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We found 54 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Tucson, AZ.

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

Dr. Christopher Maloney is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery and cardiac surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Maloney include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He 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. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Maloney takes.

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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 cardiothoracic surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lowell studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University.

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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 is a physician who specializes in adult cardiology. The average patient rating for Dr. Faitelson is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Faitelson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. His residency was performed at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Faitelson is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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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's area of specialization is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). His areas of expertise include the following: voice disorders and revision rhinoplasty. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medical Center Tucson. Dr. Goldstein is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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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. 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's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kersey graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. 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's specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Siegel graduated from New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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)

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

Dr. Armando Alfaro specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. He speaks Spanish. Areas of expertise for Dr. Alfaro include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Tucson Medical Center, and St. Mary's Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and performed his residency at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Patient reviews placed Dr. Alfaro at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, Health Net, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic Surgery, Breast ... (Read more)

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. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Rao takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Michigan State University Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies, Dr. Rao attended Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine. Dr. Rao 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 Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4729 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Darren Peress works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. He is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Peress attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) for residency.

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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 is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. He attended medical school at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. Dr. Pennock trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pennock accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,045
  • Medicare Cost: $523
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Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
3170 N Swan Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Brandon Massey is a plastic surgery and hand surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Massey is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). Dr. Massey is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,388
  • Medicare Cost: $469
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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. Dr. Slagis (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Areas of expertise for Dr. Slagis include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center and Arizona Health Sciences Center for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Slagis is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors 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, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Jerrold Winter is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine and a graduate of the University Medical Center, Tucson's residency program.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 72
  • Uninsured Cost: $955 - $1,910
  • Medicare Cost: $455 - $856
Dr. James Byron Benjamin, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1555 E River Road
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. James Benjamin's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Benjamin attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Benjamin include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). The average patient rating for Dr. Benjamin is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Benjamin accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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

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

Dr. John Wild is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wild include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wild accepts. After completing medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine.

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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 Surgery
4715 E Camp Lowell Drive
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Jeffrey Monash's specialty is surgery. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Monash takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Beaumont Hospitals.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,840
  • Medicare Cost: $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.