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We found 38 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 practices thoracic surgery in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Pickens is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. His distinctions include: 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, who practices in Atlanta, GA, Marietta, GA, and Decatur, GA, is a medical specialist in thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Thourani include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral stenosis. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He obtained his medical school training at Emory University School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Thourani has received include 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. In addition to English, Dr. Thourani (or staff) speaks Hindi. His professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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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 specializes in thoracic surgery and practices in Atlanta, GA, Johns Creek, GA, and Decatur, GA. In his practice, he is particularly interested in esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and CT scan. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, Dr. Sancheti performed his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Sancheti's professional affiliations include Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, and Emory Clinic.

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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 works as a cardiothoracic surgeon. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at 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 is an adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery specialist in Tucker, GA and Atlanta, GA. He has indicated that his clinical interests include hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Before completing his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Dr. Bradbury attended medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia. His 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. John Gaylord Heller, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. John Heller is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He works in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Dr. Heller's areas of expertise include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), herniated disc, and degenerative disc disease. Patient ratings for Dr. Heller average 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Heller graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. He has received professional recognition including the following: CIBA Community Service Award; Kashiwagi-Suzuki Traveling Fellow, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; and Teacher of the Year Award, Emory Orthopaedic Resident Selection. His hospital/clinic affiliations include 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)

Dr. Ira Robert Horowitz, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Ira Horowitz sees patients in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. His medical specialty is gynecologic oncology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Horowitz include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Baylor College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Horowitz's distinctions 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. Phani Kumar Dantuluri, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
487 Winn Way; Suite 100
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Phani Dantuluri is a specialist in hand surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine. He works in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Dantuluri's areas of expertise include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is professionally affiliated with Resurgens Orthopaedics, Atlanta Medical Center, and Emory University Hospital Midtown. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. After attending Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Dr. Dantuluri completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received the following distinctions: Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Emory University; Associate Team Physician New England Patriots; and Associate Team Physician Boston Bruins.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

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

Dr. Scott Barbour specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Decatur, GA and Tucker, GA. Patient ratings for Dr. Barbour average 3.5 stars out of 5. Areas of expertise for Dr. Barbour include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Barbour graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He has an open panel.

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

Dr. Sarah Wise specializes in otolaryngic allergy and practices in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. In her practice, she is particularly interested in endoscopic sinus surgery, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sinus problems. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Wise honors. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Emory University for her residency. She has received professional recognition including the following: 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: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,300
  • Medicare Cost: $376
Dr. Lawrence Alan Bircoll, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
487 Winn Way; Suite 100
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Lawrence Bircoll is an orthopedic traumatologist and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School. Dr. Bircoll's training includes a residency program at Henry Ford Hospital. Clinical interests for Dr. Bircoll include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and general orthopedics. The average patient rating for Dr. Bircoll is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Bircoll honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is affiliated with Resurgens Orthopaedics.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,280 - $3,884
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $1,089
Dr. Bartosz Wojewnik, BS, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1670 Clairmont Road
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Bartosz Wojewnik's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include sciatica, minimally invasive surgery, and neck pain. Dr. Wojewnik is affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, and Loyola Center for Health at Burr Ridge. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Chicago Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. In addition to English, Dr. Wojewnik speaks Polish.

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

Patients rated Dr. Robert Bachner highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Bachner graduated from Weill Cornell Medical College and then he performed his residency at Kings County Hospital Center. He welcomes 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. Shervin V Oskouei, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Oncology
1459 Montreal Road, Suite 304; Medical Office Building at Tucker
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Shervin Oskouei works as an orthopedic oncologist in Atlanta, GA and Tucker, GA. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oskouei's areas of expertise include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Oskouei has received 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. Shelley Monique Dunson-Allen, MD
Specializes in Other, Obstetrics, Gynecology
1829 Independence Square; Suite 1
Atlanta, GA
 

Dr. Shelley Dunson-Allen is an obstetrics and gynecology specialist in Roswell, GA, Suwanee, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Dr. Dunson-Allen is rated highly by her patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunson-Allen include laparoscopic hysterectomy, labor and delivery (childbirth), and genital warts. She takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. Dr. Dunson-Allen's education and training includes medical school at Harvard Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She speaks Spanish. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Emory Johns Creek Hospital and North Fulton Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Circumcision, Family Planning, Pelvic Problems, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Shaun Lowell Traub, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
487 Winn Way; Suite 100
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Shaun Traub is a specialist in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and residency at a hospital affiliated with Medical University of South Carolina. Clinical interests for Dr. Traub include knee problems, hip arthroscopy, and general orthopedics. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Traub is professionally affiliated with Resurgens Orthopaedics.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery, hip arthroscopy, knee arthroscopy, shoulder arthroscopy

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

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,426
  • Medicare Cost: $177

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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.