We found 58 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze near Hammond, IN.

Dr. James Michael Tuchek, MA, DO
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard
Munster, IN
 

Dr. James Tuchek's specialties are cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. Areas of expertise for Dr. Tuchek include minimally invasive surgery, heart surgery, and aneurysm. Dr. Tuchek is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. Dr. Tuchek is professionally affiliated with Vista Health System, Centegra Health System, and Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery

All Interests: Vascular Surgery Procedures, Aneurysm, Surgical Procedures, Endovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 53
  • Charge (avg.): $5,291
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,349
Dr. Antone John Tatooles, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Antone Tatooles is a specialist in cardiac surgery and thoracic surgery. His professional affiliations include Alexian Brothers Health System (ABHS), Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, and Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital. Dr. Tatooles honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, United Healthcare HMO, and United Healthcare POS. He welcomes new patients. He attended medical school at Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Tatooles completed residency programs at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $9,950
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,485
Dr. Andrew Roger Barksdale, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Andrew Barksdale is a cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery specialist in Indianapolis, IN and Munster, IN. His areas of expertise include the following: video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), pleurectomy, and lung cancer surgery. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Barksdale completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Kentucky. He is affiliated with Franciscan St. Francis Health - Indianapolis. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Barksdale's office for an appointment.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), da Vinci surgery, minimally invasive thoracic surgery

All Interests: Heart Bypass Surgery, Lung Cancer Surgery, Iliac Artery Aneurysm, Atrial Fibrillation, Infective ... (Read more)

Dr. Gerald Andrew Cahill, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Medicine, Bariatric Surgery, Colon & Rectal Surgery
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Gerald Cahill's areas of specialization are general surgery, bariatric surgery, and bariatric medicine. Dr. Cahill attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Illinois at Chicago for residency. His clinical interests encompass robotic surgery. Patient reviews placed Dr. Cahill at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Workers' Compensation, and United Healthcare POS. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery, robotic surgery

All Interests: Laparoscopic Surgery, Rectal Cancer, Weight Loss Surgery, Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $4,905
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,681
Dr. Paul James Gordon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Paul Gordon is a heart surgeon and thoracic surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Southern Illinois University and a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. Dr. Gordon has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Adventist Hinsdale Hospital, Palos Community Hospital, and MetroSouth Medical Center. Dr. Gordon's practice is open to new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $920
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $259
Dr. Gregory Paul McComis, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 304
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Gregory McComis is an orthopedic surgeon. Dr. McComis has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. McComis include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and spine surgery procedures. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. McComis's education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at Strong Memorial Hospital. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Adam Eric Perlmutter, DO
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Adam Perlmutter's specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Family Health Plus. After completing medical school at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Perlmutter performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with West Virginia University. He is conversant in Spanish. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. Dr. Perlmutter is accepting new patients.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 44
  • Charge (avg.): $1,970 - $6,930
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $449 - $1,624

Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Joseph Hecht is a foot & ankle surgery, orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and sports medicine specialist. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Hecht completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Hecht is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. His practice is open to new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

Dr. Ramakrishnan Ramakrishnan Unni, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. P. Unni's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Unni's office for an appointment. He studied medicine at Government Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 38
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200 - $4,590
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $647 - $789
Dr. Sameer Sharma, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology, Obstetrics
5815 S Calumet Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Sameer Sharma's specialties are gynecologic oncology and obstetrics. His clinical interests include robotic surgery. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai Hospital, Cook County Health & Hospitals System, and Sinai Health System (Chicago). Before performing his residency at Aurora Sinai Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Sharma attended Rush Medical College for medical school. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He has an open panel.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $3,269
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,447
Dr. Tyler Edwards Emley, MD
Specializes in Urology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Tyler Emley, who practices in Merrillville, IN, Dyer, IN, and Hammond, IN, is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Emley accepts. He studied medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Emley completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Indiana University. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Franciscan Alliance. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $2,200 - $4,000
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $716 - $1,488
Dr. David H Garelick, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. David Garelick's specialties are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Areas of expertise for Dr. Garelick include knee problems, arthroscopic surgery, and pain. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending Indiana University School of Medicine, Dr. Garelick completed his residency training at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His professional affiliations include Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and Swedish Covenant Hospital. Dr. Garelick welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Reconstructive Surgery, Arthroscopic Surgery

Dr. Padmaja Venkata Sanaka, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Padmaja Sanaka practices women's health and gynecology. Patients gave her an average rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sanaka's clinical interests include robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. She takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Sanaka's practice is open to new patients. She studied medicine at Kurnool Medical College. Dr. Sanaka completed her residency training at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Sanaka (or staff) is conversant in Filipino and Hindi.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Prayuk Andrew Waran, MD
Specializes in Women's Health, Gynecology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. P. Waran, who practices in Dyer, IN, Hammond, IN, and Crown Point, IN, is a medical specialist in women's health and gynecology. Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Waran's areas of expertise include the following: infertility, fibroids, and endometrial ablation. He is professionally affiliated with Franciscan Physician Network. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Waran's office for an appointment. Before completing his residency at New York Downtown Hospital, Dr. Waran attended medical school at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is conversant in Thai.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Infertility, Tumor, Urinary Incontinence, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery, Surgical ... (Read more)

Dr. Jack Jay Gelman, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
801 Macarthur Boulevard; Suite 206
Munster, IN
 

Dr. Jack Gelman's areas of specialization are plastic surgery and hand surgery. Dr. Gelman's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gelman include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck revision. His professional affiliations include Franciscan Healthcare - Munster and Franciscan Alliance. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is open to new patients. Dr. Gelman studied medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Cleveland Clinic.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Mini Tummy Tuck, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Breast Augmentation, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thomas E Bump, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
5454 Hohman Avenue
Hammond, IN
 

Dr. Thomas Bump's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His professional affiliations include Palos Community Hospital, Little Company of Mary Health Providers Network, and Franciscan Alliance. After attending Harvard Medical School, he completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and the University of Chicago Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Bump at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Bump honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 52
  • Charge (avg.): $1,100 - $2,476
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $529 - $1,018

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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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