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We found 15 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Lansing, KS.

Dr. John Nicholas Vani, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
3550 South 4th Street; Suite 250
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. John Vani specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine and practices in Kansas City, KS and Leavenworth, KS. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Areas of particular interest for Dr. Vani include knee problems, shoulder problems, and sports injuries. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Vani accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Providence Hospital and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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

All Interests: Sports Health, ACL Injury, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Total Knee Replacement, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. Mark Steven Austenfeld, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Mark Austenfeld's area of specialization is urology (urinary tract disease). Patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Austenfeld is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before performing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Austenfeld attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Austenfeld has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 24
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,099 - $1,647
  • Medicare Cost: $139 - $831
Dr. Mark Lionel Epstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Mark Epstein's area of specialization is general surgery. Dr. Epstein's clinical interests encompass breast procedures, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is professionally affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Epstein has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Colon Surgery, Breast Procedures, Hernia Surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,054
  • Medicare Cost: $667
Dr. Larry W Nibbelink, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. Larry Nibbelink, who practices in Shawnee Mission, KS, Kansas City, KS, and Lansing, KS, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Nibbelink is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Truman Medical Centers. In his practice, Dr. Nibbelink focuses on labor and delivery (childbirth). Dr. Nibbelink is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, Labor and Delivery, Gynecologic Exams, Pap ... (Read more)

Dr. David B Owens, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. David Owens works as a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients gave Dr. Owens an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Creighton University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Incontinence, Vaginal Cancer, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Vulvar Cancer, Cesarean ... (Read more)

Dr. Raghuveer Dendi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3601 S 4th Street; Suite 1
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Raghuveer Dendi is a medical specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). These areas are among his clinical interests: syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Dendi is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

All Interests: Supraventricular Arrhythmia, Ventricular Arrhythmia, Syncope, Ventricular Tachycardia, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 48
  • Uninsured Cost: $789 - $1,364
  • Medicare Cost: $506 - $881
Dr. Daniel Dee Weed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Weed is an orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. After attending the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Weed has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

All Interests: Knee Problems, Rotator Cuff Repair, Shoulder Arthroscopy, Replacement Arthroplasty

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 13
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,876
  • Medicare Cost: $550
Dr. Daniel G Holmes, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Holmes specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Holmes attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Holmes has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,647
  • Medicare Cost: $825
Dr. Prem Parmar, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine
712 1st Terrace
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. Prem Parmar is an orthopedist and sports medicine specialist in Fort Leavenworth, KS, Lenexa, KS, and Lansing, KS. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Parmar accepts. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, Dr. Parmar attended medical school at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Medicine. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 63
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,450 - $2,987
  • Medicare Cost: $103 - $542
Dr. Rabiya Suleman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. Rabiya Suleman's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Suleman's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. Her clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. In addition to English, Dr. Suleman (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Punjabi. She is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Uterine Prolapse, Infertility, Incontinence, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, ... (Read more)

Dr. Brandon Douglas Pomeroy, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Brandon Pomeroy is a specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Pomeroy graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Pomeroy trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $484 - $4,200
  • Medicare Cost: $226 - $674
Dr. Thaju Salam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3601 S 4th St Parkway; Plaza Professional Building, Suite 4
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Thaju Salam specializes in adult cardiology. Dr. Salam has received a 3.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at J.J.M. Medical College. He trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for residency. Dr. Salam is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 18
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,280
  • Medicare Cost: $480
Dr. Amy C Sorrells, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. Amy Sorrells is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. Clinical interests for Dr. Sorrells include labor and delivery (childbirth). She is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Sorrells attended medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. For her professional training, Dr. Sorrells completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF).

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, Labor and Delivery, Gynecologic Exams, Pap ... (Read more)

Dr. Kristi Lyn Weaver Rowe, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. Kristi Weaver's medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Weaver include robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Her education and training includes medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. On average, patients gave Dr. Weaver a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. She accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, Gynecologic Exams, Pap Test, Laparoscopic ... (Read more)

Dr. Bruce C Gehrke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Bruce Gehrke's specialty is general surgery. Dr. Gehrke is professionally affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Truman Medical Centers.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 23
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,054
  • Medicare Cost: $658

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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.