We found 37 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Tucson, AZ.

Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1951 N Wilmot Road; Building 2
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Douglas Lowell's medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. Dr. Lowell completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $604
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $201
Dr. Arun Jay Rao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5170 E Glenn Street; Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Arun Rao specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Rao is rated highly by his patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and Northwest Medical Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Dr. Rao completed his residency training at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. He has received the distinction of Tucson Lifestyle Magazine Top Plastic Surgeons. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Christopher Thomas Maloney Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3170 N Swan Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Christopher Maloney's specialties are plastic surgery and general surgery. He practices in Tucson, AZ. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Before completing his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Maloney attended medical school at New York Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. The average patient rating for Dr. Maloney is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Maloney honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Best Doctors in America; Castle Connolly Top Doctors; and Arizona Daily Star Reader's Choice Award.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Chin ... (Read more)

Dr. Armando J Alfaro Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2304 N. Rosemont Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Armando Alfaro's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Alfaro include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient ratings for Dr. Alfaro average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Alfaro's training includes residency programs at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Alfaro's hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and St. Mary's Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Ptosis Repair, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Chin Implants, Nipple ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen Andrew Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Stephen Goldstein specializes in facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He is especially interested in voice disorders and revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Goldstein is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. He studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. He completed his residency training at Jefferson University Hospitals. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein takes.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Sinus Problems, Voice Disorders, Surgical Procedures, Revision Rhinoplasty, Nose Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. David Ben Siegel, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4727 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. David Siegel specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Siegel is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, Dr. Siegel speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Nerve ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert Charles Kersey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
6567 E Carondelet Drive; Suite 415
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Robert Kersey is a physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Kersey attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kersey is conversant in Spanish. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4729 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Darren Peress practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). Dr. Peress is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 91
  • Charge (avg.): $827 - $1,848
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $383 - $883
Dr. James Byron Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1555 E River Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. James Benjamin is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Benjamin studied medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Benjamin completed a residency program at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Benjamin include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Benjamin has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Benjamin welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Pain, Hip Problems, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in General Surgery
4715 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Monash is a medical specialist in general surgery. Dr. Monash is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He trained at Beaumont Hospitals for residency. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $4,840
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,682

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5301 E. Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. John Wild is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Wild is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine for his residency.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
630 N Alvernon Way; Suite 351
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Brandon Massey is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist. Dr. Massey is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU), Dr. Massey attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,388
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $469

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Sports Medicine
5301 E. Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Todd Tucker is a physician who specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Tucker a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He has a special interest in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Arizona Health Sciences Center's residency program.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
630 N Alvernon Way; Suite 351
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Christopher Untch sees patients in Tucson, AZ. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Untch attended Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, F. Edward Hébert School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Untch include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Specializes in General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Critical Care
5240 E Knight Drive; Suite 116
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Jolyon Schilling is a general surgeon, vascular surgeon, and critical care specialist in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Schilling is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending the University of Washington School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,030
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $436

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2424 N Wyatt
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Scott Slagis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Slagis (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Slagis is a graduate of the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Arizona Health Sciences Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slagis honors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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