We found 43 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA HMO near Overland Park, 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 areas of specialization are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Saint Luke's East Hospital, and Saint Luke's South Hospital. Dr. Slayden honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Slayden attended the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $1,318 - $2,054
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $396 - $622
Dr. Michael Robert Arroyo, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Michael Arroyo is a physician who specializes in general surgery and bariatric surgery. Dr. Arroyo is a graduate of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and a graduate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center's residency program. His clinical interests include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Arroyo's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

Dr. Keith Blaine Allen, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50 11
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Keith Allen's medical specialty is cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. He graduated from the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. His clinical interests encompass mitral valve repair. Dr. Allen honors several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Clinical Interests: Thoracic Aortic Disease, Mitral Valve Repair, Endovascular Disease

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 30
  • Charge (avg.): $2,660 - $3,133
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $881 - $1,315
Dr. George Brent Sorensen, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. G. Sorensen's specialties are general surgery and bariatric surgery. Before performing his residency at the University of Missouri Health System, Dr. Sorensen attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school. He is especially interested in gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. Dr. Sorensen's professional affiliations include 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 42
  • Charge (avg.): $1,660 - $5,015
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $466 - $1,756
Dr. A. Michael Michael Borkon, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Thoracic Surgery, Critical Care
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50-ii
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. A. Borkon, who practices in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO, is a medical specialist in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Borkon's medical residency was performed at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Borkon honors. Dr. Borkon has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors.

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2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,629
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $822
Dr. Alexander F Pak, MD
Specializes in Cardiac Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Thoracic Surgery
4320 Wornall Road; Suite 50-ii
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Alexander Pak practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery in Kansas City, MO and North Kansas City, MO. Dr. Pak's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. He is professionally affiliated with North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before performing his residency at Buffalo General Hospital, Dr. Pak attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health for medical school. Dr. Pak is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), robotic surgery

All Interests: Heart Transplant, Lung Cancer Surgery, Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder is a medical specialist in otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat) and head & neck plastic surgery. In addition to English, Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Clinical interests for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Dr. Shnayder's professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital. Dr. Shnayder is a graduate of New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She completed her residency training at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU). She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy, Nose Reconstruction, Nasal Polyps, Skin Cancer, Oral Cancer, Skull Base ... (Read more)

Dr. Constantine Lan Fotopoulos, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Constantine Fotopoulos is a rehabilitation physician. Dr. Fotopoulos (or staff) speaks the following languages: Arabic, Spanish, and Greek. His areas of expertise include knee problems, nerve block, and shoulder problems. Dr. Fotopoulos'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 Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Patient reviews placed Dr. Fotopoulos at an average of 3.5 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Humana ChoiceCare Network, Aetna, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, and more. Dr. Fotopoulos has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $938
Dr. Charles Edward Rhoades, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Charles Rhoades is an orthopedist. Dr. Rhoades's clinical interests include shoulder surgery, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. He has a 2.0 out of 5 star average patient rating. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. 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. Awards and/or distinctions he has received include Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. Dr. Rhoades speaks Spanish. Dr. Rhoades is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health. He is accepting new patients.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,140
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526
Dr. Brian James Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss works as a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. After completing medical school at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine, Dr. Divelbiss performed his residency at Allegheny General Hospital. He is especially interested in hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Divelbiss accepts. He has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors. Dr. Divelbiss's professional affiliations include 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. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen's medical specialty is otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). He studied medicine at the University of Nebraska College of Medicine. Dr. Larsen trained at the University of Kansas Medical Center for his residency. His areas of expertise include the following: graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patients gave him an average rating of 2.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Larsen takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. His professional affiliations include Kansas City VA Medical Center, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and The University of Kansas Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , sinuplasty, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Wheezing, Dizziness, Stenosis, Sinus Headache, Facial Paralysis, Sinus Problems, Nasal Polyps, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Tammy Neblock-Beirne works as a general surgeon. Dr. Neblock-Beirne's clinical interests include minimally invasive parathyroidectomy. She honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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). She has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. She is professionally affiliated with 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. Brian Marion Ramza, MD
Specializes in Adult Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
4330 Wornall; Suite 2000
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Brian Ramza's specialties are adult cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology (heart rhythm). He has a special interest in ventricular tachycardia. His professional affiliations include Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Saint Luke's East Hospital. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Ramza takes. He studied medicine at the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University.

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 94
  • Charge (avg.): $855 - $2,650
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $465 - $917
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. Patients gave Dr. Badwey an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: foot surgery and ankle surgery. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tulane University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, Wichita. Dr. Badwey has received the distinction of 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 Pain, Injuries, Ankle Pain

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $859
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $252
Dr. Gary Alan Johnson, MD
Specializes in Gynecologic Oncology
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Department of Ob/g Mailstop 2028
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Gary Johnson's area of specialization is gynecologic oncology. His areas of expertise include robotic surgery. Dr. Johnson is professionally affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. His education and training includes medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Wisconsin. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Johnson has received the distinction of Kansas City Super Doctors.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

All Interests: Gynecologic Cancer, Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive Procedures, Robotic Surgery

Dr. Roberta Eugenia Blandon, MD
Specializes in Urogynecology
4401 Wornall Road; Peet Center 3rd Floor
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Roberta Blandon practices urogynecology. Dr. Blandon attended Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine and the University of Guadalajara, University Center of Health Sciences and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). In her practice, Dr. Blandon focuses on robotic surgery, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. She is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. She is conversant in Spanish. Dr. Blandon is affiliated with Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

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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.
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