We found 33 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 general surgeon and bariatric surgeon. Dr. Slayden's average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Slayden studied medicine at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Slayden completed a residency program 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 specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. In his practice, Dr. Arroyo focuses on gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before completing his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dr. Arroyo attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colon Problems, Nissen Fundoplication, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

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

Dr. G. Sorensen practices general surgery and bariatric surgery. His clinical interests encompass gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. Dr. Sorensen is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, he performed his residency at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Sorensen 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, 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 specialist in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Price include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and bariatric revision surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Dr. Price obtained his medical school training at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in Shreveport and performed his residency at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center and Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center - Shreveport. Dr. Price is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice.

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Clinical Interests: Sleeve Gastrectomy, Surgical Procedures, Weight Loss Surgery, Skin Issues, Bariatric Revision ... (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. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. Dr. Rhoades's clinical interests encompass shoulder surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Rhoades is 2.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Rhoades takes. Distinctions awarded to Dr. Rhoades include: Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. Dr. Rhoades's professional 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 physician who specializes in physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). The average patient rating for Dr. Fotopoulos is 3.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Fotopoulos's clinical interests include knee problems, nerve block, and shoulder problems. He is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is in-network for Humana ChoiceCare Network, Aetna, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, and more. After attending the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Fotopoulos has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Fotopoulos (or staff) is conversant in 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 area of specialization is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Gardiner attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He has received the following distinction: 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: 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 specializes in hand surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. His areas of expertise consist of hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Divelbiss's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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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 specialist in foot & ankle surgery and orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Badwey include foot surgery and ankle surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Badwey is a graduate of Tulane University School of Medicine and a graduate of St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita's residency program. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional 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 Pain, Injuries, Ankle Pain

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 11
  • Uninsured Cost: $859
  • Medicare Cost: $252
Dr. J. Douglas Douglas Cusick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4601 College Boulevard #222; Suite 222
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. J. Cusick specializes in plastic surgery and hand surgery. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Cusick is affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. He attended Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center for residency. Patient ratings for Dr. Cusick average 4.5 stars out of 5. He takes Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Aetna, as well as 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)

Dr. Brian Marion Ramza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Ramza is a specialist in adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He works in Kansas City, MO. He graduated from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Ramza's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. His areas of expertise include ventricular tachycardia. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. His hospital/clinic 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. Richard Brooke Price Jr., MD
Specializes in Other, Otolaryngology
5701 W 119th Street; Suite 320
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Richard Price is an otolaryngologist in Overland Park, KS. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Price include sinuplasty. His average patient rating is 3.5 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Price is conversant in French. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Menorah Medical Center.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty

All Interests: Sinuplasty

Dr. Tammy K Neblock-Beirne, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Tammy Neblock-Beirne's specialty is general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Neblock-Beirne include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. She is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Before completing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. Neblock-Beirne attended medical school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Neblock-Beirne has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. Her hospital/clinic 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. Douglas Ross Perryman, MD
Specializes in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
11401 Nall Avenue; Suite 205
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Douglas Perryman is a medical specialist in general obstetrics & gynecology. Dr. Perryman is rated highly by his patients. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Dr. Perryman's residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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. Danny M Gurba, MD
Specializes in Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Dan Gurba's specialty is adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Gurba studied medicine at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Gurba'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: 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' medical specialty is orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. He has a 3.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Jones's clinical interests include knee problems, foot problems, and elbow problems. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He accepts Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine. Dr. Jones completed his residency training at Truman Medical Centers. He 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

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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.