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We found 30 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 practices pediatric surgery, transplant surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Karrer include intensive care, laparoscopic surgery, and kidney transplant. Dr. Karrer is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Karrer takes. He graduated from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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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 practices general surgery and bariatric surgery in Englewood, CO. He obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Tillquist has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,777 - $5,074
  • Medicare Cost: $608 - $1,674
Dr. Michelle L Wolcott, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2000 S Colorado Boulevard; Ste 1-4500
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Michelle Wolcott works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Aurora, CO, Lone Tree, CO, and Denver, CO. Her areas of clinical interest consist of women's health issues and surgical procedures. She is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. Dr. Wolcott obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Robert Glenn Fante, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3900 E Mexico Avenue; Suite 510
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Robert Fante is an ophthalmic plastic surgery and head & neck plastic surgery specialist. Dr. Fante takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO. He attended medical school at Boston University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Medical Center, Tucson. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Natl Merit Finalist & Scholarship Recipient; 1981-83 Dean'S List, Boston Univ; and 1981-83 Academic Scholarships, Boston Univ. Dr. Fante (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Italian. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado and Centura Health. He has an open panel.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,962
  • Medicare Cost: $784
Dr. Roger Emil Murken, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Roger Murken is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist in Golden, CO. He graduated from the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Murken trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for his residency. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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. Carlton McLendon Clinkscales, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
601 E Hampden Avenue; Suite 500
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Carlton Clinkscales practices hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Clinkscales has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include the following: hand problems and wrist problems. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health and Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Clinkscales takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Hand Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,020
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Benjamin Huon Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3701 S Clarkson Street; Suite 200
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Ben Lee specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Greenwood Village, CO and Englewood, CO. Clinical interests for Dr. Lee include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and a graduate of Duke University Medical Center's residency program. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Handler specializes in pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Handler's education and training includes medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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Relevant Interests: , neuroendoscopy

All Interests: Neuroendoscopy, Blood Disorders, Neurosurgical Procedures, Spine Problems, Epilepsy Surgery, Brain ... (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 specialist in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. He works in Denver, CO. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tirre is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at St. Louis University School of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Reginald Colin William Bell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
401 W Hampden Place; Suite 230
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Reginald Bell specializes in general surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Bell is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bell honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, and Stanford University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Bell completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,351
  • Medicare Cost: $1,722
Dr. James Evan Fagelson, MD
Specializes in Urology
799 E Hampden Avenue; Suite 430
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. James Fagelson is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. Before performing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Fagelson attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fagelson honors. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $808
  • Medicare Cost: $675
Dr. Lisa Marie Hunsicker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7750 S Broadway; Suite 150
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Lisa Hunsicker is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. She graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Her clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Hunsicker average 4.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Edwin Smith works as a general surgeon. His average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Smith is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $710
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. He works in Littleton, CO and Denver, CO. His areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Baker has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and a graduate of Vanderbilt University Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Baker is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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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's specialties are orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and spine surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Kumar attended medical school at Kurnool Medical College. For his professional training, Dr. Kumar completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,081
  • Medicare Cost: $795
Dr. William Chongwon Choe, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 Southpark Drive
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. William Choe works as a cardiac electrophysiologist. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Choe is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 36
  • Uninsured Cost: $959 - $1,003
  • Medicare Cost: $479 - $497

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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.