We found 25 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze HMO near Tucker, GA.

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Allan Pickens practices cardiothoracic surgery. He studied medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Pickens is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 86
  • Charge (avg.): $698 - $5,622
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $218 - $1,649

Specializes in Cardiothoracic Surgery
2675 N Decatur Road; Suite 710
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Michael Stubbs is a specialist in cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Stubbs accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.

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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. Damien Antione Doute, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1462 Montreal Road; Suite 218
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Damien Doute is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Doute's clinical interests encompass spine reconstruction. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Doute attended medical school at Harvard Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Doute trained at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, minimally invasive spine surgery

All Interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Spine Reconstruction, Spinal Fusion, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Scott Barbour is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Atlanta, GA and Tucker, GA. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Dr. Barbour takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Barbour speaks Spanish. He is accepting new patients.

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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. Robert Seth Bachner, MD
Specializes in Other
505 Irvin Court; Suite 200
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Robert Bachner studied medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. His residency was performed at Kings County Hospital Center. Dr. Bachner is rated 4.5 stars out of 5 by his patients. Coventry, Viant, and Galaxy Health Network are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bachner honors. 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. Asaf Yalif, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery, General Surgery
125 Clairemont Avenue; Suite 440
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Asaf Yalif sees patients in Roswell, GA, Dunwoody, GA, and Alpharetta, GA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery, hand surgery, and general surgery. He attended UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and subsequently trained at Beth Israel Medical Center for residency. Clinical interests for Dr. Yalif include eyelid surgery, breast reconstruction revision, and mini tummy tuck. Patients gave Dr. Yalif an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, CIGNA Plans, and more. He has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Yalif's professional affiliations include 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. Lisa M Di Francesco, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
150 E. Ponce De Leon Avenue; Suite 190
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Lisa Difrancesco, who practices in Atlanta, GA, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and general surgery. Dr. Difrancesco (or staff) speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Areas of expertise for Dr. Difrancesco include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Difrancesco graduated from Albany Medical College and then Dr. Difrancesco performed Dr. Difrancesco's residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Difrancesco is rated highly by Dr. Difrancesco's patients. Dr. Difrancesco honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Difrancesco has received include Voted Best at Breast Augmentation, Atlanta and Voted Best at Injectables and FIllers, Atlanta RealSelf Top Doctor. Dr. Difrancesco is not currently accepting new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Erica Anderson's medical specialty is plastic surgery. Her areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, mini tummy tuck, and botox injection. Patient ratings for Dr. Anderson average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Anderson accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She studied medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Anderson has received professional recognition including the following: Washington, DC-Baltimore-Northern Virginia Rising Stars and RealSelf Top Doctor. Her professional affiliations include 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)

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

Dr. Lawrence Bircoll sees patients in Decatur, GA and Snellville, GA. His medical specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. These areas are among his clinical interests: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Bircoll is affiliated with Resurgens Orthopaedics. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. His medical residency was performed at Henry Ford Hospital. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Bircoll is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: General Orthopedics, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (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 works as a hand surgeon, orthopedist, and sports medicine specialist in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. These areas are among Dr. Dantuluri's clinical interests: shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His professional affiliations include Atlanta Medical Center and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He attended Brown University, Alpert Medical School and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Dantuluri average 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dantuluri accepts. He has received professional recognition including the following: 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)

Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
2675 N Decatur Road; Suite 404a
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Robert Karsch is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. He takes Coventry, SouthCare, and Humana HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Karsch attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Montefiore Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Paul Frederick Richin, MD
Specializes in Other, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
505 Irvin Court; Suite 200
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Paul Richin's area of specialization is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Richin include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and sports health. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Richin honors. He welcomes new patients. Dr. Richin is a graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine and a graduate of Georgetown University Hospital's residency program. He has received the distinction of Atlanta Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Hip Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Jeff Alan Traub, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
2801 N Decatur Road; Suite 200
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Jeff Traub practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems and shoulder problems. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Traub is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Traub attended New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Albany Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Arthroscopic Surgery, Total Joint Replacement, ... (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. On average, patients gave Dr. Bendiks a rating of 1.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bendiks include minimally invasive surgery. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. Dr. Bendiks (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and French. He is professionally affiliated with North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

Dr. Bartosz Wojewnik, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Bartosz Wojewnik is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: sciatica, minimally invasive surgery, and neck pain. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Wojewnik attended medical school at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School. For his residency, Dr. Wojewnik trained at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Wojewnik speaks Polish. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Neck Pain, Back Problems, Neck Problems, Nerve Problems, Sciatica, Minimally Invasive Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Colin Gable Crosby, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Colin Crosby is a spine surgeon and orthopedist. Clinical interests for Dr. Crosby include minimally invasive surgery, thoracic (chest) problems, and lower back problems. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, TriStar Centennial Medical Center, and Williamson Medical Center. Dr. Crosby's education and training includes medical school at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Thoracic Problems, Lower Back Problems, Minimally Invasive Surgery

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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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