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We found 34 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 pediatric surgery, transplant surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine) specialist in Aurora, CO and Highlands Ranch, CO. Dr. Karrer attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Arizona Health Sciences Center and McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. These areas are among his clinical interests: intensive care, laparoscopic surgery, and kidney transplant. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Karrer is affiliated with Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and Exempla Lutheran Medical Center.

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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 sees patients in Englewood, CO. His medical specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. After completing medical school at Baylor College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. He has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Tillquist is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Tillquist's hospital/clinic affiliations include Select Specialty Hospital - Denver, Littleton Adventist Hospital, and Swedish Medical Center.

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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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Wolcott include women's health issues and surgical procedures. Her professional affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), and the University Physicians. She obtained her medical school training at Georgetown University School of Medicine and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 specializes in ophthalmic plastic surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Humana HMO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fante honors. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University Medical Center, Tucson's residency program. Dr. Fante has received the following distinctions: 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. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and Exempla Lutheran Medical Center. Dr. Fante welcomes new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,962
  • Medicare Cost: $784
Dr. Raphael Kiwon Sung, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Raphael Sung works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist in Lone Tree, CO, Aurora, CO, and Englewood, CO. Dr. Sung is conversant in Korean. He is especially interested in arrhythmias (irregular heartbeats). His professional affiliations include the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) and the University Physicians. Dr. Sung obtained his medical school training at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Shield, Health Net, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Fellows Highest Scoring Abstract Award, Heart Rhythm Society and Top Presentation Award, Meet the Masters.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Problems, Arrhythmias

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 17
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,389
  • Medicare Cost: $518
Dr. Roger Emil Murken, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
 

Dr. Roger Murken is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, foot problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Murken is affiliated with Littleton Adventist Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital (Lakewood, CO). Dr. Murken accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver for residency.

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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 is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Clinkscales's areas of clinical interest consist of hand problems and wrist problems. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Clinkscales attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Hospital Colorado, Craig Hospital, and Swedish Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Clinkscales's office for an appointment.

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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's specialty is plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient reviews placed Dr. Lee at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Dr. Lee completed his residency training at Duke University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Dennis George Vollmer, MD
Specializes in Neurosurgery
499 E. Hampden Avenue; Suite 220
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Dennis Vollmer's specialty is neurosurgery. After completing medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia. Dr. Vollmer has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinction: Best Doctors in America List. Dr. Vollmer is affiliated with the University of Virginia (UVA) Health System.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), direct lateral interbody fusion (DLIF)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Neck Pain, ... (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 Denver, CO physician who specializes in hand surgery and head & neck plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Tirre takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and St. Louis University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at LeHigh Valley Hospital Network and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Swedish Medical Center, and Porter Adventist Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
7720 S Broadway; #500
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Robert Thomas works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Thomas's patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Thomas's professional affiliations include Littleton Adventist Hospital and Swedish Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, Replacement Arthroplasty, Trauma

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

Dr. Reginald Bell's medical specialty is general surgery. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bell honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine, and Stanford University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Dr. Bell is affiliated with Littleton Adventist Hospital, Swedish Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH).

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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's specialty is plastic surgery. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver. Clinical interests for Dr. Hunsicker include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. She is rated highly by her patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hunsicker takes. Her professional affiliations include Littleton Adventist Hospital, Porter Adventist Hospital, and Sky Ridge Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. James Fagelson practices urology (urinary tract disease) in Englewood, CO. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Fagelson honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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
Dr. Edwin Ray Smith, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
7750 S Broadway; #230
Littleton, CO
 

Dr. Edwin Smith is a general surgery specialist. He attended the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and subsequently trained at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver for residency. Dr. Smith is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Smith honors. Dr. Smith's professional affiliations include Littleton Adventist Hospital and Swedish Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 29
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,800
  • Medicare Cost: $710
Dr. Kevin Paul Davis, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
701 E Hampden Avenue; Suite 210
Englewood, CO
 

Dr. Kevin Davis specializes in gynecologic oncology and practices in Englewood, CO. Dr. Davis attended medical school at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Paul L. Foster School 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. Dr. Davis is affiliated with Swedish Medical Center, Porter Adventist Hospital, and Sky Ridge Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,613
  • Medicare Cost: $1,831

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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.