We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Suwanee, GA.

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

Dr. Chalam Mahadevan is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Mahadevan accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 22
  • Charge (avg.): $803
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $795
Dr. Otuseun Afolabi Olufade, MD
Specializes in Physiatry, Interventional Pain Medicine, Sports Medicine
6335 Hospital Parkway; Suite 302
Johns Creek, GA
 

Dr. Oluseun Olufade is a physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation), interventional pain medicine, and sports medicine. His clinical interests include facet injection, plantar fasciotomy, and sports health. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Dr. Olufade performed his residency at Temple University Hospital. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory Johns Creek Hospital, and Emory 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. William Holland Johnson Jr., MD
Specializes in Surgery
3890 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite 240
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. William Johnson's area of specialization is surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson's areas of expertise include the following: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver tumor. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. Dr. Johnson speaks Dutch. He is 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. Shelley Monique Dunson-Allen, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
4035 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite A
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. Shelley Dunson-Allen sees patients in Roswell, GA, Suwanee, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Her medical specialties are obstetrics and gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunson-Allen include laparoscopic hysterectomy, labor and delivery (childbirth), and genital warts. Dr. Dunson-Allen is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Dunson-Allen attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Dunson-Allen is affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and North Fulton Hospital.

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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. R. Morgan Morgan Davoudi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3855 Pleasant Hill Road; Suite 300
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. R. Davoudi is a specialist in plastic surgery. Dr. Davoudi is a graduate of Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His clinical interests include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Davoudi is professionally affiliated with Emory Eastside Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Butt Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Otolaryngology
3855 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Myron Jones, who practices in Stockbridge, GA, Alpharetta, GA, and Duluth, GA, is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Jones graduated from the University of Florida College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Brooke Army Medical Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $1,197
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $463
Dr. Suiza C Chua, MD
Specializes in General Gynecology
4040 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite 100
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. Suiza Chua sees patients in Suwanee, GA and Johns Creek, GA. Her medical specialty is general gynecology. These areas are among Dr. Chua's clinical interests: labor and delivery (childbirth) and robotic surgery. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chua accepts. She attended the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Chua (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Labor and Delivery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Fermin V. G. Stewart, MD
Specializes in Pediatric Otolaryngology, Otology and Neurotology
4045 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite C
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. Fermin Stewart practices pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology in Suwanee, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Blairsville, GA. The average patient rating for Dr. Stewart is 4.5 stars out of 5. In his practice, Dr. Stewart focuses on hearing loss, acoustic neuroma, and vertigo. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Stewart completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. In addition to English, Dr. Stewart (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Dutch. Dr. Stewart's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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Clinical Interests: Acoustic Neuroma, Hearing Loss, Vertigo

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $3,083
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $214

Specializes in Surgery
3500 Mcclure Bridge Road
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Miles Mason is a surgery specialist in Duluth, GA. Dr. Mason's average rating from his patients is 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $2,850
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $685
Dr. David Mark Whiteman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Other
3855 Pleasant Hill Road; Suite 370
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. David Whiteman, who practices in Duluth, GA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and dermabrasion. Dr. Whiteman takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is a graduate of The University of Western Ontario, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Donald A Culley, MD
Specializes in Urology
5400 Laurel Springs Parkway; Building 1400 Suite 1403
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. Donald Culley specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Culley attended Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University for medical school and subsequently trained at Maimonides Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center for residency. Dr. Culley is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $2,900
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $671
Dr. Phillip Hiroto Nakano, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3096 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Phillip Nakano's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Dr. Nakano's average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Rhinoplasty, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jeffrey David Zwiren, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3096 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Jeffrey Zwiren is a specialist in plastic surgery. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. These areas are among Dr. Zwiren's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Zwiren is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
3855 Pleasant Hill Road; #420
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Robert Gadlage works as an otolaryngologist. He is rated highly by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gadlage attended medical school at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 112
  • Charge (avg.): $1,078 - $5,709
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $205 - $3,234

Specializes in Surgery
3500 Mcclure Bridge Road
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Robert Fritz, who practices in Duluth, GA, is a medical specialist in surgery. He studied medicine at Emory University School of Medicine. On average, patients gave Dr. Fritz a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 28
  • Charge (avg.): $1,200 - $3,850
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $218 - $1,422

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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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