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We found 23 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Choice POS II near Leawood, KS.

Dr. Geoffrey Carl Slayden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12300 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500 B
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Geoffrey Slayden's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Slayden average 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His training includes a residency program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Slayden's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, laparoscopic sleeve gastrectomy

All Interests: Gallbladder Problems, Soft Tissue Tumor, Hernia, Skin Lesions, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Colon ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 35
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,318 - $2,054
  • Medicare Cost: $396 - $622
Dr. Michael Robert Arroyo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Michael Arroyo's areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of expertise include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Arroyo's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. After completing medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, he performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, Nissen fundoplication, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colon Problems, Nissen ... (Read more)

Dr. George Brent Sorensen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. G. Sorensen is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. These areas are among his clinical interests: gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. Dr. Sorensen honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, Stomach Problems, Abdominal Wall ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 42
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,660 - $5,015
  • Medicare Cost: $466 - $1,756
Dr. John M Price, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. John Price is a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and then went on to complete his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Price is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and bariatric revision surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Price accepts. Dr. Price is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Skin Issues, Gastric Bypass Surgery, Weight Loss Surgery, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 39
  • Uninsured Cost: $4,953
  • Medicare Cost: $1,763
Dr. Charles E Rhoades, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Charles Rhoades' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patients gave Dr. Rhoades an average rating of 2.0 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include shoulder surgery. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhoades accepts. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Rhoades attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Rhoades has received the following distinctions: Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016.

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Clinical Interests: Shoulder Surgery, Hand Problems, Upper Extremity Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,140
  • Medicare Cost: $526
Dr. Constantine Lan Fotopoulos, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Constantine Fotopoulos' specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, nerve block, and shoulder problems. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana ChoiceCare Network, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Fotopoulos honors. Before performing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Fotopoulos attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Fotopoulos (or staff) is conversant in Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Pain, Botox Injection, Hip Problems, Shoulder Problems, Radiofrequency Ablation, Back Problems, ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 20
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,700
  • Medicare Cost: $938
Dr. Robert C Gardiner, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Robert Gardiner specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Gardiner's average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Gardiner's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Total Knee Replacement, Hip Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 15
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,140
  • Medicare Cost: $521
Dr. Brian James Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss' specialties are hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Divelbiss graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Divelbiss completed a residency program at Allegheny General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Divelbiss is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

All Interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Arthroscopic Surgery, ... (Read more)

Dr. Timothy M Badwey, MD
Specializes in Foot & Ankle Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Timothy Badwey is a medical specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Badwey has indicated that his clinical interests include foot surgery and ankle surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Badwey honors. He studied medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Badwey trained at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Dr. Badwey has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Injuries, Ankle Pain

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $859
  • Medicare Cost: $252
Dr. Danny M Gurba, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Dan Gurba is a medical specialist in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Gurba is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Gurba trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health.

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Clinical Interests: Total Hip Replacement, Knee Replacement

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,051
  • Medicare Cost: $491
Dr. Lowry (Nmi) Jones Jr., MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Lowry Jones specializes in orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: knee problems, foot problems, and elbow problems. Dr. Jones's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is rated 3.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Jones has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Elbow Problems, Shoulder Surgery, Back Problems, Knee Problems, Ankle Problems, Foot Problems, Hip ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 12
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,266
  • Medicare Cost: $342
Dr. Steven T Joyce, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Steven Joyce works as an orthopedist. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at Truman Medical Centers. Dr. Joyce's areas of clinical interest consist of knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Joyce is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Sports Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 50
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,995 - $2,837
  • Medicare Cost: $155 - $880
Dr. Richard Brooke Price Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 320
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Richard Price is a physician who specializes in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Price has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. His areas of expertise include sinuplasty. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is conversant in French. Dr. Price is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Sinuplasty

Dr. Douglas Ross Perryman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
11401 Nall Avenue; Suite 205
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Douglas Perryman's specialty is general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Perryman's professional affiliations include Shawnee Mission Health and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Patients gave Dr. Perryman an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Perryman accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH)

All Interests: Osteoporosis, Bone Density Test, Contraception, Total Laparoscopic Hysterectomy, Stress Testing, ... (Read more)

Dr. Stephen M Gordon, DO
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
1004 Carondelet Dr 407; #407
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Stephen Gordon practices general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Gordon is rated highly by his patients. Areas of expertise for Dr. Gordon include labor and delivery (childbirth), family planning, and preconception counseling. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. He attended Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Cushing Hospital, and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive gynecologic surgery

All Interests: Family Planning, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, Labor and Delivery, Reconstructive Surgery, Minimally ... (Read more)

Dr. John Kenneth N Ngochua Lee, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
1000 Carondelet Drive
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. John Lee sees patients in Kansas City, MO, Lees Summit, MO, and Blue Springs, MO. His medical specialty is cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). Dr. Lee has a special interest in heart failure and autonomic disorders (dysautonomia). His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Lee takes. He attended the University of the Philippines College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at John Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Lee has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Autonomic Disorders, Heart Failure

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,390
  • Medicare Cost: $510

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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.