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

Dr. Frederick M 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). Dr. Karrer has indicated that his clinical interests include intensive care, laparoscopic surgery, and kidney transplant. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Karrer attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. His professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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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. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Tillquist is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Tillquist attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. He 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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. She practices in Aurora, CO, Lone Tree, CO, and Denver, CO. 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 has indicated that her clinical interests include women's health issues and surgical procedures. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and CU Medicine.

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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 is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Murken's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. His areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for 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. Michael H Handler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
151 W. County Line Road
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Michael Handler works as a pediatric neurosurgeon. Dr. Handler graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Handler trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) and a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He honors 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, Neurosurgery, Spine Problems, Epilepsy Surgery, Brain Tumor

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

Dr. Conrad Tirre sees patients in Denver, CO. His medical specialties are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Tirre attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network for residency. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with 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. Lisa Marie Hunsicker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7750 S Broadway; Suite 150
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Lisa Hunsicker's specialty is plastic surgery. Her average rating from her patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hunsicker's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Hunsicker graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Her 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. Benjamin H Lee, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3701 S Clarkson Street; Suite 200
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Ben Lee is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Lee's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Lee is a graduate of the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine. He 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. 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 specialist in orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and spine surgery. He works in Littleton, CO. Dr. Kumar is affiliated with Centura Health. He attended Kurnool Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee for residency. The average patient rating for Dr. Kumar is 3.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kumar takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 17
  • Charge (avg.): $4,081
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $795
Dr. Matthew B Baker, PhD, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7720 S Broadway; Suite 350
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Matthew Baker practices plastic surgery. These areas are among Dr. Baker's clinical interests: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Centura Health. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. James Fagelson is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Centura Health. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, he performed his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System. Patient ratings for Dr. Fagelson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Fagelson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 29
  • Charge (avg.): $808
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $675
Dr. Reginald C.W. Bell, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
401 W Hampden Place; Suite 230b
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Reginald Bell is a specialist in general surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Bell average 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Bell attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and Stanford University School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Bell is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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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

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 Southpark Drive
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. William Choe's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. Dr. Choe takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Choe attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine.

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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 allergist. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cutler obtained his medical school training at Tulane University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. 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
Dr. Brad Earl Bell, MD
Specializes in Urology
799 E Hampden Avenue; Suite 430
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Brad Bell's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Bell takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $294 - $886
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $281 - $826

Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 Southpark Drive
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Roger Damle's specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Damle is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. He trained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for residency. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Damle is affiliated with Centura Health.

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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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