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Dr. Allan Pickens, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1364 Clifton Road; 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Allan Pickens practices thoracic surgery in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Pickens is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His distinctions include: Society for Surgery of the, Alimentary Tract Resident Research Award and UAB Department of Surgery, Resident Research Award.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, CT Scan, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $698 - $5,622
  • Medicare Cost: $218 - $1,649
Dr. Vinod H Thourani, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1365 Clifton Road; Ne 2nd Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Vinod Thourani, who practices in Atlanta, GA, Marietta, GA, and Decatur, GA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thourani include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral stenosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Thourani has received include Dwight C. McGoon Award, Thoracic Surgery Resident's Association (TSRA); Start-up Company of 2010 for Apica Cardiovascular, Emory University; and Osler Abbott Award, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association. In addition to English, Dr. Thourani (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Mitral Stenosis, Heart Valve Disease, Transcatheter ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,507
  • Medicare Cost: $1,114
Dr. Charley Daniel Procter Jr., Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2061 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Charles Procter is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Procter is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 16
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,164
  • Medicare Cost: $489
Dr. Daniel Lee Miller, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1701 Uppergate Drive
Atlanta, 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. Douglas Alfred Murphy, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Harold Harrison Pavilion Building; Suite 200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Douglas Murphy practices thoracic surgery. Dr. Murphy's areas of clinical interest consist of ablation, tumor, and atrial fibrillation. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Before completing his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, Dr. Murphy attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Murphy is an in-network provider for 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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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Valve Repair, Ablation, Surgical Procedures, CT Scan, ... (Read more)

Dr. Michael Emanuel Halkos, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1364 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Michael Halkos is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Atlanta, GA. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has indicated that his clinical interests include heart problems, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. Dr. Halkos takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Heart Problems, Robotic Surgery

Dr. James Richard Kauten, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery
95 Collier Road Nw, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery; Suite 5015
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. James Kauten is a heart surgeon in Atlanta, GA. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Kauten accepts. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kauten has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Piedmont Heart and Vascular.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,406
  • Medicare Cost: $922
Dr. Manu Suraj Sancheti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1364 Clifton Road Ne; 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Manu Sancheti specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Atlanta, GA, Johns Creek, GA, and Decatur, GA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and CT scan. 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 the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Sancheti performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Sancheti's professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Esophagus Problems, Surgical Procedures, CT Scan, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. Titus D Duncan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
315 Boulevard Ne; Suite 224
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Titus Duncan's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. He practices in Atlanta, GA. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. His areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Dr. Duncan is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Duncan accepts. Dr. Duncan attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Atlanta Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Colon Cancer, Hemorrhoids, Hernia, Bloodless Medicine/Transfusion-Free Surgery, Heartburn, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 27
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,155
  • Medicare Cost: $855
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
285 Boulevard, Ne; Suite 440
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Larry Hobson's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. He is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Hobson attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hobson accepts.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 121
  • Uninsured Cost: $6,155 - $14,174
  • Medicare Cost: $654 - $1,705
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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2675 N Decatur Road; Suite 710
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Michael Stubbs works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $525
Dr. Amy Yamei Chen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
1365a Clifton Road Ne; Department of Otolaryngology
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Amy Chen's medical specialty is surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Her clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. She honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chen attended medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. She has received distinctions including American Head and Neck Society Scholarship Award, American Head and Neck Society and M. D. Anderson Clinical Research Fellow Award, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Chen (or staff) speaks Spanish and Taiwanese.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Cancer, Thyroid Surgery, Facial Paralysis, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laser Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Lane Bradbury Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1459 Montreal Road; Suite 304
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Bradbury is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Tucker, GA and Atlanta, GA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Bradbury attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthroplasty, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroplasty, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Grant Walter Carlson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Surgical Oncology
1327 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Grant Carlson, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). Areas of expertise for Dr. Carlson include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Carlson is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Carlson attended Emory University School of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctor in America; Redbook Magazine; and Top Doctor in Atlanta. Dr. Carlson is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Tumor, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Breast Issues, Nose ... (Read more)

Dr. Sameh Akhnoukh Labib, MS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
59 Executive Park South Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Sameh Labib is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Labib graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jewish General Hospital. His areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, foot problems, and plantar fasciotomy. His average rating from his patients is 2.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Labib accepts. His distinctions include: America s Top Doctors, by CastleConnelly.com; Best Doctors in Atlanta; and Atlanta Magazine. In addition to English, he speaks French. He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Plantar Fasciotomy, Knee Arthroplasty, Sports Health, Arthroscopic Surgery, Knee Surgery, Ankle ... (Read more)

Dr. John Gaylord Heller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. John Heller is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Dr. Heller's areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), herniated disc, and degenerative disc disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Heller average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Heller graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received professional recognition including the following: CIBA Community Service Award; Kashiwagi-Suzuki Traveling Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; and Teacher of the Year Award, Emory Orthopaedic Resident Selection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Laminoplasty, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Radiculopathy, Herniated Disc, Lumbar ... (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.