We found 40 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Silver near Alpharetta, GA.

Dr. Glenn Dale Lane, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 200 A
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Glenn Lane's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Lane's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and ACL reconstruction. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. Dr. Lane is conversant in Spanish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar North Fulton Hospital and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Delores Kay Kirkpatrick, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 200-a
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Delores Kirkpatrick is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave Dr. Kirkpatrick a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include the following: needle aponeurotomy, hand problems, and musculoskeletal problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar North Fulton Hospital and Northside Hospital. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Louisville, Dr. Kirkpatrick attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and the University of Louisville School of Medicine.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Musculoskeletal Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Herschel I Beker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 200 A
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Herschel Beker, who practices in Roswell, GA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Beker's clinical interests encompass kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation) and spine problems. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital and Northside Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Beker attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Beker honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Resurgens Orthopaedics Masters Degree in Healthcare Delivery Science from Dartmouth University. and Board Member.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), robotic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Spine ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Steven McBride, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 220-a
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Mark McBride is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and shoulder problems. Dr. McBride is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, WellStar North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Hospital. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, Workers' Compensation, and more. After completing medical school at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Angelo Difelice Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 200a
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Angelo Difelice's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation. Dr. Difelice graduated from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for his residency. Dr. Difelice's distinctions include: Associate Team Physician; Chicago Cubs; and Associate Team Physician, Chicago Bears. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Difelice is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar North Fulton Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Frank R Joseph, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 200 A
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Frank Joseph is a hand surgeon and orthopedist in Roswell, GA and Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, pain, and cancer. Dr. Joseph is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Medical College of Wisconsin. For his residency, Dr. Joseph trained at Milwaukee County Medical Complex. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, WellStar North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Surgical Procedures, Arthritis, Cancer, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Robert M Titelman, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 200 A
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Robert Titelman is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Atlanta, GA and Roswell, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Titelman is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, general orthopedics, and sports health. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Titelman's professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, WellStar North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, shoulder arthroscopy, elbow arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Arthroscopy, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

Dr. Ronald Anthony Hall Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 200-a
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Ronald Hall works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Roswell, GA, Duluth, GA, and Johns Creek, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Hall is 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hall's areas of expertise include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), Dr. Hall attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Edward H Holliger IV, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 200 A
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Edward Holliger is a medical specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Holliger's clinical interests include hand problems, hand surgery procedures, and elbow problems. He takes Aetna EPO, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Holliger include: Top Regional Doctors in Hand Surgery, Castle Connelly; Top Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery; and Atlanta Magazine. His professional affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, WellStar North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Hospital Forsyth.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Problems, Hand ... (Read more)

Dr. Lisa Ann Vinokur, MD
Specializes in Other, General Gynecology
3400 Old Milton Parkway; Suite C585
Alpharetta, GA
 

Dr. Lisa Vinokur works as a general gynecologist. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Vinokur has a special interest in endometrial ablation and laparoscopic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital. After completing medical school at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, she performed her residency at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Vinokur's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Endometrial Ablation, Hysterectomy

Dr. Jason A Schneider, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 2-a
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Jason Schneider is a specialist in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Schneider attended Howard University College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Howard University Hospital. His areas of expertise include shoulder surgery, hand problems, and shoulder problems. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, WellStar North Fulton Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Elbow Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Andrew J Diamond, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
1360 Upper Hembree Road; Suite 201b
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Andrew Diamond works as an otolaryngologist in Roswell, GA, Cumming, GA, and Atlanta, GA. After completing medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College, he performed his residency at Mount Sinai Medical Center. Dr. Diamond has received a 2.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and Blue Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Diamond accepts. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $2,277 - $3,299
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $225 - $312
Dr. Jeffrey J Albert, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1285 Hembree Road; Suite 200 A
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Albert's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Roswell, GA. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Albert include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and shoulder surgery. His professional affiliations include WellStar North Fulton Hospital and Northside Hospital. Dr. Albert honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. He trained at Akron General Medical Center for residency. In addition to English, Dr. Albert speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Asaf Yalif, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
2500 Hospital Boulevard; Suite 410
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Asaf Yalif is a specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He works in Roswell, GA, Dunwoody, GA, and Alpharetta, GA. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Yalif performed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Yalif include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans. Dr. Yalif has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. His hospital/clinic affiliations include St. Joseph's Hospital, WellStar Atlanta Medical Center, and WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt ... (Read more)

Dr. Lewis S Kriteman, MD
Specializes in Urology
1357 Hembree Road; Suite 250
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Lewis Kriteman's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Clinical interests for Dr. Kriteman include bladder cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (enlarged prostate), and nephrectomy (kidney removal). Dr. Kriteman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Kriteman attended medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. Dr. Kriteman is affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Prostate Problems, Incontinence, Bladder Problems, Kidney Cancer, Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 34
  • Charge (avg.): $1,944 - $3,992
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $682 - $804
Dr. Shelley Monique Dunson-Allen, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1300 Upper Hembree Road; Building 100, Suite D
Roswell, GA
 

Dr. Shelley Dunson-Allen is a medical specialist in obstetrics and gynecology. Her clinical interests include laparoscopic hysterectomy, high risk pregnancy, and endometrial ablation. She has a 4.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Dunson-Allen accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dunson-Allen studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. She speaks Spanish. She is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Pregnancy, Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, High Risk Pregnancy, Endometrial ... (Read more)

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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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