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We found 137 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Decatur, GA.

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

Dr. Allan Pickens works as a chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickens include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and minimally invasive procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Pickens trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Thourani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral stenosis. Dr. Thourani is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Thourani takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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.

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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's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery; he sees patients in Atlanta, GA. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Procter takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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. Patient ratings for Dr. Miller average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Miller is affiliated with Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), Southeastern Regional Medical Center, and WellStar Cobb Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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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 works as a chest surgeon in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include ablation, tumor, and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Murphy is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Massachusetts General Hospital for residency. He has received the following distinction: 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. Manu Suraj Sancheti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1364 Clifton Road Ne; 5th Floor
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Manu Sancheti is a thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Sancheti's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and CT scan. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Michael Halkos is a thoracic surgeon. In Dr. Halkos's practice, he is particularly interested in heart problems, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Halkos accepts.

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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 an Atlanta, GA physician who specializes in cardiac surgery. 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 takes. 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 professionally affiliated with Piedmont Heart and Vascular.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,406
  • Medicare Cost: $922
Dr. Theresa D Luu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
303 Parkway Drive Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Theresa Luu is a medical specialist in general surgery and thoracic surgery. She speaks Vietnamese. Her professional affiliations include WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital. Dr. Luu studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. For her residency, Dr. Luu trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $658 - $4,890
  • Medicare Cost: $212 - $1,532
Dr. Titus D Duncan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
315 Boulevard Ne; Suite 224
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Titus Duncan specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Atlanta, GA. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Duncan's areas of expertise include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and more. He studied medicine at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Duncan completed a residency program at Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Duncan is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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 specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Hobson is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center. He attended medical school at Meharry Medical College. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hobson takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze.

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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' specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Stubbs graduated from 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 is a specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Patient reviews placed her at an average of 2.5 stars out of 5. Her areas of expertise include endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Dr. Chen is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. She studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Chen's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Chen include: 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) is conversant in Spanish and Taiwanese. Dr. Chen's professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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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 works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Tucker, GA and Atlanta, GA. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradbury include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Bradbury takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradbury's 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. Ira Robert Horowitz, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1365 Clifton Road
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Ira Horowitz is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. His clinical interests include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Horowitz graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Horowitz include: Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors and Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Vulvar Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Laparoscopic Surgery, Cytology, Hysterectomy, ... (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's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He practices in Atlanta, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: arthroscopic surgery, foot problems, and plantar fasciotomy. Dr. Labib's average patient rating is 2.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine and performed his residency at Jewish General Hospital. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Labib include: America s Top Doctors, by CastleConnelly.com; Best Doctors in Atlanta; and Atlanta Magazine. Dr. Labib speaks French. He is professionally 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)

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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.