We found 47 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Simplicity HMO near Duluth, GA.

Dr. Manu Suraj Sancheti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 110
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Manu Sancheti's area of specialization is thoracic surgery. Before completing his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, Dr. Sancheti attended medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and CT scan. Dr. Sancheti is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with 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)

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Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
4060 Johns Creek Parkway; Building E
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. Chalam Mahadevan is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $803
  • Medicare Cost: $795
Dr. Yvonne Edith Satterwhite, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 302
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Yvonne Satterwhite is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine specialist. After completing medical school at Tulane University School of Medicine, Dr. Satterwhite performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Tulane University. Areas of expertise for Dr. Satterwhite include knee problems, lower extremity reconstruction, and arthroscopic surgery. She is rated highly by her patients. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Awards and/or distinctions she has received include Top Regional Doctors in Orthopaedic Surgery, Castle Connelly; Georgia Team Physician of the Year; and Top Doc in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Satterwhite is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Resurgens Orthopaedics.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Musculoskeletal Trauma, Elbow Problems, Elbow ... (Read more)

Dr. Otuseun Afolabi Olufade, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
3855 Pleasant Hill Road; Suite 470
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Oluseun Olufade, who practices in Johns Creek, GA and Duluth, GA, is a medical specialist in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), interventional pain medicine, and sports medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Olufade include facet injection, plantar fasciotomy, and sports health. Dr. Olufade is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory University Hospital. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He obtained his medical school training at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and performed his residency at Temple University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty

All Interests: Plantar Fasciotomy, Sports Health, Sacroiliac Joint Injection, Sacroiliac Joint Pain, Neck Pain, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason William Velez, DO
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 200
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Jason Velez works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Roswell, GA, Johns Creek, GA, and Duluth, GA. Dr. Velez graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Velez include laminectomy, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), and degenerative disc disease. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and WellStar.

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Relevant Interests: , vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), robotic surgery

All Interests: Kyphoplasty, Laminoplasty, Disc Replacement, Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion, Radiculopathy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Sami Osman Khan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 200
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Sami Khan practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine in Johns Creek, GA and Snellville, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Khan include knee problems, knee replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Khan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Khan's education and training includes medical school at Emory University School of Medicine and residency at NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Chief of Orthopaedics, Emory Johns Creek Hospital; Associate Team Physician, New York Mets MLB; and Team Physician, Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils. In addition to English, Dr. Khan (or staff) speaks Spanish and Hindi. His professional affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Resurgens Orthopaedics.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Reconstructive Surgery, Knee ... (Read more)

Dr. William Holland Johnson Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery
3890 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite 240
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. William Johnson is a specialist in surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Johnson include colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Johnson attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. He speaks Dutch. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Liver Tumor, Thyroid Surgery, Tumor, Breast Surgery, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Hiatal Hernia, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Thor Bendiks, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
5955 State Bridge Road; Suite 2000
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Erik Bendiks practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bendiks's patients gave him an average rating of 1.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Bendiks include minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with North Fulton Hospital. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Bendiks graduated from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Bendiks (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Back Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Spine Surgery Procedures

Dr. Christopher John Hart, MD
Specializes in Surgery
6920 Mcginnis Ferry Road; Suite 340
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. Christopher Hart's specialty is surgery. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic. These areas are among his clinical interests: ulcers, colon cancer, and gallbladder problems. Dr. Hart is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors. Dr. Hart's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta Bariatrics and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic gallbladder removal, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Thyroid Surgery, Breast Issues, Appendectomy, Hiatal Hernia, Pancreatic Surgery, Colorectal Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,473
  • Medicare Cost: $434
Dr. Ronald Anthony Hall Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 200
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Ronald Hall is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Hall include knee problems, hip replacement, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Hall has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Workers' Compensation, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Hall trained at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Hall's professional affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Resurgens Orthopaedics, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Joint Surgery, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brian Edward Morgan, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
6300 Hospital Parkway; Suite 400
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Brian Morgan works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Johns Creek, GA and Lawrenceville, GA. Patient reviews placed Dr. Morgan at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Morgan accepts. He is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,540
  • Medicare Cost: $575
Dr. Seth Alan Rosen, MD
Specializes in Colon & Rectal Surgery
6325 Hospital Parkway; Emory Johns Creek Hospital
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Seth Rosen specializes in colon & rectal surgery. He attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center. These areas are among his clinical interests: rectocele repair, colon cancer, and crohn's disease. Dr. Rosen is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Rosen is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, Emory Clinic, and Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Colitis, Colorectal Surgery Procedures, Rectal Surgery, Small Intestine Surgery, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Shelley Monique Dunson-Allen, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
4035 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite A
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. Shelley Dunson-Allen's medical specialty is obstetrics and gynecology. Dr. Dunson-Allen speaks Spanish. These areas are among her clinical interests: laparoscopic hysterectomy, labor and delivery (childbirth), and genital warts. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and North Fulton Hospital. She studied medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dunson-Allen's training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Miscarriage, Ultrasound, Circumcision, Labor and Delivery, Genital Warts, Family ... (Read more)

Dr. Ingrid Vivian Palmer, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
10692 Medlock Bridge Road; #100a
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Ingrid Reyes specializes in general gynecology. Her areas of expertise include the following: sexually transmitted diseases (STds), labor and delivery (childbirth), and genital warts. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Dr. Reyes honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Reyes attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Hahnemann University Hospital for residency. She is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Ultrasound, Labor and Delivery, Genital Warts, Family Planning, Laparoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Syed Nayyar Hasnain Shamsi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Nuclear Cardiology
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 110
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Syed Shamsi is an adult cardiologist and nuclear cardiology specialist in Cumming, GA and Johns Creek, GA. He graduated from Dow Medical College and then he performed his residency at Saint Vincent Hospital, Worcester. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Shamsi include pacemaker, echocardiogram (echo), and cardiac catheterization. Dr. Shamsi is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Shamsi (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu and Hindi. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory University Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Echocardiogram, Pacemaker, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,262
  • Medicare Cost: $486
Dr. Kyle Edward Hammond, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Sports Medicine, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 302
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Kyle Hammond works as an orthopedist and pediatric sports medicine specialist. His clinical interests include lower extremity reconstruction, MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Hammond is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory University Hospital. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Hammond's distinctions include: Research Award Winner, Kelly Society and Resident of the Year Award Winner, Southern Orthopaedic Association, Georgia Orthopaedic Society.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, MRI, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, 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.