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We found 53 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 plastic surgery and cardiac surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Maloney is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He 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.

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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, who practices in Tucson, AZ, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. Dr. Lowell studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. He completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 an adult cardiology specialist in Tucson, AZ. He speaks Hebrew. Dr. Faitelson is professionally affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. He graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and then he performed his residency at The Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital, Boston Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He 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 works as an ear, nose and throat specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Goldstein include voice disorders and revision rhinoplasty. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Goldstein takes. He attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine and SUNY Upstate Medical University. For his professional training, Dr. Goldstein completed a residency program at Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Goldstein 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, Dr. Siegel attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. Dr. Siegel is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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)

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

Dr. Armando Alfaro is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Tucson, AZ. In addition to English, Dr. Alfaro speaks Spanish. These areas are among his 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. His training includes residency programs at Strong Memorial Hospital and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Alfaro honors.

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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 practices orthopedic trauma, hand surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Dr. Kersey is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center, Dr. Kersey attended medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Kersey's practice is open to new patients.

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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 is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Peress is affiliated with Banner - University Medicine. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Dr. Peress attended the University of Toronto Faculty of Medicine for medical school. 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

  • 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's area of specialization is adult cardiology. He attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Arizona for residency. Dr. Pennock has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Rao at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rao honors. Dr. Rao's education and training includes medical school at Central University of the Caribbean School of Medicine and 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 practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Massey's education and training includes medical school at St. Louis University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with St. Louis University (SLU). He is 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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Benjamin's education and training includes medical school at the University of Arizona College of Medicine and residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 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 is accepting new patients.

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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 is an adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Tucson, AZ. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Winter is a graduate of Ohio State University College of Medicine. He trained at the University Medical Center, Tucson for his residency.

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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 specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Tucson, AZ. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. Dr. Wild graduated from the University of Arizona College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. 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, 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Tucson, AZ. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Slagis takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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 (or staff) speaks the following languages: 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 is a specialist in surgery. He works in Tucson, AZ. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Harvard Medical School and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency.

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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.