Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital. He studied medicine at Cayetano Heredia University. Dr. Zorrilla takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $696 - $1,048
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $202 - $524
Arthur F. Chau MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. Arthur Chau practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Houston, TX, Sugar Land, TX, and Wharton, TX. In his practice, Dr. Chau focuses on total knee replacement. Dr. Chau is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Amerigroup Star, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Chau is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Knee Replacement, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

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  • Volume: 101
  • Charge (avg.): $1,106 - $2,431
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $112 - $995
Steven E. Nolan MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
average rating 3.75 stars (4 ratings)
2100 Regional Medical Drive
Wharton, TX
 

Dr. Steven Nolan is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Nolan is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Nolan's clinical interests include knee injury, shoulder injury, and sports health. 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 attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Sugar Land Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Injury, Shoulder Injury, Knee ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 122
  • Charge (avg.): $1,905 - $2,937
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $99 - $1,027

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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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