We found 53 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze 6450/HMO Premier near Tucson, AZ.

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

Dr. Christopher Maloney's medical specialty is plastic surgery and cardiac surgery. Dr. Maloney graduated from New York Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Clinical interests for Dr. Maloney include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Douglas Lowell is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He works in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Lowell accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Lowell trained at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $604
  • Medicare Cost: $201
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
2355 N Ferguson Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Hymie Faitelson sees patients in Tucson, AZ. His medical specialty is adult cardiology. In addition to English, he speaks Hebrew. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. Dr. Faitelson obtained his medical school training at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Faitelson is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Faitelson accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 57
  • Uninsured Cost: $500 - $2,200
  • Medicare Cost: $455 - $833
Dr. Stephen Andrew Goldstein, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Stephen Goldstein is an otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) specialist. He is a graduate of SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University and a graduate of Jefferson University Hospitals' residency program. His clinical interests encompass voice disorders and revision rhinoplasty. Dr. Goldstein is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,563
  • Medicare Cost: $229
Dr. David Ben Siegel, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4727 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. David Siegel sees patients in Tucson, AZ. His medical specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Siegel honors. He obtained his medical school training at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. 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. Armando J Alfaro Jr., MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
2304 N. Rosemont Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Armando Alfaro practices plastic surgery and hand surgery in Tucson, AZ. He is conversant in Spanish. These areas are among Dr. Alfaro's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and St. Mary's Hospital. Dr. Alfaro is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Alfaro trained at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient ratings for Dr. Alfaro average 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alfaro is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Body Contouring, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, ... (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 works as an orthopedic trauma specialist, hand surgeon, and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Kersey has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kersey takes. He attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. In addition to English, he speaks 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

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

Dr. Darren Peress specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. After completing medical school at the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Peress performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 91
  • Uninsured Cost: $827 - $1,848
  • Medicare Cost: $383 - $883
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Specializes in Adult Cardiology
1601 N Swan Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Gregory Pennock is a Tucson, AZ physician who specializes in adult cardiology. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Pennock is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,045
  • Medicare Cost: $523
Dr. Arun Jay Rao, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
5170 E Glenn Street; Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Arun Rao specializes in plastic surgery. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rao accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Rao obtained his medical school training at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and performed his residency at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Laser Resurfacing, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3170 N Swan Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Brandon Massey's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Massey studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Massey is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,388
  • Medicare Cost: $469
Dr. James Byron Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1555 E River Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. James Benjamin is an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Benjamin highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Benjamin include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Benjamin takes. His practice is open to new patients. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Benjamin trained at Arizona Health Sciences Center for his residency. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
2404 E River Road; Building 2 Suite 100
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Jerrold Winter practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Ohio State University College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University Medical Center, Tucson.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 72
  • Uninsured Cost: $955 - $1,910
  • Medicare Cost: $455 - $856
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
5301 E Grant Road; Orthopaedic Building, 1st Floor
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. John Wild's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Wild attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. His areas of expertise consist of arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. 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, Arthroscopic Surgery, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,842
  • Medicare Cost: $541
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2424 N Wyatt
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Scott Slagis is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slagis include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Slagis takes. He studied medicine at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Slagis (or staff) speaks Spanish and Italian.

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

Dr. Mark Kartchner works as a surgeon in Tucson, AZ. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Kartchner attended Harvard Medical School.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $974 - $1,017
  • Medicare Cost: $101 - $115

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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.