We found 20 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Austell, GA.

Dr. Gerald Andrew Helms, MS, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1791 Mulkey Road; Suite 101
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gerald Helms is a general surgery and thoracic surgery specialist. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Dr. Helms attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 39
  • Charge (avg.): $364 - $2,271
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $167 - $1,071
Dr. Joseph Isaac Zarge, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 405
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Joseph Zarge's specialty is vascular surgery. He is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His clinical interests include carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and stroke. Dr. Zarge is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and WellStar. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Zarge studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Zarge (or staff) speaks the following languages: Hebrew and Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Sclerotherapy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Limb Preservation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles J Lewinstein, MD
Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 405
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Charles Lewinstein works as a vascular surgeon. Patients rated Dr. Lewinstein highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include carotid artery stenting, carotid artery disease, and stroke. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and WellStar. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Lewinstein attended medical school at the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. In addition to English, Dr. Lewinstein speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Renal Vascular Disease, Sclerotherapy, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, Aneurysm, Limb Preservation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stanley Aham Okoro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2285 Asquith Avenue; Suite 200
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Stanley Okoro practices plastic surgery in Atlanta, GA and Marietta, GA. These areas are among Dr. Okoro's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Okoro's education and training includes medical school at Meharry Medical College and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Okoro include: Compassionate Doctor award; Philanthropist award; and Resident Research Award, Univ of Texas HSC San Antonio. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Ptosis Repair, ... (Read more)

Dr. Anthony Constantine Carantzas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Anthony Carantzas is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Carantzas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine. He trained at Orlando Regional Medical Center for his residency. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Freddy A Achecar Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Freddy Achecar is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Achecar's clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic's residency program. He has received the following distinctions: Willis C. Campbell Club Rufus H. Aldredge Award; Medical Director, Wellstar Douglas Hospital Joint Replacement Center; and President Medical Staff, Wellstar Douglas Hospital. In addition to English, Dr. Achecar speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Tapan Kishor Daftari, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Tapan Daftari's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of spine reconstruction, lumbar spine surgery, and cervical spine surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Daftari accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Daftari include: Wellstar Health System Safety Award; Top Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery; and Atlanta Magazine. Dr. Daftari speaks Gujarati. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Spine Reconstruction, Cervical Spine Surgery, Spine Problems, Lumbar Spine Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey Freeman Hines, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 102
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hines' medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Patients rated Dr. Hines highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hines has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $4,437
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,845
Dr. Adam Michael Sunderland, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Adam Sunderland's specialties are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He practices in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. Dr. Sunderland is especially interested in knee problems, revision knee arthroplasty, and partial knee replacement. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School, Dr. Sunderland completed his residency training at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Hip Problems, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Total Hip Replacement, Partial Knee Replacement, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. Warren Todd Oberle, MD
Specializes in Urology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 201
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Warren Oberle is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Oberle's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center. Dr. Oberle is affiliated with North Fulton Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,416
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $834
Dr. Gary S Simon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gary Simon practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He has indicated that his clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Simon's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Simon attended medical school at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. Dr. Simon is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His distinctions include: Top Doc in Sports Medicine and Lifestyles Magazine.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Knee Problems, Knee Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $3,426 - $3,884
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $177 - $1,089
Dr. Eduardo J Olmedo-De Aldrey, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Eduardo Olmedo is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Austell, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Douglasville, GA. His clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Olmedo's professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Olmedo studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. He has received the following distinction: Team Physician for Allatoona High School. In addition to English, Dr. Olmedo (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Total Knee Replacement, ... (Read more)

Dr. Charles R Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Urology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 201
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Charles Kaplan sees patients in Marietta, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Austell, GA. His medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Kaplan obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Georgetown University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,415
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $834
Dr. Ali Mortazavi, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Ali Mortazavi, who practices in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spine reconstruction, and general orthopedics. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Mortazavi's education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and residency at POH Regional Medical Center. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive spine surgery, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Kyphoplasty, Spine Reconstruction, Scoliosis, Microdiscectomy, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Edward Emerson, MD
Specializes in Urology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 404
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Emerson practices urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Emerson's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Associates in Urology. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school and subsequently trained at Ochsner Medical Center and Medical Center of Central Georgia for residency. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Emerson is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $770
Dr. Todd A Sacks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Todd Sacks sees patients in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. His medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Sacks attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school. His clinical interests include knee problems, total hip replacement, and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Sacks's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sacks accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Lifestyles Magazine Top Doctor Award Recipient; Lifestyle Magazine Top Doctor Award Recipient; and Former team physician. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, minimally invasive joint replacement, shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Revision Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Arthroscopy, Shoulder Problems, ... (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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