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We found 18 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Silver HMO near Suwanee, GA.

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

Dr. Chalam Mahadevan is a cardiothoracic surgery specialist. 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: 22
  • Uninsured Cost: $803
  • Medicare Cost: $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 works as a rehabilitation physician, interventional pain specialist, and sports medicine specialist. Dr. Olufade's areas of expertise include the following: facet injection, plantar fasciotomy, and sports health. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and residency at Temple University Hospital. Dr. Olufade's professional affiliations include 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 works as a surgeon in Suwanee, GA. These areas are among his clinical interests: colon cancer, crohn's disease, and liver tumor. He is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Johnson takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine. In addition to English, he speaks Dutch. Dr. Johnson 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. 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. Her areas of expertise include laparoscopic hysterectomy, labor and delivery (childbirth), and genital warts. Patient ratings for Dr. Dunson-Allen average 4.0 stars out of 5. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dunson-Allen takes. She obtained her medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Dunson-Allen is professionally 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)

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Specializes in Other, Ophthalmology
3890 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite 200
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. Eric Baylin's specialty is ophthalmology (eye disease). In addition to English, Dr. Baylin speaks Spanish. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Baylin include plastic surgery procedures. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and WellStar Douglas Hospital. After attending the University of Maryland School of Medicine and the University of Texas Medical School at Houston for medical school, Dr. Baylin completed his residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Clinical Interests: Plastic Surgery Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $810 - $2,068
  • Medicare Cost: $136 - $726
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Specializes in Otolaryngology
3855 Pleasant Hill Road
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Myron Jones' specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Jones accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Florida College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Brooke Army Medical Center and William Beaumont Army Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,197
  • Medicare Cost: $463
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Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1900 Riverside Parkway
Lawrenceville, GA
 

Dr. Gary Levengood's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Levengood's average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 142
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,800 - $4,178
  • Medicare Cost: $92 - $575
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. She attended medical school at the University of California and the University of Southern California (USC), Keck School of Medicine. Dr. Chua trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. In her practice, Dr. Chua focuses on labor and delivery (childbirth) and robotic surgery. Dr. Chua takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Chua (or staff) speaks Filipino, Spanish, and Chinese. She is professionally affiliated with Emory Johns Creek Hospital.

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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 is a specialist in pediatric otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) and otology and neurotology. He works in Suwanee, GA, Atlanta, GA, and Blairsville, GA. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Stewart include hearing loss, acoustic neuroma, and vertigo. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Stewart honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of Tennessee. Dr. Stewart (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish, French, and Dutch. He is affiliated with 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

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,083
  • Medicare Cost: $214
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Specializes in Surgery
3500 Mcclure Bridge Road
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Miles Mason works as a surgeon. He studied medicine at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Patient ratings for Dr. Mason average 4.0 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,850
  • Medicare Cost: $685
Dr. Donald A Culley, MD
Specializes in Urology
5400 Laurel Springs Parkway; Building 1400 Suite 1403
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. Donald Culley is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). The average patient rating for Dr. Culley is 2.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center. Dr. Culley accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University and then he performed his residency at Maimonides Medical Center and Kings County Hospital Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 53
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,900
  • Medicare Cost: $671
Dr. R. Morgan Morgan Davoudi, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3855 Pleasant Hill Road; Suite 300
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Robert Davoudi's area of specialization is plastic surgery. He attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Davoudi's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Davoudi average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Davoudi is affiliated with Emory Eastside Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Phillip Hiroto Nakano, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3096 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard
Duluth, GA
 

Dr. Phillip Nakano is a plastic surgeon. Dr. Nakano's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nakano attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Jeffrey Zwiren specializes in plastic surgery and practices in Duluth, GA. Clinical interests for Dr. Zwiren include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. Patients gave Dr. Zwiren an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zwiren takes.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. David Mark Whiteman, MD
Specializes in Other
3855 Pleasant Hill Road; Suite 370
Duluth, GA
 

Areas of expertise for Dr. David Whiteman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Dermabrasion, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Laser ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas Roche Cadier, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
4055 Johns Creek Parkway; Suite A
Suwanee, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Cadier is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Cadier attended medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine. Dr. Cadier is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by Dr. Cadier's patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Cadier honors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,722
  • Medicare Cost: $366

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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.