We found 27 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 is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Miller average 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. Dr. Miller has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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, who practices in Marietta, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Austell, GA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Dr. Helms's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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 is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of California, Davis. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mayfield honors. He has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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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, who practices in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA, is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Carantzas's education and training includes medical school at the University of Florida College of Medicine and residency at Orlando Regional Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and knee surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Freddy Achecar practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among Dr. Achecar's clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Achecar takes. He is accepting new patients. Before performing his residency at the University of Tennessee-Campbell Clinic, Dr. Achecar attended Tulane University School of Medicine. Awards and/or distinctions he has received 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.

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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 spine surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. Patient reviews placed Dr. Daftari at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: spine reconstruction, lumbar spine surgery, and cervical spine surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Daftari takes. His education and training includes medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Daftari has received distinctions including Wellstar Health System Safety Award; Top Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery; and Atlanta Magazine. He is conversant in Gujarati.

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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 is a gynecologic oncologist. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Hines is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Brown University, Alpert Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center. Dr. Hines 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's medical specialty is general surgery. He speaks Spanish. Dr. Knauer is professionally affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Connecticut. Dr. Knauer's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,526
  • Medicare Cost: $716
Dr. Adam Michael Sunderland, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
2041 Mesa Valley Way; Suite 100
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Adam Sunderland is an orthopedic traumatologist and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Austell, GA, Douglasville, GA, and Marietta, GA. Dr. Sunderland obtained his medical school training at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, revision knee arthroplasty, and partial knee replacement. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and WellStar Cobb 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. Stephen J Odom, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 202
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Stephen Odom is a specialist in general surgery. He works in Austell, GA and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Odom is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Blodgett Memorial Medical Center. He is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Odom is 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. Stanley Aham Okoro, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
2285 Asquith Avenue; Suite 200
Marietta, GA
 

Dr. Stanley Okoro's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Okoro include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Okoro has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Meharry Medical College. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Okoro's 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: Eyelid Surgery, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Nose Surgery, ... (Read more)

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. Dr. Memark accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois. He is conversant in Thai. He is affiliated with 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. Warren Todd Oberle, MD
Specializes in Urology
1700 Hospital South Drive; Suite 201
Austell, GA
 

Dr. Warren Oberle is an urology (urinary tract disease) specialist. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Fulton Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. 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. Patients gave Dr. Oberle an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oberle is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Austell, GA, Marietta, GA, and Douglasville, GA. Dr. Simon studied medicine at SUNY Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. His areas of expertise consist of knee problems, shoulder surgery, and knee surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Simon include: Top Doc in Sports Medicine and Lifestyles Magazine. He is professionally affiliated with 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 is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Austell, GA, Woodstock, GA, and Douglasville, GA. His clinical interests include knee problems, shoulder surgery, and arthroscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Wellstar Windy Hill Hospital, WellStar Cobb Hospital, and WellStar Douglas Hospital. Dr. Olmedo is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Puerto Rico for residency. Dr. Olmedo 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's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Kaplan completed residency programs at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Georgetown University Medical Center, and a hospital affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College. Dr. Kaplan 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.