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We found 37 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 works as a chest surgeon. Clinical interests for Dr. Pickens include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and minimally invasive procedures. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. He is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine. Dr. Pickens trained at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for residency. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including Society for Surgery of the, Alimentary Tract Resident Research Award and UAB Department of Surgery, Resident Research Award.

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Clinical Interests: Surgical Procedures, CT Scan, Esophageal Cancer, Lung Cancer, Minimally Invasive Procedures

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 86
  • Uninsured Cost: $698 - $5,622
  • Medicare Cost: $218 - $1,649
Dr. Vinod H Thourani, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Vinod Thourani's specialty is thoracic surgery. Dr. Thourani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. His areas of expertise consist of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral stenosis. Dr. Thourani is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. He is a graduate of Emory University School of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Dr. Thourani takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Dwight C. McGoon Award, Thoracic Surgery Resident's Association (TSRA); Start-up Company of 2010 for Apica Cardiovascular, Emory University; and Osler Abbott Award, Southern Thoracic Surgical Association.

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Clinical Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Heart Valve Repair, Mitral Stenosis, Heart Valve Disease, Transcatheter ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 19
  • Uninsured Cost: $8,507
  • Medicare Cost: $1,114
Dr. Manu Suraj Sancheti, MD
Specializes in Thoracic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Manu Sancheti is a thoracic surgery specialist. Dr. Sancheti's areas of clinical interest consist of esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and CT scan. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. He honors 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)

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

Dr. Michael Stubbs' specialty is cardiothoracic surgery. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Stubbs graduated from Emory University School of Medicine.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,000
  • Medicare Cost: $525
Dr. Thomas Lane Bradbury Jr., MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1459 Montreal Road; Suite 304
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Thomas Bradbury works as an orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Tucker, GA and Atlanta, GA. After attending Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia for medical school, he completed his residency training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Clinical interests for Dr. Bradbury include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. Dr. Bradbury takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bradbury's hospital/clinic 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. Ira Robert Horowitz, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Ira Horowitz is a specialist in gynecologic oncology. He works in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. His clinical interests include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Horowitz graduated from Baylor College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Horowitz include: Atlanta Magazine Top Doctors and Atlanta Super Doctors. He is affiliated with 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. John Gaylord Heller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. John Heller is a medical specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He attended Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University Hospitals, Cleveland for residency. Areas of expertise for Dr. Heller include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), herniated disc, and degenerative disc disease. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Heller honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including CIBA Community Service Award; Kashiwagi-Suzuki Traveling Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; and Teacher of the Year Award, Emory Orthopaedic Resident Selection. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation)

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

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

Dr. Scott Barbour works as an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Decatur, GA and Tucker, GA. Dr. Barbour's clinical interests include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at St. Louis University School of Medicine and performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. Dr. Barbour welcomes 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $11,208
  • Medicare Cost: $225
Dr. Robert Seth Bachner, MD
Specializes in Other
505 Irvin Court; Suite 200
Decatur, GA
 

Before completing his residency at Kings County Hospital Center, Dr. Robert Bachner attended medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Bachner average 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Bachner's office for an appointment.

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

Dr. Phani Dantuluri, who practices in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA, is a medical specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. Dr. Dantuluri's areas of expertise include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta Medical Center and Emory University Hospital Midtown. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Dr. Dantuluri attended medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Dantuluri's distinctions 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's medical specialty is otolaryngic allergy. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Her training includes a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Wise include endoscopic sinus surgery, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sinus problems. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She has received the following distinction: Basic Science Research Award, American Rhinologic Society Resident Teacher of the Year. Dr. Wise's hospital/clinic affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital.

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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

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300 - $5,256
  • Medicare Cost: $376 - $1,017
Dr. Lawrence Alan Bircoll, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
487 Winn Way; Suite 100
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Lawrence Bircoll is an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Decatur, GA and Snellville, GA. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bircoll include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Resurgens Orthopaedics. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,280 - $3,884
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $1,089
Dr. Erik Thor Bendiks, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1350 Montreal Road; Suite 290
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Erik Bendiks works as a spine surgeon and orthopedist in Duluth, GA, Tucker, GA, and Decatur, GA. His average patient rating is 1.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bendiks has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. He is professionally affiliated with North Fulton Hospital. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School. Dr. Bendiks's training includes a residency program at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Bendiks (or staff) speaks Spanish and French.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

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

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 plastic surgeon and general surgeon. Dr. Difrancesco's average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Difrancesco's areas of expertise include the following: thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Difrancesco takes. Dr. Difrancesco is a graduate of Albany Medical College and a graduate of UMass Memorial Medical Center's residency program. Dr. Difrancesco (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Dr. Difrancesco is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Unfortunately, Dr. Difrancesco is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Shervin Oskouei, who practices in Atlanta, GA and Tucker, GA, is a medical specialist in orthopedic oncology. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Dr. Oskouei is professionally affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University, Dr. Oskouei attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. Dr. Oskouei's distinctions include: Admin, Excellent Resident Teaching Award; Marmor Award; and For Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Oskouei (or staff) speaks 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. Akiva Dmitry Gimpelevich, DO
Specializes in Obstetrics, Gynecology
1861 Peeler Road
Dunwoody, GA
 

Dr. Akiva Gimpelevich specializes in obstetrics and gynecology and practices in Dunwoody, GA and Roswell, GA. Dr. Gimpelevich's areas of expertise consist of labor and delivery (childbirth), fibroids, and pelvic floor repair. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his residency training at St. John's Episcopal Hospital. Dr. Gimpelevich (or staff) is conversant in Spanish and Russian. Dr. Gimpelevich's hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital, WellStar, and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Labor and Delivery, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Fibroids, Endometriosis, Pelvic Floor ... (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.