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We found 25 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Austell, GA.

Dr. Daniel Lee Miller, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 202
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Daniel Miller's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Miller is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Miller attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. Dr. Miller has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. His professional 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
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 202
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gerald Helms is a general surgeon and chest surgeon in Marietta, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Austell, GA. Dr. Helms is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then he 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
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 202
Austell, GA
 

Dr. William Mayfield's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. 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. Dr. Mayfield takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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 is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His clinical interests include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Dr. Carantzas is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. His distinctions include: Team Physician for; South Cobb High School; and Allatoona High School 2008-2012. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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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 an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Achecar include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Patients rated Dr. Achecar highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Achecar trained at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic for residency. He has received the following distinctions: Arthritis Foundation, Medical Advisory Board Member and WellStar Medical Affairs Committee Member. Dr. Achecar is conversant in Spanish. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He 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 works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Austell, GA, Kennesaw, GA, and Marietta, GA. In addition to English, he speaks Gujarati. Dr. Daftari's areas of expertise consist of spine reconstruction, lumbar spine surgery, and cervical spine surgery. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Daftari attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Daftari is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received distinctions including Top Regional Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, Castle Connelly; Wellstar Health System Safety Award; and Top Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery; U.S. News & World Report.

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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. Eric Maslin Knauer, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 202
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Eric Knauer sees patients in Austell, GA and Atlanta, GA. His medical specialty is general surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Knauer honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Knauer attended medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,526
  • Medicare Cost: $716
Dr. Jeffrey Freeman Hines, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 102
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Hines works as a gynecologic oncologist in Austell, GA, Riverdale, GA, and Marietta, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Hines average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, he completed his residency training at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,437
  • Medicare Cost: $1,845
Dr. Stanley Aham Okoro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2285 Asquith Avenue; Suite 200
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Stanley Okoro's specialty is plastic surgery. He studied medicine at Meharry Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Okoro include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Okoro has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Emory University Hospital Midtown, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, ... (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. Dr. Odom attended Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Odom is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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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's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patient ratings for Dr. Oberle average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oberle takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Maryland Medical Center for his residency. He is affiliated with North Fulton Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,416
  • Medicare Cost: $834
Dr. Vanchad C Memark, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
4094 Timber Ridge Drive; Suite 104
Douglasville, GA
 

Dr. Vanchad Memark's area of specialization is general surgery. He attended Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Memark takes. Dr. Memark 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. Gary S Simon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gary Simon is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Simon include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Simon attended SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center for residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Top Doc in Sports Medicine; Lifestyles Magazine; Team Physician for Allatoona High School; and Team Physician for North Paulding High School. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb 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. Charles R Kaplan, MD
Specializes in Urology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 201
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Charles Kaplan's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He 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 honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. In addition to English, Dr. Kaplan speaks Spanish. Dr. Kaplan's hospital/clinic 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
Dr. Murphy F Townsend III, MD
Specializes in Urology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 404
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Murphy Townsend's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Dr. Townsend performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Townsend has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Associates in Urology.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,925
  • Medicare Cost: $672
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; he sees patients in Austell, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Douglasville, GA. His areas of expertise include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Olmedo is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico. Dr. Olmedo has received the following distinction: Team Physician for Allatoona High School 2008-2012. Dr. Olmedo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. He is affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Total Knee ... (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.