We found 21 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Gold HMO near Austell, GA.

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

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

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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. Charles Matthew Pesson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
 

Dr. Charles Pesson is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Pesson is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Health Care Plans, and First Health, as well as other insurance carriers. He speaks Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Cartersville Medical Center and Harbin Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Replacement, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Achecar include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Achecar accepts. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Achecar trained at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic for his residency. His distinctions include: Willis C. Campbell Club Rufus H. Aldredge Award; Medical Director, Wellstar Douglas Hospital Joint Replacement Center; and President Medical Staff, Wellstar Douglas Hospital. He speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Dr. Achecar's 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. Anthony Constantine Carantzas, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Anthony Carantzas works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine. His residency was performed at Orlando Regional Medical Center. Dr. Carantzas's areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carantzas honors. He 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, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Vascular Surgery
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 405
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Joseph Zarge is a medical specialist in vascular surgery. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is especially interested in carotid artery disease, varicose veins, and endovascular surgery. Dr. Zarge is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Before completing his residency at Temple University Hospital, Dr. Zarge attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Zarge is professionally affiliated with WellStar North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endovascular surgery

All Interests: Varicose Veins, Carotid Artery Disease, Endovascular Surgery, Dialysis

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

Dr. Warren Oberle's specialty is 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, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He studied medicine at the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Oberle completed a residency program at the University of Maryland Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include WellStar 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. Jeffrey F Hines, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 102
Austell, GA
 

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

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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. Tapan K 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; he sees patients in Austell, GA, Kennesaw, GA, and Marietta, GA. Dr. Daftari is a graduate of Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Daftari trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His areas of expertise include spine reconstruction, lumbar spine surgery, and cervical spine surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Daftari has received the following distinctions: Wellstar Health System Safety Award; Top Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery; and Atlanta Magazine. Dr. Daftari speaks Gujarati. His hospital/clinic 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)

Dr. Gary S Simon, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Gary Simon specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Austell, GA, Marietta, GA, and Douglasville, GA. Dr. Simon has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Simon include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Simon accepts. He graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Simon completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Top Doc in Sports Medicine and Lifestyles Magazine. His 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $3,426 - $3,884
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $177 - $1,089

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3875 Austell Road; Suite 201
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Neil Negrin's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Negrin is a graduate of Creighton University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Nationwide Children's Hospital, OhioHealth - Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, and Ohio State University Medical Center. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive joint replacement

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Lower Back Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Arthritis, ... (Read more)

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 works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Austell, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Douglasville, GA. Dr. Olmedo (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish, French, and Portuguese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Olmedo include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Olmedo studied medicine at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Team Physician for Allatoona High School.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Stanley Okoro works as a plastic surgeon in Atlanta, GA and Marietta, GA. Dr. Okoro's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Meharry Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Okoro has received professional recognition including the following: Compassionate Doctor award; Philanthropist award; and Resident Research Award, Univ of Texas HSC San Antonio. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and Northside Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ali Mortazavi, MD, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Ali Mortazavi's areas of specialization are spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Mortazavi average 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: scoliosis, spine reconstruction, and general orthopedics. Dr. Mortazavi takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After completing 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, Dr. Mortazavi performed his residency at POH Regional Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital.

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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 works as an urologist in Austell, GA, Marietta, GA, and Hiram, GA. His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Paulding Hospital, and Associates in Urology. Dr. Emerson 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 ratings for Dr. Emerson average 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Emerson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, total hip replacement, and hip arthroscopy. Dr. Sacks takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended SUNY Upstate Medical University for medical school and subsequently trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for residency. Dr. Sacks's distinctions include: Lifestyles Magazine Top Doctor Award Recipient; Lifestyle Magazine Top Doctor Award Recipient; and Former team physician. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Dr. Mark S Wyatt, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 202
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Mark Wyatt's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Wyatt is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital. He graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Atlanta Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 15
  • Charge (avg.): $1,543
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $673

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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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