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We found 35 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept Aetna Medicare 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. Brian Marion Ramza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Ramza works as a cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. Dr. Ramza graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Ramza completed a residency program at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. In his practice, he is particularly interested in ventricular tachycardia. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Ramza's professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital.

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Clinical Interests: Atrial Fibrillation, Heart Problems, Catheter Ablation, Laser Treatment, Electrophysiological ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 94
  • Uninsured Cost: $855 - $2,650
  • Medicare Cost: $465 - $917
Dr. Tammy K Neblock-Beirne, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Tammy Neblock-Beirne is a general surgery specialist. Areas of expertise for Dr. Neblock-Beirne include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. Dr. Neblock-Beirne's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. She attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). She accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Neblock-Beirne has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive parathyroidectomy

All Interests: Breast Issues, Minimally Invasive Parathyroidectomy, Cancer, Endocrine Diseases, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

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. David Joel Cohen, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology, Internal Medicine
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. David Cohen's medical specialty is interventional cardiology. Dr. Cohen graduated from Harvard Medical School. His residency was performed at Brigham and Women's Hospital. His areas of expertise consist of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and cardiac catheterization. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Cohen has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks French. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,500
  • Medicare Cost: $1,374
Dr. Roberta Eugenia Blandon, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
4401 Wornall Road; Peet Center 3rd Floor
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Roberta Blandon's area of specialization is urogynecology. She has indicated that her clinical interests include robotic surgery, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. Dr. Blandon's hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. She honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Her education and training includes medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In addition to English, she speaks Spanish.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Urinary Incontinence, Pelvic Prolapse, Urologic Disorders, Robotic Surgery

Dr. J. Douglas Douglas Cusick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4601 College Boulevard #222; Suite 222
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Douglas Cusick, who practices in Leawood, KS, is a medical specialist in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among Dr. Cusick's clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Before completing his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center, Dr. Cusick attended medical school at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine. He has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. He honors Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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.