We found 13 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist. Patients rated Dr. Vani highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Vani include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Vani attended Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with HCA Midwest Physicians, 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 S Austenfeld, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Mark Austenfeld is a medical specialist in urology (urinary tract disease). He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Austenfeld is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Dr. Austenfeld has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

Dr. Mark Lionel Epstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Mark Epstein's specialty is general surgery. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Epstein attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His areas of expertise include breast procedures, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He has received a 5.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Epstein has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $2,054
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $667
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). Areas of expertise for Dr. Dendi include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Dendi's hospital/clinic affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Dendi honors. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Dendi attended Osmania Medical College for medical school.

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Relevant Interests: , cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT)

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 48
  • Charge (avg.): $789 - $1,364
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $506 - $881
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). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pomeroy accepts. Dr. Pomeroy is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Nebraska Medical Center for his residency. His professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 31
  • Charge (avg.): $484 - $4,200
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $226 - $674
Dr. Daniel Dee Weed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Weed's medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Before completing his residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Weed attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. The average patient rating for Dr. Weed is 4.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , shoulder arthroscopy

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

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

Dr. David Owens, who practices in Shawnee Mission, KS and Lansing, KS, is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. He attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. Dr. Owens's clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth). Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Owens's hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Incontinence, Vaginal Cancer, Hysteroscopy, ... (Read more)

Dr. Thaju Salam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3601 S 4th St Parkway; Plaza Professional Building Suite 4
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Thaju Salam practices adult cardiology. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Salam attended J.J.M. Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 18
  • Charge (avg.): $1,280
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $480
Dr. Bruce C Gehrke, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Bruce Gehrke's specialty is general surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Gehrke is a graduate of the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine and a graduate of Truman Medical Centers' residency program. He is affiliated with Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,054
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $658
Dr. Amy C Sorrells, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. Amy Sorrells is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Sorrells is especially interested in labor and delivery (childbirth). Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sorrells accepts. Dr. Sorrells attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for residency. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, ... (Read more)

Dr. Rabiya Suleman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. Rabiya Suleman is a general obstetrician and gynecologist in Shawnee Mission, KS, Kansas City, KS, and Lansing, KS. Dr. Suleman has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suleman include sexually transmitted diseases (STds), colposcopy, and menopause. Her professional affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Suleman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. She graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for her residency. Dr. Suleman (or staff) is conversant in Urdu, Spanish, and Punjabi.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), robotic surgery

All Interests: Menopause, Colposcopy, Uterine Prolapse, Infertility, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, ... (Read more)

Dr. Larry W Nibbelink, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. Larry Nibbelink's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. He has indicated that his clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth). Dr. Nibbelink's hospital/clinic affiliations include HCA Midwest Physicians and Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He attended the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Nibbelink is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP)

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Kristi Weaver practices general obstetrics & gynecology in Shawnee Mission, KS, Lansing, KS, and Kansas City, KS. Dr. Weaver's patients gave her an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Weaver include labor and delivery (childbirth) and robotic surgery. She is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before performing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Weaver attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is professionally affiliated with HCA Midwest Physicians and Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), robotic surgery

All Interests: Colposcopy, Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure, Hysteroscopy, Ultrasound, Cesarean Section, ... (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.
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