We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Open Access near Littleton, CO.

Dr. Frederick Merrill Karrer, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Surgery, Transplant Surgery, Critical Care
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO
 

Dr. Fritz Karrer is a medical specialist in pediatric surgery, transplant surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His areas of expertise include the following: intensive care, laparoscopic surgery, and kidney transplant. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Dr. Karrer graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Karrer completed residency programs at Arizona Health Sciences Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karrer takes.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Transplant Procedures, Liver Transplant, Laparoscopic Surgery, Kidney Transplant, Intensive Care, ... (Read more)

Dr. Richard Leonard Tillquist, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
601 E Hampden Avenue; Suite 470
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Richard Tillquist works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Englewood, CO. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tillquist attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tillquist is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,777 - $5,074
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $608 - $1,674
UCHealth - Michelle Wolcott MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2000 S Colorado Boulevard; Ste 1-4500
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Michelle Wolcott practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Wolcott is especially interested in women's health issues and surgical procedures. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Her medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Wolcott's hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Roger Emil Murken, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Roger Murken's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Murken is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Murken is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Conrad Joseph Tirre, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2535 S Downing Street; Suite 440
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Conrad Tirre is a hand surgeon and head and neck plastic surgeon. Before performing his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center, Dr. Tirre attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Tirre accepts. His professional affiliations include St. Anthony's Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, and Porter Adventist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Nipple Surgery, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael H Handler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
151 W. County Line Road
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Michael Handler sees patients in Aurora, CO, Denver, CO, and Littleton, CO. His medical specialty is pediatric neurosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Handler graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Handler's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University.

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Blood Disorders, Neurosurgery, Spine Problems, Epilepsy Surgery, Brain Tumor

Dr. Benjamin Huon Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3701 S Clarkson Street; Suite 200
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Ben Lee is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient ratings for Dr. Lee average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Lip Implants, Chin Implants, ... (Read more)

Dr. James Evan Fagelson, MD
Specializes in Urology
799 E Hampden Avenue; Suite 430
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. James Fagelson's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fagelson is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Fagelson attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Parkland Health & Hospital System for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $808
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $675
Dr. Lisa Marie Hunsicker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7750 S Broadway; Suite 150
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Lisa Hunsicker is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hunsicker include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave Dr. Hunsicker a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Hunsicker's hospital/clinic affiliations include Littleton Adventist Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, and The Medical Center of Aurora.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edwin Ray Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7750 S Broadway; #230
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Edwin Smith's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Before completing his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, Dr. Smith attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. 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: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $1,800
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $710

Specializes in General Surgery
401 W Hampden Place; Suite 230
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Reginald Bell is a medical specialist in general surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Bell is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bell studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, and Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $4,351
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,722
Dr. Matthew B Baker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7720 S Broadway; Suite 350
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Baker is a specialist in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Baker include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Baker studied medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Baker trained at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The average patient rating for Dr. Baker is 5.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Baker takes.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Breast Reduction, Injectable ... (Read more)

Dr. Anant Kumar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Spine Surgery
7720 S Broadway; Suite 240
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Anant Kumar is a Littleton, CO physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and spine surgery. Dr. Kumar is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He obtained his medical school training at Kurnool Medical College and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Kumar takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $4,081
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $795

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 Southpark Drive
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. William Choe sees patients in Littleton, CO. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Choe accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University for residency.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 36
  • Charge (avg.): $959 - $1,003
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $479 - $497

Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
850 E Harvard Avenue; Suite 505
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Jeffrey Cutler is an otolaryngic allergy specialist in Denver, CO. His education and training includes medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cutler honors. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 49
  • Charge (avg.): $969 - $1,506
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $309 - $551

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 Southpark Drive
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Roger Damle is a cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm) specialist in Littleton, CO. Patient ratings for Dr. Damle average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Damle accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 24
  • Charge (avg.): $1,013 - $1,792
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $518 - $896

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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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