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We found 137 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' specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Pickens studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. For his residency, 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. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and minimally invasive procedures. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pickens 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. He is affiliated with 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

  • 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 is a chest surgeon in Atlanta, GA, Marietta, GA, and Decatur, GA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral stenosis. He is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. Dr. Thourani takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Thourani attended Emory University School of Medicine. He has received distinctions including 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.

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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, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Procter takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to 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 medical specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Miller has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Georgetown University Hospital. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Miller's hospital/clinic 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's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: ablation, tumor, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Murphy is professionally affiliated with Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Massachusetts General Hospital. 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. Michael Emanuel Halkos, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1364 Clifton Road Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Michael Halkos' medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of heart problems, heart bypass surgery (CABG), and robotic surgery. Dr. Halkos is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Halkos's professional affiliations include 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, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery. He is affiliated with Piedmont Heart and Vascular. Dr. Kauten attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. He has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Kauten is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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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 is a thoracic surgery specialist in Atlanta, GA, Johns Creek, GA, and Decatur, GA. His areas of expertise include the following: esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and CT scan. Dr. Sancheti is affiliated with 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 accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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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 attended Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences, College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Atlanta Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Duncan include colorectal surgery procedures, heartburn, and bloodless medicine/transfusion-free surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Duncan at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Duncan's hospital/clinic affiliations include 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
Dr. Theresa D Luu, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
303 Parkway Drive Ne
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Theresa Luu is a general surgeon and thoracic surgeon. Dr. Luu takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Luu attended Emory University School of Medicine. In addition to English, she speaks Vietnamese. Dr. Luu is affiliated with WellStar Cobb Hospital, WellStar Douglas Hospital, and Wellstar Kennestone Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 55
  • Uninsured Cost: $658 - $4,890
  • Medicare Cost: $212 - $1,532
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Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery, Other
285 Boulevard, Ne; Suite 440
Atlanta, GA
 

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

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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' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in surgical oncology (cancer surgery) and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). She is rated 2.5 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Chen's areas of expertise include the following: endoscopic sinus surgery, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chen honors. 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. 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) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Taiwanese. Dr. Chen 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's area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Bradbury's areas of expertise consist of hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. He is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. For his professional training, Dr. Bradbury completed a residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bradbury takes.

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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 practices plastic surgery and surgical oncology (cancer surgery) in Atlanta, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Carlson include eyelid surgery, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Carlson takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Carlson graduated from Emory University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He has received the following distinctions: Top Doctor in America; Redbook Magazine; and Top Doctor in Atlanta.

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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 medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He is conversant in French. Dr. Labib's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, foot problems, and plantar fasciotomy. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. Dr. Labib graduated from Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Jewish General Hospital. He is rated 2.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Labib accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include America s Top Doctors, by CastleConnelly.com; Best Doctors in Atlanta; and Atlanta Magazine.

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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.