We found 42 providers matching minimally invasive surgery and who accept CIGNA HMO near Overland Park, KS.

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 surgery and bariatric surgery specialist. Dr. Sorensen's areas of clinical interest consist of gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and abdominal wall reconstruction. He is affiliated with Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at the University of Missouri Health System for residency. Dr. Sorensen is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Keith Allen practices cardiac surgery, vascular surgery, and thoracic surgery. Dr. Allen has indicated that his clinical interests include mitral valve repair. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. After completing medical school at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, he performed his residency at Rush University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Emory University. He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more.

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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. 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 is a physician who specializes in cardiac surgery, thoracic surgery, and critical care (intensive care medicine). He takes Coventry, TRICARE, Aetna Elect Choice, and more. His education and training includes medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Borkon has received professional recognition including the following: Kansas City Super Doctors. His hospital/clinic affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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. Geoffrey Carl Slayden, MD
Specializes in General Surgery, Bariatric Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Geoffrey Slayden's medical specialty is general surgery and bariatric surgery. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Slayden graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. His medical residency was performed at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Slayden is professionally affiliated with 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 35
  • Charge (avg.): $1,318 - $2,054
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $396 - $622
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 is a cardiac surgeon, vascular surgeon, and thoracic surgeon. 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's clinical interests include video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), heart transplant, and lung cancer surgery. He honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Pak has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. His professional affiliations include North Kansas City Hospital (NKCH) and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City.

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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. 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. Clinical interests for Dr. Arroyo include gastric bypass surgery, sleeve gastrectomy, and da vinci surgery. Dr. Arroyo is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria and the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago and performed his residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Dr. Arroyo is professionally affiliated with 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, Hernia Surgery, Hiatal Hernia, Colon Problems, Nissen Fundoplication, Da Vinci ... (Read more)

Dr. Yelizaveta L Shnayder, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
3901 Rainbow Boulevard; Ms 3010
Kansas City, KS
 

Dr. Yelizaveta Shnayder is an ear, nose and throat specialist and head and neck plastic surgeon. Areas of expertise for Dr. Shnayder include ablation, fine needle aspiration (FNA), and skull base surgery. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Shnayder takes. She studied medicine at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with New York University (NYU) for her residency. In addition to English, Dr. Shnayder (or staff) speaks Mandarin, Sign Language, and Spanish. Dr. Shnayder's 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: , robotic surgery, da Vinci surgery

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

Dr. Charles Edward Rhoades, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
6505 Sagamore Road
Mission Hills, KS
 

Dr. Charles Rhoades works as an orthopedic surgeon. He has received a 2.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. These areas are among his clinical interests: shoulder surgery, foot problems, and arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Rhoades is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas School of Medicine and a graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center's residency program. He has received distinctions including Kansas City Super Doctors and Kansas City Superdocs Designation 2007-2016. Dr. Rhoades is conversant in Spanish. His professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital, Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City, and Carondelet Health. He welcomes new patients.

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Relevant Interests: , arthroscopic surgery

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

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 12
  • Charge (avg.): $2,140
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $526
Dr. Constantine Lan Fotopoulos, MD
Specializes in Physiatry
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Constantine Fotopoulos' specialty is physiatry (physical medicine & rehabilitation). His average rating from his patients is 3.5 stars out of 5. His areas of expertise include knee problems, nerve block, and shoulder problems. Dr. Fotopoulos's professional affiliations include Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. He is in-network for Humana ChoiceCare Network, Aetna, and Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fotopoulos graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. His training includes a residency program 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 the following foreign languages: 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

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 20
  • Charge (avg.): $3,700
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $938
Dr. Roberta E Blandon, MD
Specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology
4401 Wornall Road; Peet Center 3rd Floor
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. Roberta Blandon is a specialist in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery and obstetrics & gynecology. She works in Kansas City, MO. Dr. Blandon speaks Spanish. In her practice, Dr. Blandon focuses on robotic surgery, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse. Her professional affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's North Hospital-Smithville, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. After completing medical school at Autonomous University of Guadalajara Faculty of Medicine, she performed her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Blandon accepts.

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Relevant Interests: , robotic surgery

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

Dr. Christopher Gene Larsen, MD
Specializes in Otolaryngology
7405 Renner Road
Shawnee, KS
 

Dr. Christopher Larsen works as an otolaryngologist. He attended the University of Nebraska College of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Dr. Larsen's areas of expertise include graves disease, thyroid cancer, and thyroid surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Larsen average 2.5 stars out of 5. He is in-network for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers. His hospital/clinic 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. Megan Elizabeth Thompson, MD
Specializes in General Surgery
12330 Metcalf Avenue; Suite 500b
Overland Park, KS
 

Dr. Megan McNally specializes in general surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. McNally include gastrointestinal cancer surgery and da vinci surgery. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Saint Luke's East Hospital, Saint Luke's South Hospital, and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Before performing her residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), Dr. McNally attended the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. McNally honors Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Relevant Interests: , minimally invasive surgery, da Vinci surgery

All Interests: Sarcoma, Da Vinci Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Melanoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer Surgery

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 23
  • Charge (avg.): $2,076
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $626
Dr. David Joel Cohen, MD
Specializes in Interventional Cardiology
4401 Wornall Road
Kansas City, MO
 

Dr. David Cohen is a specialist in interventional cardiology. He works in Kansas City, MO. He attended Harvard Medical School and then went on to complete his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital. Dr. Cohen's areas of clinical interest consist of transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) and cardiac catheterization. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice, as well as other insurance carriers. He has received the following distinction: Kansas City Super Doctors. He speaks French. Dr. Cohen is professionally affiliated with Anderson County Hospital, Wright Memorial Hospital, and Hedrick Medical Center. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement, Cardiac Catheterization

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 14
  • Charge (avg.): $2,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $1,374
Dr. Brian J Divelbiss, MD
Specializes in Hand Surgery, Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Brian Divelbiss is a hand surgeon and orthopedic surgeon. He is especially interested in hand problems, wrist problems, and shoulder problems. Dr. Divelbiss is affiliated with Saint Luke's South Hospital and Saint Luke's Hospital of Kansas City. Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Divelbiss takes. He is a graduate of the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. Dr. Divelbiss trained at Allegheny General Hospital for residency. 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. Steven T Joyce, MD
Specializes in Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery
3651 College Boulevard
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. Steven Joyce practices orthopedics/orthopedic surgery. Dr. Joyce has received a 4.5 out of 5 star rating by his patients. His clinical interests encompass knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, TRICARE, and Aetna Elect Choice. Dr. Joyce attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at Truman Medical Centers. He has received the distinction of 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: Sports Health, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems, Sports Injuries

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 50
  • Charge (avg.): $1,995 - $2,837
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $155 - $880
Dr. J. Douglas Cusick, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
4601 College Boulevard; Suite 222
Leawood, KS
 

Dr. J. Cusick is a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon in Leawood, KS. He graduated from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center and Loma Linda University Medical Center. His areas of expertise include eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. Dr. Cusick's patients gave him an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. Dr. Cusick is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Aetna Medicare, and Aetna, in addition to other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Shawnee Mission Health, Overland Park Regional Medical Center, and Saint Luke's South Hospital.

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Relevant Interests: , endoscopic surgery

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