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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' medical specialty is thoracic surgery. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan. Areas of expertise for Dr. Pickens include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and minimally invasive procedures. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinctions: Society for Surgery of the, Alimentary Tract Resident Research Award and UAB Department of Surgery, Resident Research Award. Dr. Pickens is professionally affiliated with 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

  • 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 is a physician who specializes in thoracic surgery. He has a special interest in transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), heart bypass surgery (CABG), and mitral stenosis. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Emory University School of Medicine, Dr. Thourani 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. Dr. Thourani (or staff) is conversant in Hindi. He is affiliated with 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's medical specialty is thoracic surgery. He attended the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center. Dr. Sancheti has indicated that his clinical interests include esophageal cancer, lung cancer, and CT scan. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is affiliated with 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' area of specialization is cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Stubbs attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more.

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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Bradbury is especially interested in hip replacement, knee problems, and knee replacement. He is professionally affiliated with Atlanta VA Medical Center, Emory Clinic, and Emory University Hospital. After completing medical school at Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia, he performed his residency at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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 specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He obtained his medical school training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University Hospitals, Cleveland. His clinical interests include kyphoplasty (vertebral augmentation), herniated disc, and degenerative disc disease. Dr. Heller's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Heller is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include 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)

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

Dr. Ira Horowitz is a gynecologic oncologist in Atlanta, GA and Decatur, GA. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Horowitz attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Horowitz include ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, and cervical cancer. Dr. Horowitz takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received distinctions including 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)

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

Dr. Scott Barbour's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Patient ratings for Dr. Barbour average 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Barbour's areas of expertise include the following: arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and pain. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Barbour honors. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment. Before performing his residency at Jackson Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Barbour attended St. Louis University School of Medicine. He is conversant in 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $11,208
  • Medicare Cost: $225
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. His education and training includes medical school at Brown University, Alpert Medical School and residency at a hospital affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine. His areas of expertise include shoulder surgery, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). Dr. Dantuluri has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Awards and/or distinctions Dr. Dantuluri has received include Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Orthopaedics, Emory University; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthopaedics; and Invited Professor, National and International Meetings. He is affiliated with Atlanta Medical Center and Emory University Hospital Midtown.

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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 is a specialist in otolaryngic allergy. Dr. Wise has a special interest in endoscopic sinus surgery, cystic fibrosis (CF), and sinus problems. She accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She has received the following distinction: Basic Science Research Award, American Rhinologic Society Resident Teacher of the Year. Dr. Wise's professional 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 Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
487 Winn Way; Suite 100
Decatur, GA
 

Dr. Lawrence Bircoll practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). The average patient rating for Dr. Bircoll 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. After completing medical school at the University of Michigan Medical School, he performed his residency at Henry Ford Hospital. Dr. Bircoll is professionally 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)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 44
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,280 - $3,884
  • Medicare Cost: $177 - $1,089
Dr. Robert Seth Bachner, MD
Specializes in Other
505 Irvin Court; Suite 200
Decatur, GA
 

After attending Weill Cornell Medical College for medical school, Dr. Robert Bachner completed his residency training at Kings County Hospital Center. He is rated highly by his patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bachner honors. 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's area of specialization is orthopedic oncology. He graduated from Georgia Regents University, Medical College of Georgia and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. Clinical interests for Dr. Oskouei include hip replacement, arthroscopic surgery, and knee replacement. Patient ratings for Dr. Oskouei average 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Oskouei is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has received professional recognition including the following: Admin, Excellent Resident Teaching Award; Marmor Award; and For Excellence in Orthopaedic Surgery. Dr. Oskouei (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: French, Italian, and Persian. He is affiliated with Emory Clinic, Emory University Hospital, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

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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 obstetrician and gynecologist in Roswell, GA, Suwanee, GA, and Atlanta, GA. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Dunson-Allen include laparoscopic hysterectomy, labor and delivery (childbirth), and genital warts. Dr. Dunson-Allen is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Dunson-Allen graduated from Harvard Medical School and then she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with Emory University. She speaks Spanish. She 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: Circumcision, Family Planning, Pelvic Problems, Hormone Replacement Therapy, High Risk Pregnancy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Erik Thor Bendiks, MD
Specializes in Spine Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1350 Montreal Road; Suite 290
Tucker, GA
 

Dr. Erik Bendiks specializes in spine surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and practices in Duluth, GA, Tucker, GA, and Decatur, GA. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a graduate of Jackson Memorial Medical Center's residency program. He has a special interest in minimally invasive surgery. Dr. Bendiks has a 1.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Bendiks accepts. Dr. Bendiks (or staff) speaks the following languages: Spanish and French. Dr. Bendiks is 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. 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 (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Spanish and Portuguese. Clinical interests for Dr. Difrancesco include thigh lift, general reconstruction, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Difrancesco is professionally affiliated with Emory University Hospital Midtown. Before completing Dr. Difrancesco's residency at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Dr. Difrancesco attended medical school at Albany Medical College. Patients gave Dr. Difrancesco an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Difrancesco is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. 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)

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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.