We found 36 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Tucson, AZ.

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

Dr. Douglas Lowell's specialties are general surgery and thoracic surgery. He attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. His training includes residency programs at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. Dr. Lowell takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rao at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Rao include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. He has received professional recognition including the following: Tucson Lifestyle Magazine Top Plastic Surgeons. Dr. Rao is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and Northwest Medical Center.

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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 is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. The average patient rating for Dr. Alfaro is 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Alfaro takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Alfaro attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional 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's medical specialty is plastic surgery and general surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Maloney honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Maloney studied medicine at New York Medical College and Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. For his residency, Dr. Maloney trained at Metropolitan Hospital Center, New York, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. 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, who practices in Tucson, AZ, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Kersey attended the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Kersey accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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. These areas are among Dr. Benjamin's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Benjamin graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. David Siegel works as a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Tucson, AZ. Dr. Siegel is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Todd Tucker specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine. Patient reviews placed Dr. Tucker at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Georgetown University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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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's medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Goode is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a graduate of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital's residency program.

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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' areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He graduated from the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Arizona Health Sciences Center. Dr. Slagis's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patient ratings for Dr. Slagis average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, 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)

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

Dr. Benjamin Lee's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lee 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 adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cohen takes. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center.

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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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist. His education and training includes medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College and residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center, and Rhode Island Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

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  • 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's areas of specialization are adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Tucson, AZ. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Housman attended the University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and then went on to complete 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, Colon & Rectal Surgery
6506 E Carondelet Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. James Herde specializes in general surgery and colon & rectal surgery and practices in Tucson, AZ. He obtained his medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Herde is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Herde honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $1,887
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $652

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

Dr. Jeffrey Monash's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Monash is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Beaumont Hospitals. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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

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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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