We found 118 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Decatur, GA.

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

Dr. Allan Pickens is a specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. His areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and minimally invasive procedures. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan, Dr. Pickens attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Society for Surgery of the, Alimentary Tract Resident Research Award and UAB Department of Surgery, Resident Research Award. Dr. Pickens's professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $698 - $5,622
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $218 - $1,649
Dr. Charley Daniel Procter Jr., Sr., MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
2061 Peachtree Street
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Charles Procter specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery and practices in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Procter honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 16
  • Charge (avg.): $6,164
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $489
Dr. Douglas Alfred Murphy, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
5665 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, Harold Harrison Pavilion Building; Suite 200
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Douglas Murphy's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Dr. Murphy graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ablation, tumor, and atrial fibrillation. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Murphy has received the following distinction: Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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 specialist in thoracic surgery. He works in Atlanta, GA, Johns Creek, GA, and Decatur, GA. His areas of expertise include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and CT scan. Dr. Sancheti is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. After attending the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He takes 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 chest surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: heart problems, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Halkos attended Emory University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. 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's area of specialization is cardiac surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Piedmont Heart and Vascular. He is a graduate of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. Dr. Kauten has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Kauten has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,406
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $922
Dr. Titus D Duncan, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
315 Boulevard Ne; Suite 224
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Titus Duncan works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon in Atlanta, GA. His areas of expertise include the following: colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center and Emory University Hospital Midtown. After attending Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, Dr. Duncan completed his residency training at Atlanta Medical Center. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 27
  • Charge (avg.): $6,155
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $855

Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
285 Boulevard, Ne; Suite 440
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Larry Hobson is a specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. He works in Atlanta, GA. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Humana HMO, and Humana Bronze are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Hobson accepts. He attended Meharry Medical College and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 121
  • Charge (avg.): $6,155 - $14,174
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $654 - $1,705

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2675 N Decatur Road; Suite 710
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Michael Stubbs, who practices in Decatur, GA, is a medical specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Stubbs is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Stubbs takes.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 13
  • Charge (avg.): $2,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $525
Dr. Amy Yamei Chen, MPH, MD
Specializes in Surgical Oncology, Otolaryngology
1365a Clifton Road Ne; Department of Otolaryngology
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Amy Chen practices surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Her areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Chen is 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Chen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and then she performed her residency 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. She is affiliated with 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 practices adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He has a special interest in hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Bradbury honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. His professional 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's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Horowitz include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors and Atlanta Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include 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 practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Labib average 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, foot problems, and plantar fasciotomy. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Labib trained at Jewish General Hospital for his residency. His distinctions include: America s Top Doctors, by CastleConnelly.com; Best Doctors in Atlanta; and Atlanta Magazine. In addition to English, he speaks French.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Felmont Farrell Eaves III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
1364 Clifton Road, Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Felmont Eaves is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Eaves honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Eaves studied medicine at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Medicine. His training includes residency programs at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinctions: Twice American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Traveling Professor; Best Doctors, in America; and Millard Award, Canadian Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Dr. Eaves is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Septoplasty, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Grant Carlson's specialties are plastic surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery). He practices in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Carlson's areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Carlson takes. 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's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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. John Gaylord Heller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. John Heller's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heller include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), herniated disc, and degenerative disc disease. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Heller studied medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. Dr. Heller's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Heller include: CIBA Community Service Award; Kashiwagi-Suzuki Traveling Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; and Teacher of the Year Award, Emory Orthopaedic Resident Selection.

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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.
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