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We found 26 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Austell, GA.

Dr. Daniel Lee Miller, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1791 Mulkey Road; Suite 101
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Daniel Miller's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Miller has received a 3.5 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. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic affiliations include Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), Southeastern Regional Medical Center, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 45
  • Uninsured Cost: $699 - $4,671
  • Medicare Cost: $218 - $1,374
Dr. Gerald Andrew Helms, MS, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
1791 Mulkey Road; Suite 101
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gerald Helms' medical specialty is general surgery and thoracic surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Helms performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $364 - $2,271
  • Medicare Cost: $167 - $1,071
Dr. William Rodger Mayfield, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1791 Mulkey Road; Suite 101
Austell, GA
 

Dr. William Mayfield is a thoracic surgery specialist in Marietta, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Austell, GA. Dr. Mayfield takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 66
  • Uninsured Cost: $326 - $2,817
  • Medicare Cost: $157 - $1,360
Dr. Anthony Constantine Carantzas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Anthony Carantzas specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Carantzas include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Carantzas 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 several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Achecar include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Achecar attended Tulane University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic for residency. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Achecar include: 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, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. His practice is open to 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 is a medical specialist in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has indicated that his clinical interests include spine reconstruction, lumbar spine surgery, and cervical spine surgery. Dr. Daftari is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine, Dr. Daftari performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His distinctions include: Wellstar Health System Safety Award; Top Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery; and Atlanta Magazine. He is conversant in Gujarati. His professional affiliations include 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,086
  • Medicare Cost: $1,256
Dr. Jeffrey Freeman Hines, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 102
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hines' area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. Dr. Hines has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hines attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,437
  • Medicare Cost: $1,845
Dr. Eric Maslin Knauer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 202
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Eric Knauer is a general surgeon. He studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Knauer's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Knauer accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,526
  • Medicare Cost: $716
Dr. Stanley Aham Okoro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2285 Asquith Avenue; Suite 200
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Stanley Okoro practices plastic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Okoro average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Okoro's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Okoro honors. He is a graduate of Meharry Medical College. Dr. Okoro's training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Adam Michael Sunderland, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Adam Sunderland specializes in orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. In his practice, he is particularly interested in knee problems, revision knee arthroplasty, and partial knee replacement. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sunderland honors. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. His professional affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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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. Stephen J Odom, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 202
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Stephen Odom practices general surgery. He is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Odom is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Odom attended medical school at Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 59
  • Uninsured Cost: $805 - $1,596
  • Medicare Cost: $386 - $676
Dr. Warren Todd Oberle, MD
Specializes in Urology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 201
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Warren Oberle specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Oberle's patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He is professionally affiliated with North Fulton Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,416
  • Medicare Cost: $834
Dr. Gary S Simon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gary Simon is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Austell, GA, Marietta, GA, and Douglasville, GA. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Simon include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Simon takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doc in Sports Medicine and Lifestyles Magazine. Dr. Simon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,426 - $3,884
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $1,089
Dr. Eduardo J Olmedo, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Eduardo Olmedo's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Olmedo's areas of expertise include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Olmedo honors. 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. Dr. Olmedo is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Vanchad C Memark, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4094 Timber Ridge Drive; Suite 104
Douglasville, GA
 

Dr. Vanchad Memark is a general surgeon. Dr. Memark's education and training includes medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Thai. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Paulding Hospital and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,538
  • Medicare Cost: $717
Dr. Charles R Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Urology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 201
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Charles Kaplan is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Kaplan honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Georgetown University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, Dr. Kaplan attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,415
  • Medicare Cost: $834

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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.