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We found 12 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO Open Access Gold 02/100 near Longmont, CO.

UCHealth - Mark Douthit MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
2030 Mountain View Avenue; Suite 540
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Mark Douthit is a specialist in thoracic surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Douthit is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at Baylor University Medical Center. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Minimally ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Thomas Matthew MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Cardiology
2030 Mountain View Avenue; Suite 540
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Thomas Matthew is a specialist in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and cardiology (heart disease). Dr. Matthew is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Virginia for residency.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Heart Problems, Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Minimally ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Robert Powell MD
Specializes in Bariatric Surgery
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Robert Powell practices bariatric surgery. Dr. Powell is rated 3.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado Denver.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Endoscopic Surgery, Biliary Disorders, Laparoscopic Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $732 - $914
  • Medicare Cost: $478 - $710
UCHealth - Kevin Berg MD
Specializes in Surgery
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Kevin Berg is a specialist in surgery. After completing medical school at Mayo Medical School, Dr. Berg performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Iowa. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Cancer, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $625 - $809
  • Medicare Cost: $448 - $574
UCHealth - Denise Miller MD
Specializes in Surgery
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Denise Miller, who practices in Longmont, CO, is a medical specialist in surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Her education and training includes medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Creighton University. She is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, Breast Cancer, Trauma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $860
  • Medicare Cost: $642
UCHealth - Brian Nelson MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Brian Nelson is a physician who specializes in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Nelson has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and a graduate of The Reading Hospital and Medical Center's residency program. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Pre-Eclampsia, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pelvic Surgery, Pregnancy, Endometriosis, Fecal Incontinence, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,201
  • Medicare Cost: $875
UCHealth - Troy Malcom DO
Specializes in Urology
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Troy Malcom's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Michigan State University (MSU), Dr. Malcom attended medical school at Des Moines University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Malcom honors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Men's Health Issues, Incontinence, Kidney Cancer, Testicular Cancer, Robotic ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Derek Leopold MD
Specializes in Surgery
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Derek Leopold's specialty is surgery. Dr. Leopold obtained his medical school training at the University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine and performed his residency at Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Parathyroid Disease, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Hemorrhoids, Colorectal Cancer, ... (Read more)

UCHealth - Sean Manion MD
Specializes in Urology
1925 W Mountain View Avenue
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Sean Manion's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with the University of Colorado Health (UCHealth). After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Manion performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Bladder Cancer, Incontinence, Kidney Stones, Kidney Cancer, Reconstructive Surgery, Testicular ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 37
  • Uninsured Cost: $527 - $1,008
  • Medicare Cost: $382 - $826
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1551 Professional Lane; Suite 200
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Curtis Leonard is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Leonard include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and sports health. He has a 2.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Leonard completed a residency program at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is affiliated with Centura Health.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1551 Professional Lane; Suite 200
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. Robert Fitzgibbons specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Fitzgibbons studied medicine at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Fitzgibbons trained at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Fitzgibbons 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, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

Dr. William Patrick Cooney, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1551 Professional Lane; Unit 200
Longmont, CO
 

Dr. William Cooney's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Longmont, CO. He is affiliated with Centura Health. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Mayo Clinic. Dr. Cooney honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,500
  • Medicare Cost: $543

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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.