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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 is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Slayden has a 5.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After attending the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine for medical school, he completed his residency training at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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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 medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. His areas of clinical interest consist of 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. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Dr. Arroyo's residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. His areas of expertise consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Sorensen honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Sorensen's training includes a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System.

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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 works as a general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Price's clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and bariatric revision surgery. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport. His residency was performed at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. He is 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 works as an orthopedic surgeon. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He is especially interested in shoulder surgery. Dr. Rhoades has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhoades accepts. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rhoades include: Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. Dr. Rhoades's 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: 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 is a physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation) specialist. He has received a 3.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Fotopoulos's clinical interests include knee problems, nerve block, and shoulder problems. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He honors several insurance carriers, including Humana ChoiceCare Network, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Fotopoulos's medical residency was performed at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Fotopoulos has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Fotopoulos (or staff) speaks Arabic, Spanish, and Greek.

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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's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Gardiner honors 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). He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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' medical specialty is hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Divelbiss include hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Divelbiss graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Divelbiss trained at Allegheny General Hospital for his residency. He has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally 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 foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery specialist. He attended Tulane University School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. His areas of expertise consist of foot surgery and ankle surgery. Dr. Badwey's average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Badwey has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Foot Surgery, Ankle Surgery, Foot Problems, 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 is an adult cardiologist and cardiac electrophysiologist. His clinical interests encompass ventricular tachycardia. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramza honors. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Ramza is professionally affiliated with 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's area of specialization is general surgery. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Dr. Neblock-Beirne is especially interested in minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. She is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. She has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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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 specializes in adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as 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. Gurba has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with 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' specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Jones average 3.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Jones include knee problems, foot problems, and elbow problems. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Jones honors. Before completing his residency at Truman Medical Centers, Dr. Jones attended medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Jones's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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 is a specialist in interventional cardiology. He works in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Cohen's clinical interests include transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and cardiac catheterization. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Cohen has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. In addition to English, he speaks French. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. Dr. Cohen welcomes 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. J. Douglas Douglas Cusick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4601 College Boulevard #222; Suite 222
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Douglas Cusick's specialties are plastic surgery and hand surgery. He practices in Leawood, KS. Areas of expertise for Dr. Cusick include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. He is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He obtained his medical school training at Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Cusick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, Aetna, and more.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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

Dr. Steven B Laster, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4330 Wornall; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Steven Laster practices interventional cardiology. His areas of expertise include the following: peripheral artery disease (PAD), medical education, and peripheral vascular interventions. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. After attending Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Laster completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center.

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Clinical Interests: Peripheral Artery Disease, Peripheral Vascular Interventions, Medical Education, Cardiac ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 14
  • Uninsured Cost: $2,950
  • Medicare Cost: $814

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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.