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We found 14 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's areas of specialization are orthopedics/orthopedic surgery and sports medicine; he sees patients in Kansas City, KS and Leavenworth, KS. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Dr. Vani performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Areas of expertise for Dr. Vani include knee problems, shoulder problems, and sports injuries. The average patient rating for Dr. Vani is 4.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Vani accepts. Dr. Vani has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic 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 works as an urologist. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Austenfeld accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Mayo Clinic and a hospital affiliated with the University of Utah. Dr. Austenfeld has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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

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 is a general surgery specialist. His areas of expertise include breast procedures, hernia surgery, and laparoscopic surgery. Dr. Epstein's patients gave him an average rating of 5.0 out of 5 stars. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency 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. 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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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. Raghuveer Dendi, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
3601 S 4th Street; Suite 1
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Raghuveer Dendi specializes in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). His areas of expertise include the following: syncope (fainting), ventricular tachycardia, and atrial fibrillation. Dr. Dendi is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. After completing medical school at Osmania Medical College, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Upstate Medical University. He is professionally affiliated with 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 G Holmes, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Holmes' specialty is urology (urinary tract disease). Dr. Holmes is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Shawnee Mission Health, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,647
  • Medicare Cost: $825
Dr. Daniel Dee Weed, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Daniel Weed's specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH), and Saint Luke's North Hospital-Barry Road. Dr. Weed attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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. 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 cardiology specialist. After completing medical school at J.J.M. Medical College, Dr. Salam performed his residency at Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Salam is 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. Brandon Douglas Pomeroy, MD
Specializes in Urology, Other
1001 6th Avenue; Suite 340
Leavenworth, KS
 

Dr. Brandon Pomeroy specializes in urology (urinary tract disease). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Pomeroy honors. Dr. Pomeroy's education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

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2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 31
  • Uninsured Cost: $484 - $4,200
  • Medicare Cost: $226 - $674
Dr. David B Owens, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. David Owens works as a general OB/GYN in Shawnee Mission, KS and Lansing, KS. He is especially interested in labor and delivery (childbirth). Dr. Owens has a 4.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Creighton University School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Dr. Owens is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy

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

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

Dr. Larry Nibbelink is a general OB/GYN in Kansas City, KS, Lansing, KS, and Shawnee Mission, KS. Dr. Nibbelink is rated highly by his patients. In his practice, Dr. Nibbelink focuses on labor and delivery (childbirth). He is an in-network provider for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Nibbelink 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 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. 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. She studied medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Dr. Sorrells trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of South Florida (USF) for her residency. She has a special interest in labor and delivery (childbirth). She is rated highly by her patients. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Sorrells honors. Dr. Sorrells's hospital/clinic affiliations include Overland Park Regional Medical Center and Menorah 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. Rabiya Suleman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. Rabiya Suleman is a general obstetrics & gynecology specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Suleman include colposcopy, menopause, and menstrual disorders. Her patients gave her an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Suleman accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. She attended medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She trained at a hospital affiliated with Louisiana State University for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Suleman (or staff) speaks Urdu, Spanish, and Punjabi. She is 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. Kristi Lyn Weaver Rowe, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Progress Drive; Suite 120
Lansing, KS
 

Dr. Kristi Weaver's area of specialization is general obstetrics & gynecology. Patient ratings for Dr. Weaver average 5.0 stars out of 5. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Weaver include labor and delivery (childbirth) and robotic surgery. She honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. 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. For her residency, Dr. Weaver trained at the University of Missouri Health System and a hospital affiliated with the University of Kansas. She is affiliated with Overland Park Regional Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , laparoscopic hysterectomy, robotic surgery

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

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

Dr. Bruce Gehrke practices general surgery. Before completing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Gehrke attended medical school at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally 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

  • 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.