We found 32 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Tucker, GA.

Dr. Allan Pickens, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, 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. Manu Suraj Sancheti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, 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)

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. 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. 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)

Dr. Ira Robert Horowitz, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, 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. Lisa M Di Francesco, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
150 E. Ponce De Leon Avenue; Suite 190
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Lisa Difrancesco is a specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Difrancesco's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Difrancesco include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Difrancesco takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After attending Albany Medical College for medical school, Dr. Difrancesco completed Dr. Difrancesco's residency training at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Difrancesco include: Voted Best at Breast Augmentation, Atlanta and Voted Best at Injectables and FIllers, Atlanta RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Difrancesco (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Difrancesco is affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Dr. Difrancesco has a closed panel.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
1350 Montreal Road; Suite 290
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Scott Barbour works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Patients gave Dr. Barbour an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. His clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Barbour attended St. Louis University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. He speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Hip Arthroscopy, Osteoporosis, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Asaf Yalif, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
125 Clairemont Avenue; Suite 440
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Asaf Yalif is a specialist in plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He works in Roswell, GA, Dunwoody, GA, and Alpharetta, GA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Yalif include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Yalif accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and CIGNA Plans, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. His training includes a residency program at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Yalif has received the following distinction: RealSelf Top Doctor. He is professionally affiliated with St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta Medical Center, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Phani Kumar Dantuluri, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
487 Winn Way; Suite 100
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Phani Dantuluri's areas of specialization are hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. His patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Clinical interests for Dr. Dantuluri include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Dantuluri's professional affiliations include Atlanta Medical Center and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Dr. Dantuluri trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for his residency. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Emory University; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics; and Invited Professor, National and International Meetings.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Sarah Kristen Miller, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngic Allergy
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Sarah Wise works as an otolaryngic allergist in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Dr. Wise's areas of clinical interest consist of endoscopic sinus surgery, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sinus problems. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for residency. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She has received the distinction of Basic Science Research Award, American Rhinologic Society Resident Teacher of the Year.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic sinus surgery

All Interests: Tumor, Allergies, Sinus Problems, Sinus Surgery, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Cystic Fibrosis, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $1,300 - $5,256
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $376 - $1,017
Dr. Robert Seth Bachner, MD
Specializes in Other
505 Irvin Court; Suite 200
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Robert Bachner is a graduate of Weill Cornell Medical College and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bachner accepts. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Pain, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, ... (Read more)

Dr. Lawrence Alan Bircoll, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
487 Winn Way; Suite 100
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Lawrence Bircoll is a physician who specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Bircoll is a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Bircoll trained at Henry Ford Hospital. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bircoll is affiliated with Resurgens Orthopaedics.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1350 Montreal Road; Suite 290
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Erik Bendiks practices spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Bendiks (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and French. Dr. Bendiks has indicated that his clinical interests include minimally invasive surgery. He is affiliated with North Fulton Hospital. Dr. Bendiks studied medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. He trained at Jackson Memorial Medical Center for his residency. His average rating from his patients is 1.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Shervin V Oskouei, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
1459 Montreal Road, Suite 304; Medical Office Building at Tucker
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Shervin Oskouei is an orthopedic oncology specialist in Atlanta, GA and Tucker, GA. He has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Oskouei include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Oskouei is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Oskouei's distinctions include: Admin, Excellent Resident Teaching Award; Marmor Award; and For Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Oskouei (or staff) speaks the following languages: French, Italian, and Persian.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Knee Arthroplasty, Tumor, Hip Arthroplasty, Shoulder Problems, Subacromial Decompression, Sarcoma, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erica Dawn Anderson, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Erica Anderson practices plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Anderson include eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Anderson honors. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. She has received the following distinctions: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Anderson is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, and Inova Fairfax Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Endoscopic Surgery, Butt Augmentation, Sclerotherapy, Nipple ... (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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