We found 36 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 is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. Before completing his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University, Dr. Lowell attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 is a plastic surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Rao include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Rao is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and Northwest Medical Center. He attended medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Rao's residency was performed at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. Patient ratings for Dr. Rao average 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received the following distinction: Tucson Lifestyle Magazine Top Plastic Surgeons.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (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; he sees patients in Tucson, AZ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alfaro's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Alfaro graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He trained at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His 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. Christopher Thomas Maloney Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3170 N Swan Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Christopher Maloney works as a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in Tucson, AZ. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Maloney obtained his medical school training at New York Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Maloney is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His distinctions include: 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. 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. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kersey is especially interested in knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Siegel is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Dr. Siegel takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His education and training includes medical school at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is conversant in Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. James Byron Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1555 E River Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. James Benjamin practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benjamin include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Benjamin average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benjamin honors. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, Dr. Benjamin speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Todd Tucker is a specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Tucker's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Tucker attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Joel Richard Goode, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5301 E. Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Joel Goode is a hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Goode's average rating from his patients is 2.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goode honors. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and then he performed his residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Slagis practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Tucson, AZ. In addition to English, Dr. Slagis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian. Dr. Slagis's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Arizona Health Sciences Center. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Benjamin R Lee, MD
Specializes in Urology
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Benjamin Lee is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Lee is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University for residency. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Group (BUMG) and Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 19
  • Charge (avg.): $3,552
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,445

Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2424 N. Wyatt Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Russell Cohen is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cohen include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Cohen's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Benigno Decena practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Decena accepts. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Rhode Island Hospital, Dr. Decena attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 134
  • Charge (avg.): $827 - $1,852
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $407 - $885

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

Dr. Lawrence Housman is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon and sports medicine specialist. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Housman takes. Dr. Housman obtained his medical school training at the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and performed his residency at Montreal General Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Monash is a general surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. Patient ratings for Dr. Monash average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Monash is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Beaumont Hospitals, Dr. Monash attended Wayne State University School of Medicine.

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

Dr. Darren Peress is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. He is affiliated with Banner Health. Dr. Peress 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). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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

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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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