We found 13 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Humana Bronze 4850/HMO Premier near Lansing, KS.

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

Dr. Mark Austenfeld's medical specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Austenfeld has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Before completing his residency at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah, Dr. Austenfeld attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Austenfeld has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Robotic Surgery

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

Dr. John Vani practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine. Dr. Vani's areas of expertise include arthroscopic surgery, replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement), and arthritis. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. Dr. Vani trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) for residency. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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 Lionel Epstein, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Mark Epstein's specialty is general surgery. Patients rated Dr. Epstein highly, giving him an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is especially interested in breast procedures, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Epstein has received professional recognition including the following: 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 practices adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Clinical interests for Dr. Dendi include syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. He is professionally affiliated with Kansas City VA Medical Center and The University of Kansas Hospital. Before completing his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University, Dr. Dendi attended medical school at Osmania Medical College. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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. Daniel Dee Weed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Weed practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Weed's medical residency was performed at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Weed accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He is professionally 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

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

Dr. Brandon Pomeroy is a physician who specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Pomeroy's 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. Thaju Salam, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology
3601 S 4th St Parkway; Plaza Professional Building Suite 4
Leavenworth, KS
 

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

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

Dr. David Owens is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Owens attended Creighton University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency. In his practice, Dr. Owens focuses on labor and delivery (childbirth). Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Larry Nibbelink sees patients in Kansas City, KS, Lansing, KS, and Shawnee Mission, KS. His medical specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Nibbelink is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. In his practice, he is particularly interested in labor and delivery (childbirth). He is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Nibbelink trained at Truman Medical Centers.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

Dr. Amy C Sorrells, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. Amy Sorrells is a general obstetrician and gynecologist. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. In her practice, she is particularly interested in labor and delivery (childbirth). Dr. Sorrells honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Sorrells 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 the University of South Florida (USF). She is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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 medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Suleman (or staff) speaks the following foreign languages: Urdu, Spanish, and Punjabi. Dr. Suleman's clinical interests include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. She is professionally affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Dr. Suleman attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University. She has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by her patients. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Kristi Weaver works as a general OB/GYN. Her clinical interests include labor and delivery (childbirth) and robotic surgery. She is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Before completing her residency at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas, Dr. Weaver attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Patients rated her highly, giving her an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. She takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Bruce Gehrke specializes in general surgery. His professional affiliations include Hedrick Medical Center, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Dr. Gehrke accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,054
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $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.
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