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We found 31 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). Dr. Karrer studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Arizona Health Sciences Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in intensive care, laparoscopic surgery, and kidney transplant. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Karrer's 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 is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Tillquist is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tillquist obtained his medical school training at Baylor College of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He is professionally 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
UCHealth - Michelle Wolcott MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2000 S Colorado Boulevard; Ste 1-4500
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Michelle Wolcott is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Aurora, CO, Lone Tree, CO, and Denver, CO. Dr. Wolcott's areas of expertise include the following: women's health issues and surgical procedures. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University, Dr. Wolcott attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Wolcott's professional 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. Robert Glenn Fante, MD
Specializes in Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3900 E Mexico Avenue; Suite 510
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Robert Fante's medical specialty is ophthalmic plastic surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Dr. Fante is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO. He graduated from Boston University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University Medical Center, Tucson. His distinctions include: Natl Merit Finalist & Scholarship Recipient; 1981-83 Dean'S List, Boston Univ; and 1981-83 Academic Scholarships, Boston Univ. Dr. Fante (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Italian. Dr. Fante is professionally affiliated with 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 specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Golden, CO. Dr. Murken's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Murken studied medicine at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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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' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems and wrist problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Centura Health and Children's Hospital Colorado. Dr. Clinkscales attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Clinkscales completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Clinkscales is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Wrist Problems, Hand Problems

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,020
  • Medicare Cost: $505
Dr. Michael H Handler, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Neurosurgery
151 W. County Line Road
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Michael Handler, who practices in Aurora, CO, Denver, CO, and Littleton, CO, is a medical specialist in pediatric neurosurgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH). Dr. Handler honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, he performed his residency 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. Conrad Joseph Tirre, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
2535 S Downing Street; Suite 440
Denver, CO
 

Dr. Conrad Tirre's areas of specialization are hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery; he sees patients 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 graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency 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. James Evan Fagelson, MD
Specializes in Urology
799 E Hampden Avenue; Suite 430
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. James Fagelson's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Fagelson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fagelson takes. Before completing his residency at Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dr. Fagelson attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $808
  • Medicare Cost: $675
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Specializes in General Surgery
401 W Hampden Place; Suite 230
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Reginald Bell is a general surgery specialist. Patients gave Dr. Bell an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending 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. Dr. Bell 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. Lisa Marie Hunsicker, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
7750 S Broadway; Suite 150
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Lisa Hunsicker is a plastic surgeon in Littleton, CO. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hunsicker's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency. Dr. Hunsicker is 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. Benjamin Huon Lee, MD
Specializes in Other
3701 S Clarkson Street; Suite 200
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Ben Lee's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Lee is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. 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. Edwin Ray Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7750 S Broadway; #230
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Edwin Smith is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Littleton, CO. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Smith accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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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 plastic surgery specialist in Littleton, CO and Denver, CO. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His clinical interests include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Baker is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He 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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and spine surgery. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Kurnool Medical College for medical school, Dr. Kumar completed his residency training 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
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Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 Southpark Drive
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. William Choe is a cardiac electrophysiologist. He is affiliated with Centura Health. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Choe takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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.